Why Every Graphic Designer Should Use Photoshop Actions & Batch Processing

I have this running joke with my twin sister, Brooke about how she’s a one-trick-pony when it comes to Photoshop. Her one trick? Batch resize. It’s a skill she picked up working as a photography assistant years ago when we were still in graphic design school. Yes- she and I both went to graphic design school together. However, she took…

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Riso Print Effect in Photoshop

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through & make a purchase, I earn a small commission at no cost to you. Today we are going to create a riso print effect in Adobe Photoshop. This is not to be confused with setting up a file for an actual risograph printer. What we’re doing here today is simply creating…

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Convert Procreate Artwork to Vector with Illustrator

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through & make a purchase, I earn a small commission at no cost to you. In today’s blog post, I’m going to teach you how to convert your designs from Procreate into vector graphics using Adobe Illustrator. If you clicked on this post, I’m sure you already have some motivation for why…

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Making Custom Patterns in Adobe Illustrator: Complete Beginner’s Guide

This blog post contains affiliate links. If you click through & make a purchase, I earn a small commission at no cost to you. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create your own custom patterns in Adobe Illustrator. Lately I’ve been in such a mood for tie-dye gradients and funky looking graphics inspired by Lisa Frank….

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Hand Lettering in Adobe Illustrator: Complete Beginner’s Guide

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through & make a purchase, I earn a small commission at no cost to you. Good news! If you want to learn how to hand letter, the barrier to entry has never been lower. Honestly, I attribute this to the creation of the Apple Pencil and the ever-popular Procreate App for iPad….

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Make Your Own Instagram Stickers : 2 Easy Ways

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through & make a purchase through one of the links, I earn a small commission at no cost to you. Let me tell you about one of my biggest flaws as a human being. I have this ridiculous need to be original all the time. Can any fellow INTPs/Enneagram 5s relate? 🙋…

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Wavy Psychedelic Text Design – Adobe Illustrator Type Tutorial

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through & make a purchase, I earn a commission at no cost to you. I think there’s an unwritten rule for all graphic designers: you must be a self-proclaimed type fanatic. It’s the equivalent of having a Myspace profile circa 2005 where your top Interest was something like… “Music is my Lyf3”….

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Vector Watermelon Illustration – Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

As July ends and the dog days of August approach, nothing feels more appropriate than a slice of ice cold watermelon to break up the summer heat. However. Truth be told, I don’t really like watermelon much, but I needed a segue into this Adobe Illustrator tutorial. And as we transition to the next paragraph, let me throw a few…

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Fast & Easy Waterdrop in Adobe Illustrator

Every Friday on the blog I share a Fast Friday tutorial. I teach you how to do basic designer-things fast & easy in programs like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. In today’s Fast Friday Tutorial, I’m going to show you the fast and easy way to create a waterdrop in Adobe Illustrator. As a graphic designer, there are certain tricks you…

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