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Create Compelling Products: Design, Print & Sell Tea Towel Calendars

teacher avatar Anne Butera, watercolor artist, pattern designer

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (1h)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Photoshop Basics

    • 3. Setting Up Guides for Month Templates

    • 4. Adding Days and Dates

    • 5. Creating Month Templates

    • 6. Setting Up a Tea Towel Calendar Template

    • 7. Adding Months 1

    • 8. Adding Months 2

    • 9. Adding Art 1

    • 10. Adding Art 2

    • 11. Uploading to Spoonflower

    • 12. Your Project

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About This Class

In this class I'll show you how to design a calendar with your art that you can use to create fabric tea towels (or print on paper if that's your preference). You'll be using Adobe Photoshop and Spoonflower to design, print and sell your own tea towel calendars.

Tea towel calendars designed with your own art make a wonderful addition to your shop, whether you're selling online or in person or both! They also make great gifts for friends and family. 

We'll create templates for each possible month arrangement that you can use again and again for any year and any type of calendar. Then I'll show you how to make a simple calendar design using those templates and give you suggestions of different layouts to help inspire you in your own designs.

Finally, I'll show how to upload your design to Spoonflower, the company I use to print and sell my fabric and tea towels and how to enter your design in their annual Tea Towel Calendar Design Contest.

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Anne Butera

watercolor artist, pattern designer

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The beginning of my story might sound similar to yours. When I was a child I loved to make things, but as I grew up I "learned" I wasn't good at art and stopped making it.

But that's not the end of my story.

As an adult I eventually realized something was missing from my life and I began to play with the idea of learning how to paint. I was encouraged by the example of other artists who had begun their creative journeys as adults with no formal training. Their stories gave me confidence to try.

When I started out learning how to paint I didn't know where to start. I learned by doing (and by failing and trying again). 

It's been a long road, but today I work as a watercolor artist.

