How to Design a Wedding Invitation in Illustrator – Part 2 (& How to Uplevel Your Design)

How to Design a Wedding Invitation in Illustrator – Part 2 (& How to Uplevel Your Design)

 

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Welcome back!

In this second half of the tutorial (video above), once I have created the basic design of the card, I will show you how you can take your design a step further so your card will look a little more unique and elegant.

Again, you can further enhance your wedding invitation design by using ready-made design resources that you currently have. 

You can also try some free resources here from Creative Market!

For this tutorial, I’ve used the Hopeless Romantic Toolkit which I’ve created for projects like these and more.

If you have missed the first half of this tutorial, you can watch it here.

I hope you’ll enjoy it!

You can use the Hopeless Romantic Toolkit for the following…

– Scrapbook
– Calendar
– Bookmarks
– Postcards
– Sweet invitations
– Children’s party printables
– Cover books
– Stationery
– Wallpaper/Backgrounds
– And the list goes on…

Click here to get yours now!

 

 

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You can now grab this printable below (from my video tutorial) in the Inspired Printables Club! It is an editable wedding invitation card which you can use to customize with your own wordings.

This printable is one of MANY printables. If you want to access more of these functional and beautiful printables, click below to learn more!

How to Design a Wedding Invitation in Illustrator – Part 1

How to Design a Wedding Invitation in Illustrator – Part 1

 

Disclaimer: Some links from this website may contain affiliate links, which means I will earn a small percentage of commission if you choose to make a purchase at no extra cost to you. For your information, I will only recommend and endorse products or brands which I use.

This tutorial was created about a year and a half ago. YIKES!

Better late than never right?

The first half of the tutorial (video above) shows you the easy way to design your wedding invitation using ready-made design resources.

You can also try some free resources here from Creative Market!

For this tutorial, I’ve used the Hopeless Romantic Toolkit which I’ve created for projects like these and more.

Watch here for the second half of the video.

I hope you’ll enjoy it!

 You can use the Hopeless Romantic Toolkit for the following…

– Scrapbook
– Calendar
– Bookmarks
– Postcards
– Sweet invitations
– Children’s party printables
– Cover books
– Stationery
– Wallpaper/Backgrounds
– And the list goes on…

 

Click here to get yours now!

 

join the club to access this Printable!

You can now grab this printable below (from my video tutorial) in the Inspired Printables Club! It is an editable wedding invitation card which you can use to customize with your own wordings.

This printable is one of MANY printables. If you want to access more of these functional and beautiful printables, click below to learn more!

How to Use an InDesign Printable Template & How to Revamp It to Make It Your Own

How to Use an InDesign Printable Template & How to Revamp It to Make It Your Own

 

Disclaimer: Some links from this website may contain affiliate links, which means I will earn a small percentage of commission if you choose to make a purchase at no extra cost to you. For your information, I will only recommend and endorse products or brands which I use.

 

I am excited to share my FIRST InDesign template for Goal Setting Printables (for January 2019) to be used for commercial use. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use an InDesign template so you can totally revamp your design and make it your own!

You can TOTALLY do this!

This template will be on sale very soon. You need to come back and check for the product link which will be updated soon.

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Who is this InDesign printable template for?

– For bloggers
– For busy moms who wants to make a passive income
– For those who are just too busy to design a printable from sratch
– For e-commerce business owners who are running a printable business
– For folks who need an extra hand with designing printables.

? BENEFITS:

– Save time and effort
– Generate professional looking printables in just a few clicks
– Sell these printables,
– Great for giveaways
– Use as a lead magnet
– Great for collaborations
– Great for content upgrades

 

join the club to access this Printable!

You can now grab this printable below (from my video tutorial) in the Inspired Printables Club! I hope you will enjoy using it and start crushing your goals this year.

This printable is one of MANY printables. If you want to access more of these functional and beautiful printables, click below to learn more!

