Society6 for iPad Artists and Designers: Sizes, Orientations, and Shareable Mockups | Liz Kohler Brown | Skillshare

Society6 for iPad Artists and Designers: Sizes, Orientations, and Shareable Mockups

Liz Kohler Brown, artist | designer | teacher | author

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16 Lessons (2h 35m)
    • 1. Society6 for iPad Artists and Designers: Sizes, Orientations, and Sharable Mockups

    • 2. Background and Reasons

    • 3. Downloads and Setting Up Shop

    • 4. Product and Orientation Research

    • 5. Tag Research

    • 6. Orientations and Sizes

    • 7. Best Practices and Tips

    • 8. Saving and Uploading

    • 9. Adjusting Products

    • 10. Vectorizing and Backgrounds

    • 11. Circular Orientation on Products

    • 12. Sizing and Saving

    • 13. Adjusting Products

    • 14. Building and Sharing

    • 15. Background Options and Links

    • 16. Common Issues and Sales

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About This Class

In this class, you'll learn how to create and fill your Society6 shop using your iPad.  Society6 is a print on demand site that allows artists around the world to upload their artwork and put it up for sale on a wide range of high quality products.


What I love about Society6 is that artists and designers don’t have to pay any fees to make their work for sale, and once you have the process down pat, it’s easy to add new work to your shop and share it with the world.


I create the work for my Society6 shop on my iPad, and upload it directly to my shop without using a computer at all.  I want to show you my process for creating and uploading artwork for Society6 so that you can maximize the number of products you have for sale, and minimize the amount of time you spend uploading and resizing.


My goal for this class is to show you how easy it can be to add items to your shop, so that you can just focus on creating beautiful work and not have to worry so much about the technical details like image sizes and orientations!

First we’ll go through the basics of getting set up, making your shop look beautiful, and uploading your artwork.  I’ll show you a few different methods for creating high resolution images so that your work looks crisp and clean on the products.


Next we’ll look at a several orientations that you can use for your artwork.  I’ll share with you my cheat sheets for Society 6 products so you can quickly choose a size and orientation before starting a new project.


Next I’ll show you how I turn a repeat pattern into an image that fits on almost all Society6 products.  We’ll look at how I create and size my repeat block in Affinity Designer, and go through the whole process from exporting the image to applying it to products.


Last we’ll look at ways to turn your product images into beautiful mockups for your website or social media accounts.  I’ll show you how I use Procreate to create shadows and realistic backgrounds that will make your products stand out online. 


I’ll share with you 12 customizable wallpaper patterns that I created, and show you how to find and create patterns that match your personal style.


In this class we’ll use both Procreate and Affinity Designer, but you don’t have to have Affinity Designer to do the steps in this class.  Affinity allows you to create large images that fit on all Society6 products, whereas if you just use Procreate you will be limited to certain products.

The amazing thing about this process is you can immediately start offering your work for sale, and have a resource for beautiful product images to display your work.  Showing your work on products rather than just showing the images can help make your social presence as an artist or designer more professional. I’ll share with you my template for social media images, so you can easily tailor your mockups to fit the image ratios for whatever social platforms you’re using.


If you’re looking for a way to start offering your work for sale, or just want to display product mockups online using only your iPad, this class will show you everything you need to know to get started.

All you need to take this class is your iPad and a stylus.  I’ll be using the Apple Pencil, but you could use any stylus, or even your finger.

You can get the class downloads and resources here. (the password is shown at the beginning of the class)

Music featured in this trailer: Frenchman Street by Otis McDonald