4 Favorite iPad Pro accessories for creatives

4 Favorite iPad Pro accessories for creatives

I love me some Apple products, I have quite a few, so of course I was very intrigued when the pro came out with the Apple pencil, but of course it comes at a hefty price. And the first year I just could’t justify spending that much money on “a toy”.

Little did I know, this thing turned into my business MUST HAVE.

Learn how to digitize your lettering in Photoshop

Learn how to digitize your lettering in Photoshop

Now on SKILLSHARE! Wohoo!

Are you ready to start making money with your lettering? 

The starving artist mentality is dying off, now with the rise of the internet and online shopping even a hobbyist like you can make some extra income, heck, you can even start a whole lettering business right from the comfort of your own home. It's what I did.

Here are a couple ways to look at it, you can either custom make each piece or you can make it once, digitize it, and sell prints, mugs, apparel, and much much more. 

Easy photo editing on your phone. No Photoshop needed

Easy photo editing on your phone. No Photoshop needed

If you think I edit my Instagram photos in Photoshop you're crazy. Lol!

I actually discovered this awesome app called Snapseed a while ago and use that 90% of the time. Because 90% of the time, I take photos with my phone.

It would take so long to upload the photo to my computer, edit in Photoshop, save, export back to my phone and then into Instagram. I don't have all day for that, so editing on the phone it is.

Mockup your lettering in a frame: Photoshop course preview

Mockup your lettering in a frame: Photoshop course preview

Mocking up your lettering is a must if you wish to sell it, whether it’s a print or other product. No one has all the things or all the time to be taking fancy photos of the actual print in 10 different settings or in two or three different frames. Watch this video tutorial, taken straight out of my course, and follow along.

8 Tricks to get you practicing your lettering every day

8 Tricks to get you practicing your lettering every day

So you want to be the best lettering artist in the world, but you have a little problem. You don't take the time to get better. Understanding the problem is the first step to fixing it. Pay attention to your daily routine, and what causes you to do other things instead of practicing your art. I've got 8 tricks for you that will get you practicing every day.

The Illustrator Pathfinder Tool Explained

The Illustrator Pathfinder Tool Explained

With more and more lettering artists turning to Illustrator to digitize their lettering I decided to chip in, with my 13 years of experience using the program I think I am allowed. 

Here is one tool that I love and can't image Illustrator without.

Water Brush 101

Water Brush 101

So you got yourself a water brush, now what? Well, there are a few things you can do with it, of course, you can use it to paint beautiful landscapes, people, abstract art and more, but here, we'll use it for lettering.

But before you get to that part, (coming next week) let's talk about the different way to use it and how to take care of it so it lasts you a long time.

6 Tips to staying creative with a newborn

6 Tips to staying creative with a newborn

I believe creativity is the key to a happy life and I will do anything for a little bit of sanity. In today's blog post I will share with you some of the challenges we face as creative moms as well as some tips on how to still stay creative even with only minutes to spare and little ones to take care of.

Finding Creative Inspiration During Your Busiest Times

Finding Creative Inspiration During Your Busiest Times

Have you ever had anyone tell you, “Be creative, now!!”  I have.  Maybe not in so many words, but the intent is definitely still there.  You see, I’m a graphic and web designer, as well as a small business owner.  My days are incredibly busy, and I have deadlines to meet every single day.  But it can be difficult to be creative on someone else’s schedule!  Sometimes, the “creative juices” just aren’t flowing.

Today, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite ways to gain inspiration when you need to be creative, fast.