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Streamline your entire planner sticker creation process!
Whether you already own a planner sticker shop and you’re looking to be more efficient with your time, or you are dreaming of starting your own sticker shop – these tips will help you tremendously. Adobe Illustrator and these steps can be used for making ANY kind of sticker – digital planner stickers, physical planner stickers, stickers for your water bottle, etc!
I’ve been on this sticker-making journey since 2017, experimenting with various processes to create beautiful stickers. But it wasn’t until I discovered Adobe Illustrator sticker making and it was a total game changer.
The Recolor Tool:
Effortlessly Make Several Colorways for Your Digital Stickers
One of the reasons why I made the switch to Adobe Illustrator for sticker creation is its powerful Recolor Tool. This feature lets you easily creating multiple color variations for your digital planner stickers – FAST. With just a few clicks, you can transform the look and feel of your designs, catering to different aesthetics.
How to Use the Recolor Tool Like a Pro
change entire sticker sheet color schemes using color libraries you’ve created or pre-existing libraries
- get ideas for new colors with the randomize feature
- easily change out one color to another that just isn’t working
- Preview the changes in real-time and fine-tune until you achieve the perfect color harmony for your stickers.
No need to click on every individual sticker or shape to change the color. Create many color ways of one sticker sheet easily to offer your customer a variation of styles.
Custom Shapes with Pen, Pencil, and Shape Tools:
Make Unique Sticker Shapes
As a planner sticker shop owner, having unique stickers is a huge key to success. With Adobe Illustrator’s Pen, Pencil, and Shape Tools, you have the creative power to design one-of-a-kind sticker shapes that really show off your style.
Mastering the Art of Custom Sticker Shapes
- Create points, lines and smooth curves with the Pen Tool
- Use the pencil tool to freely draw your own creative shapes
- Manipulate and combine the existing shapes in the shape tool to create your own
By offering exclusive sticker shapes, you won’t fade into the sea of other planner stickers available.
Exporting Made Easy with the Asset Export Panel:
Seamlessly Export Your Stickers
Once your beautiful sticker designs are ready to hit the market, the next step is to export all of those files. The more stickers you make, the more files to export. It can be A LOT. Adobe Illustrator’s Asset Export Panel simplifies the exporting process, saving you so. much. time. that you can use to work on something else for your business – because we all know there’s a never ending to-do list (that you hopefully have written down in your planner 😉
Exporting Your Stickers Made Simple
The export panel allows for easy drag-and-drop of your stickers to be exported
- Select from several file types: PNG, JPEG, SVG etc.
- Make bulk changes such as file naming, image resolution, and sizeeasily export with several parameters at once
When you have 100+ individual stickers to export for one sticker sheet (hello date stickers!), it can be extremely time consuming to get it all completed – Adobe Illustrator cuts that down to seconds, seriously!
Copy My Sticker Making Process and Make Your Stickers Better & Faster!
Now that you know my top 3 reasons that I love using Adobe Illustrator for sticker making, It’s time to level up your sticker game -I couldn’t be more excited for you! With Adobe Illustrator by your side, get ready to have so much extra time to spend on other aspects of your business.
Whether you’ve been running your sticker shop for a while or dreaming of starting one, I’ve got your back! Adobe Illustrator is like the ultimate sidekick that’ll supercharge your sticker-making journey.
Do you want more info on step by step how I use Adobe Illustrator to make planner stickers?
I’ve got you covered!
I decided to compile all of my knowledge in a Skillshare class to share with others that currently make or want to know more about making planner stickers – digital or printable (the class is geared towards digital stickers, but the info is great for both.)
I would absolutely love if you checked it out, I put tons of effort and time into making it jam packed of valuable info for you!
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Skillshare has tons of other classes that can help with your planner sticker biz, on things like social media, etsy, e-mail lists, digital planning, general business, and more! I’ve been using it for years and thought the price of membership is so worth it for the amount of classes you can watch – ESPECIALLY for small business owners in the creative space. That’s why I decided to use it to host my class! If you give it a watch, I’d love to see the stickers you create 😊