How to Create Sticker Sheets in Adobe Illustrator
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Are you looking for a fun and creative way to add some personality to your printable or digital planner? Creating your own sticker sheets can be a great way to do just that. In this article, we'll show you how to create sticker sheets using Adobe Illustrator.
Why Use Adobe Illustrator?
Adobe Illustrator is a powerful graphic design tool that's great for creating vector graphics, which are scalable without losing quality. This makes it the perfect tool for creating sticker sheets that can be printed or used digitally.
If you don't have Adobe Illustrator, you can download a free trial or purchase a subscription from the Adobe website.
Step 1: Create a New Document
Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Choose the size of your sticker sheet, for example, an A4 size or letter sheet work will with both printable and digital stickers.
Step 2: Design Your Stickers
Use the shape tools in Adobe Illustrator to design your sticker templates. You can create your own designs or use pre-made graphics, digital papers and seamless repeating patterns.
When designing printable sticker sheets, make sure to leave some space between each sticker so they can be easily cut out with a Cricut or cutting machine. You should also leave a margin around the edge of the artboard that matches with your label paper cut edge.
Of course if you are creating digital stickers for use in notetaking apps such as Goodnotes leave enough space to easily lasso the individual sticker and not select its neighbor.
Types of Stickers to Create
Some popular sticker types include date covers, to-do lists, habit trackers, shapes, activity icons, days of the week, months, reminders, medical, health and fitness, special occasions, and cute characters. These sticker types can help you stay on track with your goals, make your planner more functional, and add a touch of personality to your pages. Consider which sticker types would be most useful and enjoyable for you
Step 3: Export or Print Your Stickers
If you're printing your stickers, make sure to use sticker paper that's compatible with your printer. You can purchase sticker paper from stores like Officeworks Avery sticker sheets are a good option for printables.
If you are using your stickers as digital stickers be sure to export each sticker individually therefore ensuring that your stickers are pre-cropped PNGs for Goodnotes. Once you have them all as individual stickers open up a Goodnotes Page and arrange them on it or simply import them into the elements folder in Goodnotes.