I recently signed up to take the Make Art That Sells courses and completed the first class project. I am extremely glad I signed up to take both A and B MATS Courses. If you would like to learn more go to https://makeartthatsells.com.
Here is my finished work for the first course!
I recently started creating little icons and other artwork in the Procreate app and thought they would make cute stickers. The process couldn't be more simple and I thought I would share it with you.
Ideas include - children's artwork, custom address labels, stickers for envelopes, birthday party favors, planner stickers, tons of possibilities.
First, I drew all of my art or icons in Procreate. I made sure everything was on a separate layer so when I opened this in Photoshop I had a lot less work to do.
Next, export this file as a PSD and sent it to Dropbox, you could use OneDrive or email it to yourself. This file is and can become pretty large in size depending on how many layers you have.
When you open up your PSD file in Photoshop all of your layers should be separate. See below.
I saved each icon or sticker as its own transparent png file, you can save as jpg, pdf, psd just make sure it is at least 300dpi. Make sure you do not flatten or add a background, unless you would like a background in your final printed sticker. If you are using a colored background make sure when uploading to a printer or printing at home that you set a bleed and adjust your file so when it is printed you will not see the edge. I used Moo.com to order my stickers and they turned out AWESOME! Everything is explained for you when you add your artwork so the process here is very simple.
They came packaged so perfect! If these were a gift all you had to do was take the top slide carton off and seal the flap on the envelope with one of your custom stickers! To get the guides and templates and order from MOO.com go here. I paid about $13.00 for 52 stickers. The quality was great and the shipping was quick! Sign up with them and check for coupon codes.
If you want to print at home you can grab the Avery labels that work great too! Go to Avery's website and they give you templates for most if not all labels, stickers, etc. I purchased the Print to the edge round 2 " stickers and the Clear Sticker Paper, both through Amazon. I have not yet printed on these but will update when I do.
Let me know if you have questions. Oh! I also used the same artwork to sell sticker packs on the App Store through iTunes. A bit of a long process but so much fun! Thanks!
Graphic designer, hand letterer, crocheter, knitter and huge craft enthusiast.