How to Do Basic Video Editing on Youtube Without Any Advanced Video Editor

How to Do Basic Video Editing on Youtube Without Any Advanced Video Editor

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This tutorial teaches you how to do basic video editing on YouTube using the new YouTube Studio Beta version. YouTube had removed its video editor in September 2017 and has now brought it back again – this time in its new creator studio (beta version) called “Youtube Studio”.

It is a basic video editor solely to do quick edits so it is lacking in its advanced features (like basic audio editing), frames transitioning, effects, text animation and much more.

But fear not, because you can get all of that and more in Filmora. And for those who wants to take their video to the next level, you can check it out below. I used Filmora for all my videos and I LOVE it!!

 

 

new printables will be added every month!

How to Design a Weekly Planner Printable in Indesign

How to Design a Weekly Planner Printable in Indesign

Disclaimer: Some links from this website may contain affiliate links, which means I will earn a small percentage of commission if you choose to make a purchase at no extra cost to you. However, I will only recommend and endorse products which I use so I know they will be beneficial to you as well.

I am so excited to have started off the New Year with my first tutorial! Phew, I haven’t done any tutorials for my YouTube channel since August 2017 – that’s like a year and half ago – YIKES! Although Michelle Rohr-Pelayo had given me a challenge late last 2017 to do a tutorial on “How to Use Video to Showcase Your Printables” (Psst… it’s in the BONUS section of her Passive Income with Printables Course by the way) … But I was only able to complete it after more than 6 months due to family commitments and other circumstances! Another – YIKES! So, when I was able to complete that MASSIVE tutorial – it was such a huge achievement for me. Not because I did the tutorials perfectly (Gosh, I think there were SO many areas in my videos I could improve on), but because I have completed what I have set out to do.

“Done is better than perfect.”

— Sheryl Sandberg

I don’t claim to be an expert at anything either. I am only sharing what works for me. I sometimes think that I SUCK at teaching..because there are just SOOO many better “teachers” out there on YouTube. However, I have just SO much knowledge to share and I strongly feel that God is nudging me towards this direction. It feels right and it feels great. And so, here I am, obeying His will. Even though I cringed at the thought of my weird Malaysian-Kiwi accent; hoping that I will not put people off from listening to me. Ugh. Hopefully in time, I will get better at teaching. I just need to practice more and stop worrying about what other people think of me.

So here it is – my first tutorial for 2019.

How to Design a Simple Weekly Planner in Indesign and how to incorporate beautiful clip arts to beautify and uplevel your design. People dig that stuff. You know the cute clip arts and all. And if you put anything with flowers in them.. they just go CRAZY… I’m totally serious. So use clip arts in your printables whenever you have a chance! They help give your printable planners a face lift and help you stand out from your competition.

Totally. Wink.

By the way, I made a slight mistake on one of my shortcuts in the video. The part where the pattern image needed to be “Send to Back”.

It’s supposed to be  Ctrl + Shift + [  or  if you’re a Mac user ⌘ + ⇧ + [

Not ” { “

And that is why I thought of creating a quick Indesign Cheat Sheet. Do you know that   the latest InDesign version (CC 2017) contains   407 shortcuts in total ? This is almost impossible to remember and that is why I’ve created a  ONE-PAGE Indesign Cheat Sheet that I usually use while working on my printable in Indesign. They are the basics shortcuts and are all you need to start with.

I hope it will be helpful to you!

You can also now download the Weekly Planner Printables (from my tutorial) when you become a club member of the Inspired Printables Club!

You get more value of my printables when you become a member of the Inspired Printables Club Today! If you want more printables like this, join the club!

How to Design a Cute Wall Art For Baby’s Nursery: Part 2

How to Design a Cute Wall Art For Baby’s Nursery: Part 2

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So lets get into it!

