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If you love digital planning and GoodNotes, color changing elements, stick around. I'm going to show you how you can create color changing stickers quickly and easily with Adobe Illustrator and Fontself Maker. My name is Nikita and I do DIY, Art and Design. First up, we're going to need some designs to create our color changing stickers. I have created these to demonstrate the process of creating color changing stickers.
These are just a basic black circle with a icon that I drew using the pen tool. So now that I've got some to work with and give you an idea of how to do this, I'm going to first grab the icon. I'm going to expand it so you can go to object, expand or I've set up shortcuts here, so I click on the individual thing, Ctrl + 1.
Now that my icons have become shapes and they no longer are a path, we need to kind of merge them together because at the moment they're still separate. But in order to do that, what I'm going to do is I'm going to minus from front on all of these. Now, essentially, with the color changing, we can only have one color that is the black for the font. We cannot have two. Otherwise it is no longer a color changeable fonts. You can have color fonts using the Fontself Maker. I'm just going to speed this up as well.
Now that they are all just one piece, what we need to do is make sure that they're all on the same alignment. Okay, perfect. Got ten weather icons here that I'm going to create a font with. I'm going to open the Fontself Maker extension. And since I only have ten, I can't use this one or this one.
I could use this one here 0 to 9, which I'm going to do. If you've got a number that isn't 26 or ten, you can use batch. Perfect. So they've got pre-filled in here. Zero through to 9 and that is all ten of my weather icons. So next thing I'm going to do is save I go weather icons demo that will do and I'm just going to save it to my computer.
Okay, that's it. You have created a font which can now be used in Goodnotes. You can email it to yourself, you can airdrop it if you're on a mac to an iPad, just make sure if you're using Goodnotes on multiple devices that the font is installed on each of those devices so that you are seeing icons as opposed to zero one, two, three, four etc.