My art has been featured in magazines an... See full profile

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1. Intro: Hi, I'm Anne Butera. I'm the artist behind the website and blog "My Giant Strawberry". As a self-taught artist, I'm passionate about encouraging you to embrace your creativity and discover your joy. I'm primarily known for my watercolor paintings of botanicals and other natural subjects, but I also love taking my art into Photoshop and manipulating my designs. In this class, I'll show you how to create tea towels with your art. We'll create the template in Photoshop that you can use again and again for all sorts of different designs. Then we'll add some art to it and upload it to Spoonflower where you can have it printed on fabric to be a detail like this. You can also print your design on paper and use it that way. I can't wait to show you what I've learned. So let's get started and dive in to creating tea towels with our art. 2. Photoshop Basics: This class takes place almost entirely in Photoshop. You don't have to be an expert in the program in order to benefit from the class, but it does help to have some basic knowledge of how it works. If you're completely new to Photoshop, I'd suggest taking one of my previous classes to familiarize yourself with all the different tools and menus. But first, before we start designing the Tea Towels, I'd like to give you a little refresher of the different tools that we'll be using in this class. Let's dig in. Let's just take a look at a few things here in Photoshop before we get started doing the design work. The tools we'll be using most often are the Move tool which is up here, and also the Text tool or as they call it the Horizontal Type tool, which is that letter T right over here. In the Horizontal Type tool, when you click on or create a new text area, you will see all the information about the font and how big it is. Here's the name of the font, if there's anything special about it, sometimes it'll give you an option for italics or bold or whatever. Then here is how you determine the size. This shows you the justification, if you want it left, center or right, and that little square there or rectangle will show you. If I change that, that will show up in the exact center or the left or the right. That's how that'll look. Here also is the color, we'll be changing color of the text. If you click on that, it gives you the color picker and you can use the little eyedropper to click on anything in your document to choose a color. So the other thing that's really important to know is over here where the layers panel is. Layers are really the hardest thing to wrap your head around when you're getting used to using Photoshop. I'm just going to get out of our Text tool and go back to the Move tool. This shows you the different layers and they're each named whatever this 3 Leaves Light is, that little leaf here, and my little trick for figuring out which layer is which, is to click on the little eye which will show the visibility of the layer if it's got the eye there, and if it's just a little blank square, that means that layer is invisible. That's a way that I can use to see which layer is which. Also naming them things that make sense will help. When in the layer, instead of an image or a text, there is a little folder like right here, that January folder, that's called a group and in it there are these three things: This word January, another group or a folder that has the dates. Those are all the dates for the month of January and then here are the days which are the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. Looks like these are in reverse order. The only way that the different layers order matters is if they're on top of one another, and I'll give you an example. I think it's this Rose 1 here, there are two layers and let me just zoom in so you can see what I'm talking about. I zoomed in by pressing the "Command" button and the plus sign on my keyboard and that zooms in the Command button and the minus sign will zoom out. Let's go back up, Rose 1. It's got these two parts, the Rose which I called Multi Petal Rose and then 3 Leaves Jaunty which is what I named it, which is funny but the Multi Petal Rose is showing up on the top and that tells you that it is above the layer of the leaves. If I reverse that order, you can see there's that little stem from the leaves and it's showing on top of the rose which is not what I want to have happen, so it's important that the rose stays on top. Now you can rearrange your layers by just clicking on it and dragging. When you see those two little lines, that'll tell you that that's where it's going to drop. That's really important to know if you're trying to put something in a folder, sometimes things will go in folders that you don't want to have happen, but you can always take them back out. So those are your layers. Again, I'm telling you that's the hardest thing to get your head around. The layer that is selected is the one that you'll do something to, so here, if I'm moving something, it's going to just be that layer that's selected. So I'm going to say, "Undo move" because I don't really want to move that. If you wanted to move this word "May," you'd have to be on that correct layer in order to do that. I like to make sure my layers are arranged in a way that makes sense to me, so I know what's what and I can find what I'm working on. I'm scrolling back and forth and up and down, I'm just using my mouse to do that. Again, I can zoom out like that. Also over here on the bottom, this shows you what percent the document is showing at, right now it's 12.5. I know that in order to show the whole thing, it's 11.5. If I hit "Enter" after I type the number, that will show the whole thing. Also, if you do Command Zero it will fill the screen with your document, which in