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POD Squad Graphic Design and Photoshop/Illustrator Training

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Are you struggling with free or complicated design software in your Merch/POD business?

Do you want to stop shelling out money for designs?

Would you like some personal help?

You're in the right place to learn graphic design using Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator specifically for the purpose of Print on Demand (POD) including Merch by Amazon, Redbubble, Printful/Etsy, or any POD.

You know how frustrating it can be to wrangle unfamiliar software. All you want to do is get some designs uploaded and some money coming in!

Well, it's true that Photoshop and Illustrator can be intimidating. But we will turn them from big bullies into purring workhorses that make you money! (Hmm, those are some seriously mixed metaphors…)

I will teach you graphic design specifically as it applies to print on demand — super targeted training applicable to YOUR business as opposed to general design courses or random videos.

No more frustration! No more feeling overwhelmed!

Designing will become the most enjoyable part of POD :)

Beginners - this is for you!


Watch the short video below on why design training will supercharge your POD business...

...and put you way ahead of the competition


BONUS #1 - KDP interiors and cover elements package

If you do Kindle Direct Publishing - or want to get started - this will be a great help!

Five fresh interiors for your low-content books with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP merged with CreateSpace)

You also get 20 beautiful patterns to use for your journal covers and an assortment of "cover plates" for your journal cover text!

This gives you everything you need to get started! Start a paperback on KDP, upload a ready-to-go interior, upload a practically-done-for-you cover, fill in your details, and you're there!

10 great reasonsto sign up for the POD Squad Graphic Design & Photoshop/Illustrator Training:

#1 – Easy step-by-step tutorial videos on Photoshop, Illustrator, and graphic design principles including typography, color, composition, and much more

#2 – Access to our private Facebook group where you can get support directly from me as well as from others on the same journey

#3 – Free graphics packs — textures, design elements, vectors

#4 – Design critiques and makeover videos — and the opportunity to have your own designs critiqued by me and/or other members

#5Videos on how to use various selling platforms such as Etsy, eBay, Shopify, and PODs like Redbubble, Gearbubble, and others

#6 – A PDF of constantly growing list of resources for your business

#7 – Downloadable infographics and tip sheets

#8 – A curated list of particularly helpful posts from the Facebook group on a variety of topics

#9 – You'll be learning from a graphic designer with 36 years of experience, not a random stranger who thinks they know design. No offense to random strangers...

#10 – Simply put: It’s just more fun than should be legal on a work day!

"Incredible value. I am a happy member of the training group and I love the amount of material I can get access to. And always increasing!"

- Carmen Olveira

"I just watched the first 11 [Photoshop] tutorials and I just want to say I love the way you teach...Now it starts clicking! Thank you so much!"

- Dawn Martin

"So grateful to be here, thanks so much, Laura! Learning Photoshop and Illustrator are big goals for me this year. This group could not have come at a better time, to be honest! My biggest POD goal is to bring my husband home full-time. I cannot even wait to fire his boss lol. Thanks again, Laura! I am so so thrilled over this [course] and everything that comes with it!!"

- Amy Alicia Springer

Your Instructor


Laura Burke
Laura Burke
My name is Laura Burke, and I live with my husband in a very rural area of Upper Peninsula of Michigan in a town called Ontonagon.

I’ve been a graphic designer since 1983 when I got a job at the local newspaper. I’ve also freelanced for many years in addition to my 9-to-5 design jobs.

I started teaching the basics of graphic design using Photoshop in the early 2000s to a few small groups and individuals. It was so fun to see their excitement at being able to create really professional-looking effects. And I was hooked on teaching!

I created this class to help new print-on-demand designers learn some basic techniques that will help them step up their design game to compete in the world of POD!

Course Curriculum


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Make sure you click the down arrow above to see the whole curriculum!

BONUS #2 - Free Mockups!

Many of the clothing and home goods mockups from my Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/MerchMultiMocks are available at no charge to POD Squad members. These are downloadable from within the course curriculum.

