Learn How to Make Printables in Adobe Illustrator

by Journals to Freedom December 13, 2019 3 min read

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I love creating printables! Journals to Freedom Printables was born after I started designing my own lists to help me manage my busy life and preserve my mental clarity. I needed an organized solution to phase out the massive amount of post-it notes scattered about. They were just as disorganized as my brain felt. It didn't take long for me to realize that my lists and journals could help other people organize and simplify their lives, too! This is the freedom that I hope my printables bring into your life.

Learn How to Make Printables in Adobe Illustrator

Learning to Design Printables with Adobe Illustrator

I normally use Adobe Photoshop to create my printables. I have wanted to move into either Illustrator or InDesign for my creative process but I wasn't sure which to choose. A week ago I heard about Blue Eyed Chica's eCourse Graphic Design for Entrepreneurs: Creating and Marketing Printables and since I am always open and looking for learning opportunities, I knew I had to jump in! Amber takes any intimidation of learning to use Adobe Illustrator and tosses it out the window.

I cannot wait to show you all of the amazing new printables I have been working on! I am having so much fun and I kind of wish I could hit pause on the rest of the world so that I could create until my eyes quit working! Okay, that probably seems silly, but really, I am just having a blast learning new ways to create these awesome printables!

Sneak Peek of the Printables I am Creating in Illustrator

For my first project in Adobe Illustrator, I completely revamped the Undated Daily Planner. It is now twice the pages than it was before! 😲 

I thought it would be neat to show you the screenshots from within Illustrator, versus my usual mockup. Kind of an in-process view! 

Undated Calendar

A clear advantage of using an undated calendar is that you can use it no matter what year it is. However, unlike dated calendars, you will have to fill in the dates yourself. I love the area for monthly inspiration on this one! There is a horizontal and vertical undated calendar for each month. 

Undated Calendar Printable - Journals to Freedom

Birthday Tracker

The birthday tracker is such a cute and fun way to keep track of your family and friends' birthdays! No more "happy belated birthday" because now you'll always know ahead of time when birthdays are coming up.

Birthday Tracker - Journals to Freedom Printables

Daily Schedule Planner

With daily time slots from 6 AM to 9 PM, you can make sure that you "pencil in" your commitments, appointments, play dates - all of it! Organize your schedule and stop overbooking yourself.

Daily Schedule Planner

The Kindness Jar

I have three Weekly Jars in the new Undated Daily Planner - the Kindness Jar, the Gratitude Jar, and the Savings Jar. To use the Kindness Jar, for example, you would write on each line in the jar one way that you have shown kindness to someone! 

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. - Lao Tzu

Weekly Jars: The Kindness Jar

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. - Aesop

Blue Eyed Chica's Online Course Graphic Design for Entrepreneurs: Creating and Marketing Printables

Amber's course is in-depth and hands-on! She includes step by step video tutorials; I was literally blown away when I first opened up her course with all of the content.

Here's a brief (and I mean brief)  rundown of what is included in her eCourse:

  • What are Printables and Why are They so Awesome?
  • How to Choose which Printables are Best for You to Create
  • How to Make Printables that Really Stand Out
  • Basic Illustrator Functions for Creating Printables
  • Learning Font Combinations
  • Learning Color Combinations
  • Creating Products/Templates
    • Vertical Table
    • Horizontal Table
    • Lined Table
    • 30 Day Tracker
    • & Day Hourly Tracker
    • Weekly Lined Task
    • 31 Day Lined Grid
    • Monthly Grid
    • Habit Tracker
    • Monthly Habit Tracker
    • Horizontal Calendar
    • Split Page Calendar
    • Coloring Pages
    • Bookmarks
    • aaaand more! (seriously, it's nuts how much she includes)
  • How to Choose the Right Platform to Sell Your Printables
  • How to Stand Out in a Crowded Market
  • and sooooo much more.

Head over to her course page to see everything Creating and Marketing Printables has to offer.

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