this case is 11.62. Now, one of the menus that I use a lot up here, File will be using New and Open a lot. Also, Save As, Edit. There's Redo and Undo. The things that I use in this class are Free Transform. Let's see. Let's go back to that Rose 1. Then if we say, "Edit, Free Transform," you get this box and that will allow you to either resize it. If you move the corner and hold the "Shift" button, then it will keep the same aspect ratio. If you use another side, it'll distort it. If you've distorted it and you don't want to, you can either go up here to Edit, Undo, or you can come up here. This gives you information about your layer. If you click on this little Lock, it's going to lock your aspect ratio and that'll bring it back to the aspect ratio that it started at. The X and Y coordinates show you where it is, up and down on your document. This will show you the percentage that you changed it. If we want to undo the size, we can go back to a 100 percent and that takes you back to where you were. You can change the angle up here, or you can also wait until your cursor becomes this little double curved arrow, and you can rotate. Click and hold, and then move your mouse to rotate. That's how the Free Transform works. When you're finished moving and resizing, if you hit the Return on your keyboard, that will make your changes take effect. I'm going to undo that because I don't want to change it like that. The other thing I said up here is Transform. You can rotate to specific amounts, but also you can flip horizontally, which makes it change on the horizontal axis like that, Step, I'm going to undo that. You can also transform up here. These other things we aren't going to use. Flip Vertically would make a change like that. Those come in handy. Layer, you can use to make a New Layer or to Duplicate a Layer. Let's say we want another Rose 1 layer. I'm just going to drag that one off. Let's see, undo the move. It's showing up right on top of the other one, so that's not going to show it until we get rid of both. We can move that. You don't really want an extra layer, so I'll delete that. Also up here in your Layer menu is where you can group layers together. That's what creates these little folders. Let's say I want to put two of these layers together. If I hold down the Shift and click on the next layer, that select them both. Then I can come up here to Layer and then say Group Layers. This is just calling it Group 5, you can rename that to whatever you want. You don't really want those in a group. The other thing that you can do to group them is to press the Command button and the letter G on your keyboard if you're on a Mac, and that makes the group. Let's see what else do we need to know here. View, yes, we're going to be using this, in this menu, the View. We're going to be creating some guides now. There are a bunch of guides here which you can't see because I have them hidden. Which command? It hides them or brings them back. Here are our guides. In your video, some of them are showing up as blue and some are showing up as gray, but on your screen, I'll show up that aqua blue color. You create the guides by going up to this View menu and saying New Guide. Now let's say you want one at five inches, it'll show you here's your five inch vertical guide. You can also move your guides. You'll do that when these little arrows come up with two lines and two arrows pointing away from one another, that will allow you to move the guide. You can create guides wherever you want on your document so you can line things up precisely. Then here, something important is to this Snap To, that let your layers snap into place alongside whatever is checked. So here it's going to snap into place against the guides, layers, and the bounds of the document. So if I take this whole image with these roses, when those pink lines show up, that shows me that it's a budding against, in this case, it's the top of the document. But it will also show you when it hits either a guide or the edge of another layer. That's really helpful when you're trying to line things up. If you have lots of guides and lots of layers, it gets a little tricky because your layer will want to line up with a bunch of different things and it's not sure where it should line up to, which makes it a little trickier, but you can still work with it. I think that is all of the Menu items and the Toolbar items that we'll be using. I'll also tell you about things as we go, so don't worry. Again, if you need a little more information about how these things work, we can do that together in my other classes. Let's get started making our template, which we'll do in the next lesson. See you there. 3. Setting Up Guides for Month Templates: The first thing we're going to do is make a template for each of the months. We're going to create a document with a resolution of 300 pixels per inch. We're going to make it 2,100 pixels wide and 1,620 pixels high. I worked this out, so it'll be a nice size. We're going to put some guides here starting vertically to create our columns for the seven days of the week. We're going to place them each at a 150 pixels, and that's going to be the center guide for each column. The columns are really going to be 300 pixels wide. I'll write down all these numbers for you in the handout so you can refer to those. You don't have to worry about furiously taking notes. It's a guide every 150 pixels. This one is at 600 pixels and then the next will be at 750 pixels. These guides will help us when we're arranging all the letters and numbers that become each of the months. I'm making this so that you can use this month template for the tea towel calendars, but also if you wanted to do print calendars like in my other class, you can use this template there as well. Here's my last guide vertically, and now we're ready for the horizontal, but first let's save this. I'm going to save this in the tea towel calendar folder, and I'm going to call it calendar template. Of course, you can save it wherever is best for you and call it whatever will make sense to you. Now we'll make these horizontal guides. This first guide is going to be at 220 pixels. That's going to be where the letters for the days of the week are going to go. Then each of the other guides are going to be down 200 pixels from that; starting at 220 and then the next one will be 420 and then 620, and so on until we have all of the guides. That will give us a total of eight rows. Now that we have all our columns and rows, we're ready to start adding the days and the dates. 