Turning Your Doodles into Earring Laser Files
In this course, I'll guide you through transforming your doodles into stunning earring post laser files using Procreate and Adobe Illustrator. You'll learn to create two unique earring styles, perfect for selling to laser business owners. I'll share my step-by-step process, including testing tips for optimal results and a comprehensive list of supplies I use in earring making.
If you could unlock your creativity and bring your doodles to life to make adorable earring laser files. Don't miss this opportunity to become a standout designer in the laser file industry!
In this workshop, you'll discover how to create two distinctive earring post laser files from your own doodles, allowing you to start crafting them today. As you gain hands-on experience, you'll build the confidence required to craft a variety of laser files, setting yourself apart in a competitive market.
I'm Holly McCaig, a graphic designer with over two decades of experience in the field. Since the 1990s, I have been using Adobe Illustrator extensively, and it remains my primary tool for creating laser files that I offer through The Laser Collective. Throughout my career, I have always believed in learning by doing. This philosophy has led me to acquire knowledge on the job, continuously refining my skills.
Does this sound familiar?
I wish I could create one-of-a-kind laser files for my customers.
Learning how to make laser files feels overwhelming to me; I need an easy-to-follow project-based course to get me started.
I'd love to learn how to the make adorable earring laser files using my iPad, Illustrator and my laser.
Turning Your Doodles into Earring Laser Files
This project based workshop will guide you through the steps to make two styles of earring post laser files designs from your doodles. And I'm here to provide support along the way!
By the end of this workshop, you'll be able to:
Learn my process for finding inspiration for doodles and sketching out your ideas in Procreate on the iPad.
Discover how easy it is to vector draw inside the Adobe Illustrator application to create score only earring laser files.
Watch my process for creating these earrings and how I test run them to make sure my customers can use my files.
Why Should I Take Your Course?
You have always wondered how to make laser files.
You wish you could learn the techniques for turning your drawings into laser files.
You want to learn my process for vectoring inside Illustrator and what to give the customer when selling laser files.
Stand Out from the Competition!
Why you shouldn't take this course?
You're not willing to put in time to learn the steps for drawing in these apps.
You don't have time to learn the steps to make laser files on your own.
With Turning Your Doodles Into Earring Laser Files You'll Get
Come Back for Reference
A quick welcome, who I am, and what to expect.
02 Setting Up Procreate
I'll teach you how to set up your canvas in Procreate to work in a grid system to sketch your ideas.
03 Finding Inspiration + Sketching
I'll teach you my inspiration process, how to use a reference photo in Procreate and the steps I use to sketch ideas in the app.
05 Exporting Your Doodles to Illustrator
I'll show you how I go from my ipad to my Computer.
07 Test Cutting Your Laser Files
I'll show you my results and how to improve so everyone can use your laser files easily!
04 Fine Tuning Your Doodles
In this section I'll show you how I take my rough sketches into pretty doodles. Here you could engrave these designs as is, or sell clipart. But we'll go a step further.
06 Vector Your Doodles in Illustrator
I will teach you all the basic way of drawing inside Illustrator with the Pen Tool. I'll show you how I take that and turn them into the first round of my earring laser files.
08 Final Thoughts
Here I'll show you my final results, and the changes I made to make them work along with painting and adding posts.
Things you'll get with this course to help you.
I will be giving you my Colo Mono brush to use with finalizing your artwork in Procreate.
I will also provide you with my working AI file so you can use it for reference at any time.
A private Facebook Group for support!
- Learn my inspiration and sketching process of my doodles in Procreate on the iPad.
- Learn how to vector draw within Adobe Illustrator.
- Design two styles of earring laser posts (one with offset cut and one without)
- Learn how to prepare your laser files for selling.
- Bonus: Colo MonoProcreate brushes
- Bonus: my working AI file to reference
- Private Facebook Group Support
Can I take this Illustrator portion of this workshop on my iPad?
Unfortunately no. While the iPad app is pretty robust, it will be completely different from what I show you on the desktop version. You can download a free trial on the Adobe website.
Why won't you teach this in other applications like Inkscape?
My nearly 27 years of graphic design experience is with Adobe Illustrator. I teach what I know and am comfortable with. That being said, you can probably apply some things I teach you, but the interface will be different.
CAN I USE PROCREATE ON MY ANDROID DEVICES?
Unfortunately no. Procreate only functions with iPads, and they only work with the Apple Pencil.
WHY DO I NEED PROCREATE WHEN I NEED TO VECTOR ART FOR LASER CUTTING?
This is the process I use. I doodle in Procreate, and I think of it as a sketch book for refining my drawings. It's a pixel-based app, and while you can laser PNG files, I use it to jump-start my ideas before creating cleaner vectors in Adobe Illustrator.
Do you answer questions?
Yes, you have access to my private Facebook group just for this workshop!
I have questions about your course; how can I reach you?
Please use the contact button in the menu, and it will reach me!