Posts about making your blog pretty: help with branding, title images, and other graphics.
In my newest tutorial I walk you through how to create a color palette quickly using a photo. Learn how to find the best colors of a photo, then pull those colors into a downloadable Photoshop template that will automatically calculate beautiful tints (lighter colors) of the colors you choose.
If watercolor is part of your brand’s aesthetic, it’s important you learn how to use watercolor in a digital form so you can continue to make branded graphics without having to hire a designer. This will save you time, money, and will add another tool to your creative entrepreneur toolbelt!
In this week's quick tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make your blog header using existing illustrations/clip art and an existing font. The hand-drawn look is awesome, but I realize not everyone wants to make graphics from scratch!
I'm all about DIY graphics. Hand lettering is the perfect way to add a personal touch to your blog design which will help your blog stand out from the crowd. There are lots of places to use hand lettering in your blog design. Here are some of my favorite ways!
Creating your own hand lettered blog header is a lot easier than it sounds. Plus, it's fun! There's something super rewarding in getting your hands dirty and creating your own blog graphics. There are a lot of hand lettering styles you can try to create your blog header. For this tutorial, I'll be working with the popular handwritten style, because I think it's a great personalized option for lifestyle blogs. Learn how to add black and white lettering, or even colorize your work to match your blog's color scheme!
Whether you're just starting a blog or you're looking to redesign your blog, it's important to have a few basic graphics and images in place. After you choose your perfect color palette that truly represents who you are, you're ready to move on to your graphic suite. In this post, I'll go over 8 must-have graphics for your blog: header, logo (yes, these are different!) favicon, a blog stamp, a title image template, a blog post signature, a unique sidebar about box, and sidebar buttons for featured posts.
Color palettes are extremely important for the visual branding of your blog or website. It can immediately convey the mood of your site as well as hint at your target audience. A color palette can set you apart or cause you to blend in.
In this post, I'll share tips on how to choose a color palette for your blog that matches your personality, and I'll explore the reasons behind my own blog-recolor choices!
Color palette inspiration can come from anywhere. A lot of times, beautiful, harmoniously-colored photography is a great place to start. In this tutorial, I walk you through the best and most fool-proof way to develop and build a beautiful color palette from a photograph using Illustrator and the crystallize tool.
Adding “confetti” to your artwork is a great way to add depth, dimension, and interest. It's easy to create your own confetti in Illustrator. Follow my tutorial to create your own digital confetti by creating a custom scatter brush in Illustrator.
In this tutorial, I'll walk you through how to make a personalized watercolor blog header from start to finish. This particular tutorial features hand lettering too, but feel free to mix and match the sections of the tutorial so you're working with mediums and styles you're comfortable with.
An easy to follow guide on how to use color in your blog and website designs, covering how and when to use color and focus on branding and clean design.