4. Adding Days and Dates: So now let's add the letters and numbers for our day's and dates. I'll start with the Text tool, choosing my fonts. For the letters, I want a scripty font. I am using Loft Yian at 60 point. This is a font that I got from Creative Market, they have lots of great fonts, they're for reasonable prices. You can even get free fonts and other goods every Monday. So here I'm skipping every other guide because those are the edges of our columns and we want the letters and numbers to be arranged in the center of each column. So laying out the days of the week, and I did lots of figuring to see spacing that I liked the best and this seems to work well for me. Of course, you can tinker, however works for you. So there are our days of the week. Now I'm going to add the numbers for the dates using the Text tool. I'm going to use Josephine Sans as that font. I have two of them here. Okay. So we'll choose light, and the size I want is 42 point. So adding 42 point. Adding our number one. I'm going to start here with Sunday. I'll show you how we can make templates that you can use again and again that start on different days of the week. Then you can just copy and paste into your full calendar document without having to recreate it every time. If that doesn't make a lot of sense, don't worry, because we'll get to it in later lessons. So adding our first week here of the numbers, and as we're going here for number seven, I see that we have a problem with our Saturday, S. When I changed fonts, it changed that font. So let's change it back to our script D font and this 60 point, and type that S there again. Make sure that it's aligned, and then we're going to continue. Now, just type this in with that font and then we'll change it and then our S will be safe. All right, we're back on track here. So I didn't really explain how I'm going from number to number. Each of these numbers is going to be its own layer in your document. So I switch, after I've typed the number, I switch from the Text tool to the Move tool and that clears it out and gives you a new layer. So then you'll do the same thing with all of the days of the month up to 31, we've got those all arranged. Oh, and it's helpful here, I'm saving this calendar template or let's say dates template. Monday starts , okay. We'll have one for each of the days of the week. So I'll show you how to do that in the next lesson. 5. Creating Month Templates: I'm not sure where my brain was when I named this file. Monday starts and it really starts with Sunday, but we'll fix it. I'm saving a date Sunday start file here. We're going to have a file for each start of each day of the week so that way we'll have templates for them all. I'm going to arrange our layers over here so that they're easier to deal with. I'm just going to drag them into numerical order, so you click and drag. I'm going to group these days, click on one, click on the bottom while holding down control and it selects them all, Command G, groups them, and I named this days. Now I'm going to just continue moving the layers so that they are in number order, which will make it easier to move the layers on our screen. I'm grouping these and calling them dates, so we've dates and days. I'm going to save this, and then let's save as Sunday Start so that both files have the organized layers. I should've done that from the beginning, but that's okay. Now we have two files of Sunday Start and Monday Start, they both have organized layers. We'll go into the Monday start and rearrange the numbers, I'm going to rearrange them as chunks. I click on the one and hold down Shift, and then click on the six and it highlights them all. Then using the Move tool, I'll move them into place, and here I'm checking to make sure it's aligned. That little black rectangle square at the bottom, lining up with our guides. Now, I'm just going to keep rearranging the numbers until they are in the right place for the month. The chunk 8-13, move that down. These ones will align with a variety of different guides and layers and edges, it's a little tricky. I just double-check to make sure they're aligned. Now you can create these monthly templates, however, works best for you. If it's easier for you to type in each of the numbers creating the new layers again, go ahead and do it that way. You can move the numbers from the end of a month first up to the beginning, whatever works for you. The goal is to have seven templates, so no matter what day the month starts on, you can just plug in a template and you'll be done once you make sure it has the right number of days. I'm continuing here moving 22-27, making sure that they are aligned. Again, it wants to align with a variety of different guides, and layers, and document edges. Just go slowly and be careful and you'll get everything in place eventually. Now our last three dates are moving into place, get them aligned. We'll double-check, I don't think those are quite right but we'll see, it's almost using the Move tool until it snaps into place. When you're in the Text tool, that little square comes up and it's easier to align. You can do each one. We'll save this, then will also save as date Tuesday Start. Again, you'll have one for each day of the week, and then you'll be able to plug it into your calendar. I'll show you how to create a calendar template for your detail in the next lesson. See you there. 