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How to Design Your Own Greetings Cards

Create an amazing kaleidoscope pattern to use on your own greetings cards

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ILLUSTRATOR SEAN KEDDY TEACHES YOU HOW TO CREATE A DIGITAL ART PIECE FOR A GREETINGS CARD WITH A MESMERIZING KALEIDOSCOPE PATTERN

If you’ve ever wanted to design a print for a greetings card, a hat or even for your phone cover, Sean Keddy will show you how to do it, using free digital art software - GIMP

This class was created as part of The Playouse CreatEVE event

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to download and use GIMP for a digital design
  • How to hand draw your designs and upload it to digital art software
  • How to use layers and colour your design
  • How to add effects, flip and duplicate your image to create a kaleidoscrope pattern
  • How to export the image so you can print the design and make your greetings card

When you’re finished, make sure to upload and share your design. You can share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using hashtag #creatEVE

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Detailed video classes presented by Illustrator Sean Keddy

RESOURCES

For this class you will need:

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Rubber
  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Scanner (if you don’t have a scanner you could take a picture of your design with a phone and upload it onto your computer)
  • Printer (Instead of printing your design for a greetings card you could also upload the design to Spreadshirt for them to print it on a range of other materials: https://www.spreadshirt.co.uk)
  • Marker (Sean uses a bic marker, but recommends any marker with a fine tip)
  • Your laptop or desktop (Sorry, this won’t really work on mobile or tablet)

You will also need to use the following websites and software




Difficulty Rating: Beginner

In Partnership With

Sean Keddy
Sean Keddy

Sean Keddy is a First Class Illustration and Animation Graduate and produces all kinds of material, including greetings cards, children’s picture books, animations and comics. Find some of his work at https://www.facebook.com/seankeddyart.


What's In This Resource?


  Digitally Altering Your Hand Drawn Design
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  Creating the Greetings Card
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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