How to Create a Half Drop Pattern in Illustrator illustrator patterns Oct 24, 2019

In this tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to create a half-drop pattern in Illustrator. Unlike basic repeats where a swatch is tiled in exactly the same position vertically and horizontally creating an identifiable grid (like a chessboard if all the squares were the same), a half-drop...

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Learn How to Embroider Autumn Leaves embroidery Oct 17, 2019

 

I believe strongly in being creative and finding accomplishment and enjoyment that comes with making something yourself. With the pressures of modern day life and the mad dash to get things done it is easy to forget to take time for yourself. Embroidering encourages you to sit down and...

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This saved me SO MUCH TIME on my lettering... ipad lettering procreate Oct 14, 2019

If you're into lettering, you've probably dabbled in the modern calligraphy side of hand lettering, which is an incredibly rewarding art form. I've also had a ton of questions about composition. I also-also know that many have had the desire to branch out of pretty bounces and get into a...

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Letter Inside of a Star Tutorial lettering Oct 10, 2019

 

Ready to be a ROCK-STAR with your lettering? Why not show off your lettering skills by putting words inside the shape of a STAR? Fitting words and quotes into geometric shapes can be both fun for you and impressive to your audience. In today’s post, I (Alyssa from @Lyssas_Letters)...

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Embossing with Lettering for Beginners crafts lettering Oct 10, 2019

Hi Friends! I’m Erin, better known as GoFontYourself around the ‘gram. I’m a huge fan of adding sparkle to any kind of crafty project so I’m going to show you a pretty simple way to go about it through embossing. Here is everything you need to do some quick custom shine!

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Paint Watercolour Cornflowers in 5 Easy Steps watercolor Oct 03, 2019

Hi there! Camilla from Camilla Damsbo Art here to go floral with you today. Flowers are my absolute favourite motif and all the shapes and colours just make me smile. So I hope I can put a smile on your face with an easy 5 step bouquet of cornflowers.

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How to Paint Watercolor Flowers for Beginners watercolor Sep 26, 2019

Watercoloring is one of the most loved art forms because it’s so versatile. There are many styles and variations that people adapt to create unique works of art. To help you learn the basics of water coloring and give you inspiration to paint this spring, FTD has a tutorial on how to...

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Get More From Your Art Using Photoshop Adjustment Layers photoshop Sep 19, 2019

I’ve collected a lot of digital clip art over the years, either from purchasing it or creating it myself. In spite of having such a large library of graphics, I still look for new ways I can extend the use of my collection. Adjustment layers are an incredibly useful Photoshop feature and...

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Create Ribbon Lettering Effect Using a Brush Pen lettering Sep 12, 2019

Ribbon lettering is an impressive technique that makes your lettering stand out and look realistic. The trick for creating this effect is knowing where to add outlines and shading. It only requires a brush pen and a monoline pen, and it’s easier to create than you might think - just follow...

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Create a Two Tone Watercolour Galaxy watercolor Sep 05, 2019

Hello there! My name is Jessica and I am a watercolour artist born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. My passions are painting galaxies, pets and anything pop culture related. I have been painting my whole life but started to take my art seriously about 2 years ago, when I discovered watercolour...

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Bamboo Slate | A Review Aug 29, 2019

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The Slate allows you to write with a regular pen and paper, the good stuff that we miss in this increasingly virtual world. That said, it's unrealistic to go without technology in today's society. There are two sizes - A4/letter and A5/half letter. It looks like a fancy gray...

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How to Digitize Lettering Without Photoshop lettering Aug 29, 2019

Through my experience in lettering, I saw many artists start lettering with the iPad and Apple Pencil or using Photoshop and Illustrator to digitize their lettering. Back then, I didn’t have the tools that everyone was using. Photoshop and Illustrator required monthly payments and frankly,...

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