Vectoring pin designs can be soooo frustrating in the beginning, but I’m going to demystify this intimidating program for you so you can vector like a pro!
Confused about where to even start when you open the program.
Feeling overwhelmed because there are just so many ways to do the same thing in Illustrator.
Frustrated by that flipping Pen Tool that just WILL NOT do what you want it to do.
Staying up all night trying to figure out how to make Illustrator do what you want it to do.
And waking up the next morning with your keyboard imprinted on your face wondering why it just wouldn’t work!
(Ok, I’ve never actually fallen asleep at the keyboard, but I did cry a lot during my first Graphic Design class in college, so that more than counts.)
Imagine what it will feel like when it finally clicks! You will have unlocked your full potential and be able to power through pin designs in no time! You’ll have the ability to turn your ideas into finished work that will become physical objects.
All of those sketches in your notebook and plans in your iPad can be finished and sent to a manufacturer because you’ve got all the tools and confidence in Illustrator to take that last step!
You won’t have to pay an extra fee to your manufacturer or designer to vector anything for you.
You won’t be beholden to anyone else’s time or schedule to have your artwork vectored. No more waiting!
You’ll be able to finish every step, from sketch to vector to finalizing your artwork, BY YOURSELF! Not gonna lie…it feels AWESOME.
(Please don’t do that, btw.)
With Illustrator for Pin Makers, you can:
THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A SECOND...
Your life before being able to bend Illustrator to your will:
You cry at the computer because you can’t get anything to work out like you want. (I’ve been here…it’s not fun.)
You don’t even want to open the program because the last time you did it was so frustrating!
You put off making any pins at all because you’re so discouraged about vectoring.
You’re completely disheartened and overwhelmed by trying to figure it all out yourself.
Your life after learning everything you need to know about Illustrator:
You pop into Illustrator and vector multiple designs at once which saves you a ton of time.
You have complete confidence in your abilities in Illustrator and feels sooooo good.
Designing pins is a breeze because you can take care of every aspect of the design with ease.
OMG you’re designing and releasing pins like it’s no one’s business!
This first module takes you through the basics of vector vs. raster files. We talk about the fundamentals like document set up, why size doesn’t matter and the basic foundation of working with Illustrator.
Next, we go into how to set up your workspace. This helps you set up your space to get rid of all the fluff that you don’t need and focuses you on the essential palettes and tools that we’ll be working with. Illustrator is a huge program with a lot of different tools and functionalities, but I’m just teaching what you need to know to make pins!
In the spirit of covering what you truly need to know, I’m breaking down the only tools you need to know about to vector your pin designs. There is a lesson for each tool, so you can easily go back and review specifics. I've also got practice exercises that you can use to really get a hang of the tools. This is where you learn to make the Pen Tool do anything you want!
I’ve also included my popular YouTube videos that put everything you’ve learned together in order to get your pin designs ready for your manufacturer and create mockups to share in your listings or social media. I wanted to keep everything together for you, so there’s no hunting through YT to find what you need.
Are you ready to sign up and learn everything you need to know about Adobe Illustrator so you can design your own pins?
When you sign up for this course you’ll get:
Instant, lifetime access to all of the course material. That’s forever and ever!
The ability to work at your own pace and come back to review lessons whenever you want.
Everything you need to know to vector your pin designs. No fluff, just exact tools you need!
Video trainings, screen share walkthroughs and downloadable templates and exercises.
Knowledge you can duplicate over and over for every pin you design.
The relief of knowing that you have the skills to do this!
1. You will receive an excited email from me welcoming you to the course!
2. You get immediate access to all course materials so that you can get started right away. Yay!!
If I can start a pin business with a 6 month old and only 10 hours a week to work, you can totally do this! I'm not special, I just figured out what works and you get to learn from all of my mistakes!
You'll get access to the entire Illustrator for Pin Makers as soon as you enroll!
Lessons are comprised of video tutorials, screen share walkthroughs and easy-to-follow instructions.
You’ll get lifetime access to the course. This includes any additional content that's added!
I am 100% confident in the quality of Illustrator for Pin Makers! There are no refunds because I believe in the quality of the material and because you get instant access to all of the information.
I'm happy to answer any questions you may have so you can determine if this course is right for you! Email me at email@example.com and I'll get back to you asap.
You wanna learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to vector your enamel pins, but you don’t want to spend hours on YouTube looking up random tutorials that don’t actually help and you’d rather have someone who’s been using the program for like 15 years and making pins since 2016 just show you everything you need to know…
beckyhelms.com | thepinksamurai.com
I've been designing enamel pins since 2016 and have owned my shop, The Pink Samurai, since 2006!
Enamel pins have exploded onto the scene in last few years and they have totally changed my business and life!
Because of pins, I've been able to grow not only a customer base, but a community of folks who really care about my work. I've also had the pleasure of leading workshops and sharing YouTube videos that teach other makers how to get into making pins. I love seeing indie businesses grow!
I created this course because designing enamel pins truly changed my life and believe everyone can start their own pin business with the right guidance and support.
I’m excited to see what you create in the course!