6. Setting Up a Tea Towel Calendar Template: Now that we have the monthly templates, we're going to make an overall template for our tea towel. Change this to inches, and our tea towel is going to be 18 inches wide by 27 inches tall, and the resolution 300. For spoon flower, you only need a 150 resolution, but I like to have options in case you want to print it on paper or use it some other way. Now we're going to create guides, and it's just the edges of our design. We're going to put the first guide at 1.75 inches from the top, and then 1.7 inches from the bottom, 1.75. That's at 25.25 inches on the document, and then we're also going to do the sides with the same inset, 1.75 inches from the left edge, and then our right edge will be inset 1.75 inches. That will be 16.25 inches on the document. For the fabric tea towels, that's for our M If you're going to be sewing it. I'm also going to make an interior guide at 2.25 inches from each edge. The first one at 2.25, then at 15.75 from the right-hand side, 2.25 inches, two and a quarter from the top, and then two and a quarter from the bottom, which would be at 24.75 inches on our document. We'll save this as our calendar template. Tea towel, calendar template, once this is all saved, we will be able to start plugging in our dates and our imagery. 7. Adding Months 1: The first thing I'm going to do is put another guide here, right down the center new guide at vertical, nine inches, since it's 18 inches wide, nine is in the middle, should will help us align things. Now to get a calendar, just go to Google and type in the year and the word calendar and has calendars for every year. Print that out. Keep it on your desk beside you as a great reference so you know what day each month starts on. Let's see. We're going to open up the Sunday start dates. We're going to duplicate the layers. Layer, Duplicate Layers into our tea towel calendar, say "OK". Then you can see it's pretty big. I'm going to free transform that, Edit, Free Transform. Change the width to four inches wide. Click on that little lock to lock the aspect ratio. I'm going to drag it into place right in the bottom corner, abutting those guides that we created. That's going to be our December dates. Taking a little while to transform here. The reason that my dates are big is because I like to use them in my print calendars. I have another class on Skillshare, create calendars with your art in Photoshop and that template is perfect for that calendar size. I create a calendar like that every year so I can use these templates for both. Now we're going to add the word December. Let' first group these layers. This group is December. It has the days and the dates. Going to make sure we have the right size font, Loft Yian 60 points. December, I think I want it aligned with the left side, then I'm going to just slide it into place where I think looks the best. Again, there will be a lot of things that this layer will want to align with, you can move that down a little bit. Next we're going to put November and that's going to be right in the middle. November starts with Friday, so open up the Friday start template. We're going to duplicate these layers, and this will go in our detail calendar template. Go back to our file, and again this is big, but we will make it smaller. Free transform to four inches wide and then drag that into place and it's going to go right along the center and then along the bottom. The center of this layer, this group will line up with the center guide. Then we'll add, let's call this November first. Group those layers together. Put December down in our December group, the text layer. Now we're going to hide that 31 because November only has 30 days. Just click on that high ball, will make it invisible, and then we will close up these little folders then groups. I didn't delete it because I'm going to just use that layer again for the other months that are starting with Friday. Type in our November, again aligning with the left justified. Now we're going to place the word November. It gets a little tricky with these bouncing scripty fonts because it has bits that hang down and hang up and it's not really easy to align. If we scroll down and zoom in, Command-Plus or Command-Minus, will zoom in or out. See how this aligns. See that doesn't really line up right even though that pink line is there. I think that's good, top to top, side to side. I'm happy with the November. We're going to open our October, which is Tuesday start, and we're going to duplicate these layers just like we did with the other two months. Again, when we go back to our tea towel calendar, those dates went in our November folder. Just drag them out until you get the two little lines, and again it's large. Let's make this zoomed out. These are the right layers, and we're going to Free Transform to four inches wide again. This can get a little tedious, but it's so much easier than typing everything in over and over again and trying to line that all up. Putting our text for the word October. Well, let's group these layers. You can do it in whatever order is most convenient for you. I like to keep everything nice and organized, so there's October, our text, and type the word October and pull that into place. Is that good? It might be a little high, let's zoom in and see. Let's move that down. I think that looks pretty good. We'll save that and then in the next lesson we will go on and add some more dates. 