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How to create a color palette in Procreate using the eyedropper tool

How to create a color palette in Procreate using the eyedropper tool

So you're in Procreate and you want to make your own color palette from an image. Or even easier, you want to import a color palette from a cool site like design-seeds.com. To summarize, you'll import your image, then use the eyedropper tool to create a palette. Here are those instructions in-depth if you need more help.

DIY hand lettered coloring book page

DIY hand lettered coloring book page

It's super easy and so fun to create your own coloring book page! I just launched this course on Skillshare: make sure to check it out and enroll in my newest Skillshare class. This can be whatever you want it to be. For my coloring book page, I started by hand lettering my newborn son's name with block lettering. All I used to do this was a Sharpie marker and printer paper. Then I began to add illustrative and doodle-y details with the sharpie. Next up is digitizing, vectorizing, printing, and finally coloring!

How to blend ink and watercolor for brush calligraphy

How to blend ink and watercolor for brush calligraphy

There are lots of happy accidents when it comes to creative work! I'm not sure how I did this, but one day I had my inking Pentel Aquash water brushes out and I also had watercolor out, and I decided to dip the tip of my ink brush into the watercolor. I loved the results and wanted to share with you how I achieve this effect!

How to center your brush calligraphy without guides

How to center your brush calligraphy without guides

In this video tutorial I'll show you a quick tip on how to center your brush calligraphy on your paper. While you can certainly bring your work into your computer and edit it later, sometimes it's nice to get it all done properly in one sitting (especially if you have to—for a commissioned piece or something you want to hang immediately).

Intro to brush lettering: joins and letter pairs

Intro to brush lettering: joins and letter pairs

In today's post and video I'll show you how to draw joins and letter pairs with brush calligraphy and brush lettering. In previous posts I've talked about basic strokes and drawing individual letters, but now it's time to learn how to join these letters together so you can create beautiful seamless brush calligraphy.

Intro to brush lettering: basic strokes

Intro to brush lettering: basic strokes

In this post, I'll walk you through how to get started with brush lettering. This post includes a video tutorial to help you learn the 8 basic strokes needed to create brush calligraphy letters. These basic strokes are fantastic to learn now, so you can practice them with lettering drills and help to perfect your brushed letters.

Practice brush lettering with cursive handwriting worksheets

Practice brush lettering with cursive handwriting worksheets

Want to learn, develop, and practice brush lettering? Here's a video showing you how to do just that, while using the free cursive handwriting worksheets I shared last week. You can easily start to develop your style by learning 5 new cursive styles, applying brush lettering techniques, and practicing until these letters become committed to your memory.

How to create faux watercolor hand lettering in Photoshop

How to create faux watercolor hand lettering in Photoshop

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!

Make your own hand lettered blog header: design tutorial in Photoshop

Make your own hand lettered blog header: design tutorial in Photoshop

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!

Easily create a color palette in Illustrator from a photograph

Easily create a color palette in Illustrator from a photograph

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.

How to make your own font using Glyphs and Illustrator

How to make your own font using Glyphs and Illustrator

Have you always wanted to learn how to make your own font? Creating a font is easier than you think. You can learn how to create a font by reading this post. I'll walk you through how to use Glyphs and Illustrator to make your own hand-drawn font that you can use for personal use or to sell for profit!