  1. First, open your Illustrator program or if you are just getting started, you can purchase a plan or trial your free 30 Day here.
  2. Once you’ve installed and run the program, go to File > New > Insert width and height to 210x210mm or any dimensions you prefer. > Click OK

Now, you are ready to create your project!

  1. First, lets find any design resources you have to place into the art board. In this tutorial, we are using the Hopeless Romantic Toolkit. Click File > Place > (Find an image you want) > Click ‘Place
  2. I brought in the original Teddy Bears (the same one) over into the art board. Arrange the images to your liking.
  3. To create the zig zag lines, first create a straight line across your art board using the Line Segment Tool (\) on the left panel. Use the Shift key as you create your line so it will be a 100% straight line. Make sure you select the stroke not fill (you can find this on the bottom of the left hand side panel), insert a colour and increase the stroke size to 3-4 pts so you can see it better.
    • Then click on your stroke, go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Zig Zag. 
    • Under the Zig Zag tool box, adjust to the size you want. For this tutorial, you can adjust the size to 9.53mm and Ridges per segment to about 12. Select  ‘Corner’ under Points option. Click OK. 
    • You can then increase the stroke size to 40 points and stretch the stroke to your desired outcome.
    •  To convert the stroke into a path, select Object > Path > Outline Stroke.
  4. To duplicate the zig zag path, click Alt to duplicate. Then at the same time, together click Shift and bring the zig zag path downwards. You will notice the path is duplicated. Then select the zig zag path you’ve just duplicated, and on your keyboard select Ctrl + D a few times (to duplicate the last action) a few times until they cover the whole art board. Group the paths together and aligned vertically and horizontally to center.
  5. To change its colours, go to your swatches panel, click the small arrow on the right of the panel and go to Open Swatch Library > Color Books > Pantone+ Pastels + Neons UnCoated. Select the grouped zig zag paths, and select the colour you want from the pastel colour panel you’ve just opened.
  6. Create a box for the background colour by selecting the Rectangle tool (M) and make sure you cover the entire art board size. Use the pastel colour panel to change to your desired colour.
  7. Place the Teddy bears in the middle. Create a dropshadow for your bears so your teddy bears stand out a little more. Select your teddy bears and go to Effect > Stylize > Dropshadow. I advised to choose ‘brown’ colour to blend with the teddy bears as ‘black’ is a little too dark and overpowering. Set the X  and Y offset to 1mm and Blur to 1.76mm and click OK.
  8. To mask the whole image so the zig zag lines will not be seen around the artboard, is by selecting the Rectangle tool (M) and make sure the rectangle you’re creating is covering the entire art board size. Select everything and hit Ctrl+7 on your keyboard.
  9. Here are some helpful shortcuts for you to use. If you’re using a Mac, replace Ctrl with CMD key:
    • To group an object = Ctrl G
    • To ungroup an object = Ctrl + Shift + G
    • To lock an object =  Use keys Ctrl+2
    • To unlock an object = Ctrl + Alt + 2
    • Bring object to front = Ctrl + Shift + ]
    • Send object to back = Ctrl + Shift + [
    • To mask an object = Ctrl + 7
    • To unmask an object = Ctrl + Alt + 7

To use the image for your projects, follow these steps:

  • Export as image (File > Export > Name your file and under Save as type: JPG or PNG (usually for transparent background) > Save.
  • Under Image/JPG options > Color Model: RGB  > Quality 10 > Resolution 300 DPI > Click ‘OK’.
  • Your image is now saved!

To upload it on the web, follow these steps:

  • Export as image (File > Export > Name your file and under Save as type: JPG or whatever suits you > Save.
  • Under Image/JPG options > Color Model: RGB  > Quality 7 and above > Resolution 72 DPI > Click ‘OK’.
  • Your image is now saved! Or take a screenshot and upload it online!

There you have it!

An easy cute wall art designed in Illustrator :).

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I hope you’ve learned something and you like this tutorial. Do leave a comment below if you have any questions or suggestions so I can improve on my future tutorials.

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