8. Adding Months 2: Now we're going to keep going and we're going to add another guide, this one at 18 inches. You can play around with the spacing and where you want to put the guides. This is just to start. I may end up moving things around. I'm duplicating the December dates to be September because they are the same, starting with Sunday, except of course, September has fewer days. Pop that up to the top there, open up the group, not the days the dates. I'm going to go down and make that 31 invisible. You can't see our duplicate dates because it's right on top. When we move it up, you can see there it is. We're going to get rid of the word December, change it to September. You can see these fonts bounce around. So I'm just going to move that slightly. Now, for our next month, we're going to have a Thursday start, so open up that template and we're going to duplicate the groups, those layers, the dates and the days in our tea towel calendar. Again, it's way at the top and it's big. So we'll free transform it to be four inches wide and then once that's locked, we're going to move that into place again in the center and one that really wants to align with all different things. We can't make up its mind. So get that. That's way over to the side. If we go free transform again, we can get the little squares and that'll help us line things up. If we zoom in, it'll be easier to see is it aligning, is it not? So we've got that in place. We just need the word August. Group those for August. Then we'll add our word above, justified to the left and then pull it down into place until you think it looks right. That's a little better, let's say. But just to be on the safe side, always better to save frequently and not lose your work. Now we need a Monday start for July and I duplicate those layers and go back and Free Transform. I'm doing this even though you don't see those layers, I know they're at the top layer, four inches wide lock it so the aspect ratio doesn't get distorted, then let's drag down. I could zoom out to make it easier, but that's okay. Do whatever you are most comfortable with. It doesn't quite look right there. That's a little better. We're going to group these to be July then add our word July. Drag that over and get it aligned with the edge and my guide. I think August needs to move a little bit. Again, once you have everything in place, you can go back and fine tune it. Now I'm going to add another guide. This one will be at 14.25 inches. Again, these can easily move. You can change things around, duplicating the July and making it into April. We'll just drag that up. Before we were starting with the right-hand side and now we are starting with the left-hand side. Again, you can do it however is easiest for you or makes the most sense to you. So let's hide the 31 here in April and go back and close the group. So we only have a few more months here. Let's close these other templates. Photoshop will run slower if you have them all open. So I added the May and June. Now I'm going to put my last guide here at 10.25 inches. We're duplicating November, that's going to be our February. Zoom out a little bit and drag that up and put it in place above the May. Change the group to February. Move that up, that went in June. Let's open up June, pull February out. Now we've got to hide those extra dates 30 and 29. We need to change the word November to February. I'm duplicating these other months because that way I don't have to free transform them again there at the right size for our document. Now I added the other months changing October to January. We're going to save this, before we add our art, we need to add the year. I think I want the year in Josefina sans. Let's bump up the size to 80 and I want it in the center. So let's center justify the text and drag that down. There we go. How about a little bit bigger, 120? Yeah. We can always change it later after we play around with some images. That's what we'll do in the next lesson. 9. Adding Art 1: Now that we have the tedious part of the design finished, we can add the art, which is the fun part. I'll show you a few different options in my 2017 design, which is very similar to the one that we just created. I added art at the top and then sprinkled some illustrations around the months. This one for the 2018 design, I created a painting that surrounded all the months and I have rows with different numbers of months and the year is on the outside. You don't have to have everything in line or have things look symmetrical, that's another option. Then here's another design I created that is even less symmetrical. We have different numbers of months next to one another. They don't always line up and there's art just about all over the calendar. It's really up to you how you want to design it. For this one, I created a piece with my blue roses and I'm just going to duplicate this onto the tea towel. I sized it to fit above our calendar. Now I'm going to just move it into place on top of our dates. Just sliding that down until it's in the right spot. Now, looking at our year, I think I want a softer look for it, so we'll change it from Josefin Sans to the scripty Loft Yian font. I think it needs to be a little bigger than that so let's bump up this to 130 point. There it is, move it down a little bit and I'm thinking the black looks a bit harsh. If I click on that little rectangle and then use the eyedropper tool. I can choose one of the blues from my illustration. I like how that one looks and I think I'm going to change all of the text to be that blue. I will select all of them, click on the layer on the top, and then holding down shift, click the one on the bottom, not the roses and I'm just going to use the eyedropper on the blue I selected for the 2019, and it all changes to that color. Now I'm going to save it as, we don't want it to be the template, so 2019 Roses Tea Towel, click "Save". Then in the next lesson, I will show you how to add a few more images to soften up the design. See you there. 