Build a Digital Planner With Adobe
Learn how to create your own planner and stickers using Adobe software on your computer - the way the pros do it - and start making extra money today!
Want to generate income by selling digital planners?
I got you!
This workshop will set you on course to make profitable digital planner products to sell.
Learn How To
Build your digital planner using photoshop + Indesign
In the first section of the workshop, I'll teach you how to map out your new digital planner design. We'll create an open-book style planner that looks like the pages are flipping, just like an actual paper planner. I'll show you how to make realistic coils and dividers and guide you with setting up your InDesign file, so your tabs hyperlink properly. You'll have a fully functioning template that is easy to add patterns and change out colors so you can offer multiple styles of planners in your shop!
Learn How To
Make inserts for your digital planner in InDesign
MONTHLY, WEEKLY + NOTES
Using Adobe InDesign, I'll show you how to make a monthly calendar insert, a weekly dashboard layout, and three-note styles. We'll go over Paragraph Styles so you can make edits to fonts in one quick swoop! And, I'll help you understand how to set up hyperlinks on your pages so you can set up linked calendars. With these skills, you'll be able to design any insert you want for your digital planner.
Create stickers in adobe illustrator
In the last section, I’ll show you my entire process of creating my digital stickers. Creating a branded style, we’ll set up a template you can use over and over again in Adobe Illustrator. Then, I’ll teach you my process for vectoring my illustrations, choosing color palettes, and completing your entire set of stickers. I’ll even show you how to make repeating patterns and quickly export your hundreds of stickers as individual PNGs.
And, in a bonus section, I’ll show you how I would set up my sticker files if I used a raster app like Adobe Photoshop (not Photoshop Elements) or Procreate.
ALL THE BONUSES!
You get these amazing things when you enroll in the Build a Digital Planner workshop.
Get both of my Photoshop and InDesign working files in this workshop so you can see how I set up my digital planner. Plus I'll give you links to anything I mention in my videos. And, I'll give you a set of free leather background textures to use for covers with a bonus video tutorial.
Learn the process I use with the GoodNotes app to set up sticker books for your customers so they have a quick way to select stickers. I will show you how I would use GoodNote 5 on the Desktop (Desktop only on Mac) and on the iPad to create sticker files for customers as a convenience.
Added Fall 2020: Using raster-based apps to set up your sticker files. I will show you how I use Adobe Photoshop and Procreate to set up my files. I won’t illustrate in these apps, but teach you the methods to produce your digital planner sticker output.
Get support Monday through Friday from Holly using our Slack Group. Ask questions, share your work and learn about updates to the course. Plus, we have added a business channel to talk about selling your new planners!
Build A Digital Planner In Adobe
Get access today to start your self-paced workshop.
Build your digital planner using Adobe software, just like the pros! Learn how to create covers, set up inserts and hyperlinks, and make stickers using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Designed for tech-savvy users, you should be familiar with how layers work. I’ll walk you through each step to start selling your digital planners!
Access to 39 helpful videos
My Photoshop + InDesign files shown in the videos
Unlimited updates to the course
Self-paced at your own speed
Slack group support
Lifetime access to the course
What equipment do I need to take this course?
You will need a desktop computer and the following software applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator. I will show you my renaming process using Adobe Bridge as a bonus. Adobe Bridge comes standard with the Adobe Creative Suite system. Also, as a bonus, I will cover how to use GoodNotes 5 on the desktop and the iPad. GoodNotes desktop only works with Mac computers. And, while you can no longer purchase GoodNotes 4, I do have an older video to show you how much better it was for dragging and dropping multiple stickers at once (I hope they bring that back).
The raster-based sticker design bonus uses Adobe Photoshop (not Elements) or Procreate. You can apply these techniques to raster-based applications.
Can’t I take this on my iPad?
No, we use Adobe Creative Suite software, and right now, the full functionality requires a desktop computer. As a professional graphic artist, this is the method I use to complete projects for clients and how I make things I sell digital planner related. Learning this software will help you advance in design!
There is a new bonus section on using Raster-based apps for sticker design, and I will show how you can use Procreate for this.
Is this course live?
No, this course has been recorded so that you can take it at your own pace. You get access to all modules and downloads as soon as you complete your purchase. Start and stop whenever you need.
Is this workshop for beginners?
I ask that you have some technical savvy and understand how layers work with Adobe. Understanding the basics of Adobe apps is helpful. If you are proficient with Procreate on your iPad, you’ll probably do just fine with this course.
Do I get access to the course for life?
Life is a long time! If I die, then no. But, for the lifetime of my business, you get access to this workshop and any updates.
Can I ask you for help?
We use Slack for all of our support. Once you’ve completed your purchase, you’ll notice the invite link to join our Private Slack Group is in each lesson. Use it to share images, ask questions, etc. We announce mini-updates in our Slack group as well.
Do you have a Facebook Group for this course?
No, I don’t. I don’t personally use Facebook, so use our Slack group via the invitation inside the course to ask questions and get support.
Got a question before you enroll? Email me on the Contact form on my site navigation, and I’ll be happy to answer any pre-sale questions.