The EASIEST way to make a printable for your blog!
Updated: Apr 4, 2021
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Hey guys, it's Megan!
When I started my website, I was excited about having a space to share free printable templates for the projects I've made. After a bit of experimenting, this is the method I came up with:
For this project, you'll need:
*your hand-drawn template
*an 8.5x11 piece of paper
*and an iPad + Apple Pencil.
If you don't have an iPad, you could probably do this on your phone. Or on an older iPad/tablet with a regular stylus.
Place the template on top of your 8.5x11 piece of paper, and take a picture of it.
Then, download the Autodesk sketchbook app if you haven't already (it's free on the App Store)
Open the app, and create a new project that is 2550 pixels by 3300 pixels.
Pinch and zoom in on your image, lining the edges of the paper up with the edges of the white box:
When you're happy with it, click "done" in the upper right.
Click the "+" button circled below to create a new layer.
Outline the whole template. I chose to do so in black, but of course you could choose any color you'd like. As you can see on the right, I created the template in multiple layers. I find this easier, but do whatever works best for you.
Now, we can add text. Select the "T" circled in yellow:
And enter your text in the box shown:
You can change the font by clicking the "Aa" button, and the color can be changed by clicking the circle next to that.
Pinch and rotate the text to place it where you want it, then click "Done" in the upper right:
After you've finished adding your text, select the layer with the photo (circled in yellow.)
Click the "eye" in the upper left corner of the box you selected to hide the layer.
Now, your template should look like this:
Click the button circled in the upper left to save it.
Click the "share" button circled below:
Now you have your template! How you share it will depend on what platform you're sharing it on, but for my Wix blog I like to insert an image and link it to a pdf version available to download on my Google Drive.