10. Adding Art 2: Now I'm going to add a few roses and leaves throughout the calendar just to soften it up a bit. I'm going to duplicate one of these roses and move it over. I'll have to resize it because it's pretty big. Free Transform and then dragging from the corners will keep with the correct aspect ratio. I think I like it right there. Move it down a little. Then I want some leaves. This document I created by scanning a bunch of little pieces that I painted. Add those leaves to the Tea towel. Free Transform. If I change the location to zero, it usually will come into view. I'm going to resize these leaves too, figure out where they'll go. I want them behind the rose, so change the layer order, so the rose shows up on top. Let's see. I like it right above the May there. I don't want it touching the word, just hovering above it. We'll group these two together and call it rose one. That way I can move it as a single piece. There are a few other spaces that would be nice to have some roses and leaves. Here's another rose. I'll duplicate that on our document. I'm not sure. Oops, It's up here. We'll Free Transform it. Dragging the corners will resize with the aspect ratio the same. I am just rotating it. Let's see. Move it over a bit. That needs some leaves too, let's see. I think that one's good. We'll see how it looks together. There it is. Resize it, dragging the corners, rotating, rotating some more. Let's see. Again, I don't want it to cover up the numbers, especially since they're the same color. If I was using black numbers, I could have that layer be above and you would still see the numbers, but here they just would blend together. Get the rose in place. Group those. Save it first then we'll group it. Call this rose two. Now, figure out what else to put in this design. You don't want to overwhelm it. I think I will do a leaf by itself, and I like that one. Using the little eyeball and making it disappear helps you see which layer is which. That's my little trick. Here I'm rotating it. I think it will look good up on the top here. Zoom in if you need to, zoom out to get a better picture. This process is just trial and error really, and I may go back and change things later. Let's add a couple more pieces. See some small leaves. Where is it hiding? There it is. Make this a little smaller and see. Should I put it here? It seems a little too balanced and inline. Right there, does it? Would it be better over here or maybe over here? I think I like it over here. Zoom out. I think that looks good. Now, what if we move this over here? Again, as I said, trial and error, flipping things. I don't know if those two roses above each other look good, or maybe this looks better. All right, let's add a couple more leaves here. Where's that guy hiding? There he is. How about at the bottom? Zoom in. Flip it. Undo, I dragged it out of shape. Oh, that might be good. Rotate it a little, edge it into place. It's just a slow process so take your time. All right. I think I like the overall look now. It's not too balanced, it's a little softer. Let's Save this. Then in the next lesson, I'll show you how to upload to Spoonflower flower. See you there. 11. Uploading to Spoonflower: Now, let's get this ready to upload to Spoonflower. We're going to save it as, instead of Photoshop, a JPEG, click "Save," and then click "OK." Once it's saved, let's open up the JPEG file and we need to resize it. Since Spoonflower prints at 150 DPI, we're going to resize the image, image size, change the resolution to 150 pixels per inch, say OK, save it. Now, we're going go to Spoonflower, I'm logged in and up here is my design library and these are all of my designs. I'm going to add one by clicking over here to add design. I'm going to choose my file, find the right folder, there it is, there's my JPEG, click "Open," and then here it is. I own the rights, say, "OK," "Upload." You have to use your own art, which is a very good rule, I don't want to be stealing other people's images. Here it's processing our image and oops, I realize I made a mistake. So we're going to have to change the orientation here. I'm going to rotate it counterclockwise and then save that. It has to be sideways because that's how the fat quarter, which is the size of the tea towel will print. So we're going to upload a revision, choose our file, now, turned to the side here, click "Upload Revision," say okay, this is replacing our old file, which we don't want anyway, and here it is. So it looks a little blurry, but if you click "View Original," it will show you nice and crisp and that will be how it prints. So in this design, you can add all sorts of details. You can choose a collection, if you have different fabric collections, you can rename the file, write a description, add more details, you can add tags, there are 13 tags. Figure out how you want it to view, choose colors if you want it in your public gallery. Once you have printed a sample, you can have it even for sale. Now if you want to enter into a design challenge, this little drop-down box will show you, eventually, there will be a tea towel design contest, and I hope you'll enter your design. 12. Your Project: Now that I've shown you how to create a tea towel with your art, I hope you're ready to begin creating your own designs. Don't feel limited by the designs that I've shown you, your art can help dictate what your tea towel will look like. I really can't wait to see what you create. Be sure to upload your project to the your project section of the class. You can change and add an image, you write a description or include extras like videos. When you're finished, be sure to hit publish. You can also share your project with others, and I hope that you'll be inspired to enter your own design into this year's spoonflower, tea towel challenge. Happy creating.