Learn How to Design a Digital Planner on Your iPad: Buttons, Stickers, Textures, & Tabs

Learn How to Design a Digital Planner on Your iPad: Buttons, Stickers, Textures, & Tabs

Digital planning has literally changed the way I plan and organize my life.  I used to have paper notes scattered all around my house, car, and living room, then when I needed to find something I had to spend the first 10 minutes searching for the note.  Now I store everything digitally in my planner and I’ve never been more organized!

I’ve created several digital planners over the past year or so, and I just created my favorite planner yet.  So I decided to create a new planner class to share all of the exciting discoveries I’d made over the past year of planning and designing planners and stickers. 

In the class, I’ll show you how to use your iPad to create and decorate a digital planner with tabs, pre-cropped stickers, and tons of layers and textures.  We’ll start with the planning process and go all the way through exporting your file and sharing it online. When you take this class you’ll get all of the tools I use to create my planners as free downloads.  I’ll share with you three leather texture brushes, a paper texture brush, and tons of stamps for creating tabs, buttons, stitches, and stickers.

I’ll also give you my digital planner so you can have a basic format to get you started with designing your own planner.  I’ll show you how my planner sections are linked, and how I go about designing each page from start to finish.

First we’ll cover how to create a background that will be the cohesive element that ties all of your planner sections together.  I’ll show you how to add depth to your background with shadows, textures, and layers. Then I’ll show you how to create a grid that keeps everything in alignment, so your planner looks clean and professional.

Next we’ll create planner tabs and buttons that allow you to link to various sections of your planner.  I’ll show you how to make the tabs stand out with shading and overlapping. We’ll create each page of the digital planner starting with a goal tracker. I’ll show you how to create buttons that standout, and how to add text to your pages.  I’ll give you you the font I created for my planner, so you can use my font, or use a different font that works for your personal style.

Next we’ll create year and month views, and look at ways to fill up empty spaces in the planner with note sections and lines.  I’ll show you how to reuse elements from pages you’ve already created so you can cut down on your work and add a cohesive look to your planner.

Next we’ll look at ways to cut down on work when you’re adding links to your planner.  I’ll show you some time saving techniques so you can quickly copy links throughout your planner.  I’ll show you how I create my digital planner stickers and how to pre-crop them for Goodnotes so they are easy to use throughout the year. Then we’ll finish by looking at how to export and share your finished planner.

Whether you want to design planners to sell or just want to create one for yourself, this class will show you everything you need to know to design a digital planner on your iPad!

Ready to take this class? Go to the class page to get started.  If you don’t have a Skillshare membership, you can still watch the class for free.  Just sign up for the 2 month free trial to get started.  See you there!

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