Post # 1
Hi, I’m trying to create my own cherry blossom in InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator so that I can customize the color to lavender. Does anyone know how to do this? I wanted to create my own invitations, etc. as I’m on a budget.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Are you already skilled with Photoshop and InDesign? If not, you might want to look at some free printables on Wedding Chicks: http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/
There are other sites that have printables that are free or very cheap. 🙂
Post # 4
You could have someone design them on Etsy and send you the .pdf. Some people will do it as low as $30. Then, you could print then wherever you’d like.
Post # 5
Hi @mink & @RayRayFurious,
Thanks for the suggestions. I will look into both options. I’m somewhat skilled in InDeisgn (better than PS).
Post # 6
There is a bunch of Cherry Blossom themed wedding things on this site – maybe you can get some ideas.
Post # 7
@YouEnjoyMywedding Thanks =)
Post # 8
@swtd12eams: No worries! I like your ida of making lavender cherry blossoms. So… lavender blossoms!
Post # 9
You’ve listed 3 very different programs with very different capabilities, which will have very different effects.
Personally, I’d use Illustrator for something like an invitation. It’s got a clean aesthetic and it’s easy to edit what you do. If you don’t have it already, you can do a free 30 day trial of it. If you need help, pm me, I work a lot in Illustrator. I also highly recommend this book for it.
For an invitation, the major tools you’ll need are the pen tool, type tool, alignment tool, and, depending on your source, livetrace.
Post # 10
find a cherry blosom vector you like and download it. you might be able to find one for free but you’ll probably have to buy it to get a nicer one. once you find the vector, open in illustrator and edit (colors, size, crop using clipping mask…) you can go ahead and design your invite in illustrator but i personally find it’s easier in indesign if i need more typesetting features.
Post # 11
Miss Eagle had a great tutorial on how to use Adobe Illustrator http://www.weddingbee.com/2012/01/11/designing-invitations-in-adobe-illustrator-part-1/
I found it really helpful when DIYing my own invites.
Post # 12
@abirdword, @profiterole, @peachplum09 Thank you all for your suggestions. I have Illustrator and will play around with it. =)
@abirdword I’ll PM you if I have any questions.