Print On Demand for Artists: Painting to Pattern to Product, The Complete Process

Nic Squirrell, Artist and illustrator.

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13 Videos (55m)
    • Print on Demand for Artists Painting to pattern to product the complete process Introduction

    • Designing for POD

    • Research and Sketching

    • Materials

    • Painting the Pattern

    • Scanning and Merging

    • Removing the Background

    • Enhancing the Artwork

    • Making the Repeat

    • Preparing the Files

    • Uploading to Redbubble

    • Uploading to Society6

    • Final thoughts and Project


About This Class

I sell a lot of my work through Print on Demand stores such as Society6 and Redbubble.

This class is a practical step by step walk through my entire workflow for POD.  It's packed full of information, from research and designing the original painting with POD in mind, scanning large artwork on a regular scanner, piecing it back together, removing the background, adjustments and variations, putting the pattern into technical repeat, formatting for POD and uploading to Redbubble and Society6.

Phew!  All that in under an hour!

Nothing is left out, and I'll throw in my tips and tricks throughout the class. This class is suitable for anyone wanting to learn how to prepare and sell their paintings on POD stores, and for more experienced artists wanting to streamline their process.

This is a stand alone class, but you might find it helpful to take in conjunction with my course "POD for Artists: Earn While You Sleep', which gives an overview of what is involved in selling your art through POD stores, and how to get the best results.

Requirements for this course: paints of your choice (suggested: watercolour, gouache or acrylic), paper (smooth or textured) A4 scanner, Photoshop.

You can download a free trial of Photoshop CC by clicking here.

Click here for Redbubble product sizes

Click here for Society6 product sizes and seller's guide


Links to my Stores:



My Skillshare classes


With thanks to Redbubble and Society6.

Music: BossaBossa Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

123 of 123 students recommendSee All

useful tips and helpful info regarding Photoshop and creating prints, especially for beginners.
super good class, with all the information I needed. Clear, helpfull and easy to follow.
Wow! Gorgeous work and super coverage of the basics.





Nic Squirrell

Artist and illustrator.

Nic is an artist and illustrator living in Kent, England.

She studied Creative Visual Art & 3D Design at the University of Greenwich and loved every minute of it.

Her illustrations are on many products from prints to suitcases and everything in between.

She loves drawing on her iPad as well as using traditional media, particularly watercolour.

If anything stays still long enough, Nic will draw on it.

Nic Squirrell's website

Examples of Nic's work on Society6

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