These can be used in your online store platforms and social media to show off your designs. Each mockup makes it possible to create hundreds of different scenes, changing colors, positions, sizes, backgrounds, and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts whenever you want it to! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does permanent access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. What exactly does permanent access mean? It means that you will have access to the training materials for as long as you need them. Obviously, I can't promise that I won't get hit by a meteor tomorrow, so some things are beyond my control. But if somewhere down the road, I decide to stop actively providing the POD Squad training through Teachable and Facebook, I will provide access to these videos on YouTube upon request, where they will remain indefinitely.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How can I get the most out of this course?
Techniques are taught in the context of creating actual designs using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. In other words, there isn’t a series of videos that goes through every tool first, and then a series showing you every palette and how to use it, then all techniques, etc. Instead, techniques and tools are taught as they are needed while we make real POD designs. That way you can put the information you learn to use immediately, rather than sitting through hours of videos before you actually DO anything. Therefore, the best way to learn with these videos may be to follow along, creating a design of your own that uses similar techniques, so that by the time you’ve watched me design something, you’ve got one of your own to upload. So I recommend coming up with your own SUBJECT but following along with the TECHNIQUES I use. Then you’ll have an uploadable design ready to go after each series of tutorials that YOU own the copyright to!
Will the price ever go up?
It will, but not for you. Whatever price you enroll at, you'll never have to pay another penny.
Are there any hidden costs?
Nope! Of course, to take full advantage of the course, you should have Photoshop and hopefully Illustrator, but that’s not hidden. You can get Photoshop for $9.99 a month bundled with Lightroom in Adobe’s Photography Plan. Even if you don’t have Adobe products, you can learn from the graphic design portions of the training and benefit from the private Facebook group. A couple of students have said they’ve been able to follow along using Affinity software.
Does this course cover other software like Affinity, Gimp, Canva, or Over?
No, it doesn’t. I haven’t used any of those so I can’t honestly teach them. And I think my time is best spent focusing on the industry-standard software as that will give the most value. However, you may be able to follow along with the tutorials in other raster-based software. Photopea is one that I know of that acts quite similarly to Photoshop, and it's free! There are a couple of students using Affinity Photo or Designer as well.
Why do you charge for this at all? I can probably find this information free on YouTube.
First, this is what I do. I was teaching Photoshop and graphic design long before I started doing print on demand. Second, you may be able to find a lot of this info for free, but combing through thousands of videos to find what you want is time-consuming. This course applies specifically to print on demand, so it’s exactly what you need. Third, other videos don’t come with a graphic designer over your shoulder to help you out with any problems you have.
Do you give personal assistance?
Yes, absolutely! I’ve been encouraged by other group owners to offer personal help as a paid add-on, but I’m not going to do that–personal assistance from me is one of the benefits you get with your purchase.
What do your current students say about the course?
See the testimonials above and below this section. You can also ask questions in my free POD Life Facebook group—many of my students hang out in there as well. Join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thepodlife
I have more questions…
No problem - just email me at [email protected]!
Why you should take action today:
Because...
I've priced this course low at $329, which is super competitive against similar courses.

But for a LIMITED TIME ONLY,
I'm knocking half off, which means you can get the whole thing for

(and yes, there are payment plans!)

You get access to everything as soon as your payment goes through — no waiting for content to be “dripped” to you. So get your butt in here!
If you're just starting out, you can get your first t-shirt (or whatever) designed and uploaded today!

"Laura offers many tutorials in the members only group and often tailors them to what members want to learn. Sheis a wonderful instructor!"

- Georgiana Carollus

"I’m loving it, thank you! I’m already putting some of your design tips to use!"

- Joanie Keast

"I have learned so much from this site after only a few days. I want to be able to create better designs for my POD projects. I feel I have come to the right place and I am very happy I took the plunge."

- Glenda Mariner

Do you have a child in your family or a young person you mentor
whom you'd like to introduce to POD?
ASK ABOUT OUR YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM! (free with purchase)
Email [email protected]

So if you want to:

• Become a better designer and create designs that sell
• Learn how to do all the cool techniques you see other people using •
• Have me, an experienced graphic designer, available to help if you get stuck •
• Have peace of mind from saving money on buying designs or hiring designers •
• Learn a skill that can make you money in multiple pursuits for the rest of your life •

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• You have unlimited permanent access at no extra cost, ever •
• All future videos, bonuses etc. in this course are always free
• Unconditional full 30-day money-back guarantee
• My help is always available to you if you get stuck or have a question •

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