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As designers today, we are extra gifted with the ability to make passive income from digital products. While ‘passive’ can be a bit misleading (because there is continual work to maintain and build on your product offering), to a large extent, it allows designers to experiment + create more without the continual pressure of seeking new freelance work. So what do I mean by passive income? Creating digital products (like templates, fonts, textures, etc.) once and selling them over and over again without additional work. Create it once, sell it forever. And with digital products, there are many options with where and how to sell that makes the entire process automated once the product is made.

In this week’s video, I’ll walk through those selling options and the how making passive income off of my fonts has changed my creative future.

A lot of lettering lovers snagged an iPad Pro this past holiday season! I’m so excited for you to experience the total joy and possibilities that iPad lettering brings: no wasted paper or supplies, endless brush + color combinations and fewer stacks of artwork scattered around the house (just me?). As a graphic designer, I’ve been using Photoshop for nearly 15 years now and Procreate is similar in many, many ways. I’m constantly experimenting with Procreate, seeing if some of my Photoshop tricks carry over there + how to adapt them when the tools operate slightly differently.

This week, I want to share one of my favorites: combining textures for a watercolor glitter lettering effect! You might already know how to blend textures on top of white for this effect (which I share in the vid), but my little trick will make it possible on any colored background, too, opening up even more possibilities 😉

Happy Thursday! Today I’m excited to bring you the holiday hand lettering projects series showcase! This showcase includes community artwork that was created during our holiday hand lettering series. Check out those tutorials here 😉 While the series has now concluded, I hope the tutorials and the community artwork below inspires you for your own holiday lettering now and in the future. This artwork can be applied to greeting cards, gift tags, gift wrap, holiday stationery and more. For more on the individual artists featured below, click on their instagram handles to show them some extra love 😉 Let’s check these out!

Welcome to week 6 of holiday hand lettering projects! If you missed the last five weeks, scroll below to click on links to all of them! This 6 week lettering tutorial series is wrapping up this week! The goal of the series was to gain new lettering tricks, learn about lettering supplies you might not have used before and create something you can use/gift right away. Each week we built on skills from the previous weeks, so if you need a refresher, be sure to rewatch any of the prior videos. This week, we’re creating watercolor JOY lettering, surrounded by seasonal branches and finished with gold and silver details! Read on for the step-by-steps!

Welcome to week 5 of holiday hand lettering projects! If you missed the last four weeks, you can catch up here, here, here and here 😉 This is a 6 week lettering tutorial series with the goal of gaining new lettering tricks, learning about lettering supplies you might not have used before and creating something you can use/gift right away. Every week we build on the skills from the previous week, so if you need a refresher, be sure to rewatch any of the previous videos. Check back every Tuesday from now until December 12th for a new holiday themed lettering project! This week, we’ll create metallic watercolor lettering surrounded by strings of lights! Read on to see how!

Welcome to week 4 of holiday hand lettering projects! If you missed the last three weeks, you can catch up here and here and here 😉 This is a 6 week lettering tutorial series with the goal of gaining new lettering tricks, learning about lettering supplies you might not have used before and creating something you can use/gift right away. Every week we build on the skills from the previous week, so if you need a refresher, be sure to rewatch any of the previous videos. Check back every Tuesday from now until December 12th for a new holiday themed lettering project! This week, we’ll create 3D block lettering embellished with simple decorative flourishes. Read on to see how!

Welcome to week 3 of holiday hand lettering projects! If you missed the last two weeks, you can catch up here and here 😉 This is a 6 week lettering tutorial series with the goal of gaining new lettering tricks, learning about lettering supplies you might not have used before and creating something you can use/gift right away. Every week we build on the skills from the previous week, so if you need a refresher, be sure to rewatch any of the previous videos. Check back every Tuesday from now until December 12th for a new holiday themed lettering project! This week, we’ll create decorative lettering by utilizing gel pens on top of black lettering that has a 3D feel to it. Read on to see how!

Welcome to week 2 of holiday hand lettering projects! If you missed last week’s project, pop over here to check it out! This is a 6 week lettering tutorial series with the goal of gaining new lettering tricks, learning about lettering supplies you might not have used before and creating something you can use/gift right away. Check back every Tuesday from now until December 12th for a new holiday themed lettering project! This week, we’ll create colorful and decorative NOEL lettering! Read on to see how 😉

Welcome to the first week of holiday hand lettering projects! This is a new tutorial series spanning 6 weeks, starting today. Every Tuesday, we’ll create a new holiday-inspired lettering project you can then use on your holiday stationery (like gift tags, greeting cards, homemade ornaments, etc.). The goal of this series is to gain some new lettering tricks, learn about lettering supplies you might not have used before and to create something you can use/gift right away. Since we’re starting in early November, you’ll have plenty of time to practice and prepare for December celebrations. I also have another surprise that comes with participating in these weekly projects below!

My newest font, Skinny Jeans, just went live this week! I’ve been making a point to share process info for the fonts I make (here’s Espresso Roast), so that’s what this week is all about 🙂 Skinny Jeans is a font trio that includes the main script style, a caps style that pairs perfectly and a symbols font to add extra personality to layouts. The hand drawn + illustrated symbols also come as a vector file to make things quicker for those who work in Illustrator. This font is by far the most in depth of all I’ve created; it contains 30+ ligatures, alternates and extra features. In the video below, you’ll see what raw materials I used to initially hand letter the font, then the steps I took to make it a fully functioning font. Read on to see everything!

In my online course, Lettering Layouts, we talk about how to pair different styles of lettering and creates beautiful, impactful messages with them. Sometimes it can be tough just coming up with some different lettering ideas, though! To make things a little easier, this week I’m sharing 10 super easy hand lettering enhancements anyone can do. We’ll slowly increase in complexity as we go along, but you’ll see quickly how easy they are to apply. I’ve also included a free pdf of everything we covered below 😉 All you need is a pen and/or pencil and some paper, so let’s get lettering!

If you love lettering and watercolors, you’ve probably come across the watercolor galaxy effect. Whether just as a beautiful texture, or incorporated into lettering, it’s eye catching. Made from a variety of cloud-like colorful textures, it’s further detailed with doodled stars. There’s nothing like creating this traditionally with watercolors, but you can achieve this same look in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I take you through my process of creating and applying this watercolor galaxy effect to lettering, all within Photoshop. This is a bit of an advanced tutorial, so we’ll move through things quicker and with less detail than usual since there’s a lot to cover. Let’s dive into this galaxy!

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