Big Kids! Meet Patrick.

Patrick is the start of my big kids collection. Each collection is based on a character with a variety of colorways and poses.

Patrick has a lively personality and LOVES to be at school… mostly because he loves to socialize. It’s okay, Patrick is very polite, smart, and active.

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Get my first full clip art set for FREE!

Hey guys!

As you know, I have just made the leap on TpT as a clip art artist. I have always been a creative person and creating clip art is a fun and exciting outlet for me as a teacher and a teacherprenuer.

I have so many projects under my belt, but this one really takes the cake! I JUST LOVE CREATING CLIP ART! I hope you love my work too! That’s why I’m GIVING IT AWAY!

I want to share with you my new passion. What better way than giving away my first big set as a FREEBIE. To you! My loyal followers!

You will receive this 63-piece Tiki Summer set!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I can’t wait to share this passion of mine with YOU!

To receive the free set I am asking that you sign-up for my newsletter. My newsletter will have the most up to date and recent clip art sets I have available on TpT. BUT…. I will also include some freemium goodies in each newsletter! Yes! More FREE Clipart! 

After you sign-up for the newsletter I will email you my free set ASAP!

This is my way of giving thanks to you, teachers. We work our buns off! You deserve the freebies.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER!

So I made some changes to TpT and Real Life.

Yep. I took the plunge.

I decided that making lesson plans on TpT really was not fun. I mean, I have to do that for actual work. Why would I want to do more work?!

You know what I love to do?

 

Doodle.

 

I’m a doodler. I always have been… and I figured, why not use THAT as my TpT outlet. Why not do something I LOVE to do and share THAT with others?

 

So yeah. Now I am a clipart artist.

Wanna see my stuff?

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Literary-Vomit

 

How to turn your doodles into clipart

Last night on CraftNChat we learned how to make your own doodles into clip art.

I have included step-by-step instructions to help you on your clip art journey. The link to the blab replay is below!

https://blab.im/6b3b8ce989834e78b037e221e1d11e32

 

Now, onto the step-by-step instructions to make your own clipart.

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Step 1) Draw or paint something on a white background.

Step 2) Scan it into your computer. You can use a regular scanner or a scanner app on your phone. Just make sure you upload the file to your computer.

Step 3) Open the image in an image editing program. I am using Photoshop CS4 for this demonstration.step3

Step 4) Crop down your image.

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Step 5) make a new layer (make sure it is transparent) In the layer tool on the side it should appear to have grey and white checkers.

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Look at the layer section over there—–>>

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Step 6) While on the background layer, select your image using the lasso. You do not want to select the white space around it. Just your image. The easiest way to do this is to use the magnetic lasso.

LASSO See that tool with the magnet. That’s the one you want!

Step 7) After you have selected the image you want to paste it onto the new layer (the one that has the transparent background).

Step 8) Delete the background layer. You will see one or two layers depending how many copy/pastes you had to perform. Your image should have a checkered background like the image below.

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Step 9) Save it as a png. Saving as a png will ensure the background stay transparent. Saving as a Jpeg will give you a white background.

Step 10) Play with your image in power point, word, or whatever your favorite desktop publishing program is. I made this computer background with mine.

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Want to download my background?

Click here