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!
Learn more about my new Skillshare class, Watercolor Meets Surface Pattern Design. In the class, I walk you through creating motifs on paper and digitizing them. Then, we work to create seamless repeating patterns using the vectorized watercolor motifs. The class stresses the choice of unique, not-your-average motifs—make this class your own and have fun with it!
You love the idea of hand lettering and calligraphy. Maybe you want to include your handwriting on some of your blog graphics, or maybe you just want to be able to send a handwritten thank you note that looks like it was written by an adult. But your handwriting is less-than-pleasing looking. In fact, it may be downright atrocious. Here are practical tips for how to improve your handwriting.
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.
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!
In this post, I'll teach you my favorite way of digitizing my doodles and lettering by using Image Trace in Illustrator. It's a great way to capture the quirkiness that comes inherently with hand lettering while still allowing it to be scaled up to any size without losing image quality, since your result is vectorized art.