Get lost in creativity. Explore new skills. Deepen existing passions.
What you find just might inspire and surprise you.
Learning is a skill and it can be improved – there’s no excuse for slacking off. No matter what industry you’re in, you have to constantly learn and improve your skills if you want to stay on top of industry trends and ahead of your competitors.
If you’re looking to improve your skills – be it your calligraphy, photography, or arts & crafts skills, I’ve got several tutorials that may be able to help you.
Every day and everywhere, you’re surrounded by letters, written messages, images, and works of art. From posters to logotypes, t-shirts, billboards, or book covers, letters, and images not only tell a story but evoke certain emotions as well. What if, instead of using an already existing font, you could create beautiful hand lettering that’s full of personality? What if, instead of buying ready-made gifts, you can create your own arts & crafts projects and use them as gifts?
Even if you’ve already dipped your toes into the infinite universe of arts & crafts, watercolor painting, and hand lettering – or if you’ve thought about trying it out but you aren’t sure where to start – you’re in the right place!
Below, you’ll be able to find useful tips, resources, and tutorials that can help you explore your creativity:
- Hand Lettering
- Watercolor Painting
- Arts & Crafts
Lettering Daily is an online community which provides tutorials as well as tips and tricks for hand lettering and calligraphy for beginners, and for those who want to improve their skills of the craft.
99 Designs is a global creative platform which provides useful design tutorials for hand lettering – beginners and advance. Great reads include Hand Lettering Basics, Dynamic Lettering and a Guide to 3D Lettering among many other interesting tutorials.
Artists Network is a community of artists, painters, sketchers. It is also a platform which provides lettering tutorials and techniques. Take a look, learn and enjoy hand lettering techniques with artful spins, water brush lettering, and combining words with backgrounds.
9MOUSAI is a hub for anything creative. Find out how Calligraphy is used today plus a lot of Calligraphy how-to’s.
Calligraphy Skills is a site owned by Katharine Scarfe Beckett who is a Calligraphy enthusiast since she was a child. Learn Calligraphy Basics, Gothic Script, Italic Script, and so much, and help Katharine in this online business.
If you are into watercolor painting, head off to WatercolorPainting.com and get your dose of watercolor ideas, techniques and tutorials. Best for beginners and experts alike.
Concept Art Empire
Learn watercolour painting by watching 40+ watercolour painting video tutorials from Concept Art Empire.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
In 100 Directions, you will find an array of project ideas, craft tutorials and home decor concepts with a variety of craft tutorials.
Happy Family Art
Happy Family Art is a family-oriented website where you can find art and craft ideas, lessons and projects, mosaics which the whole family will enjoy doing.
Crafts by Amanda
Crafts by Amanda contains easy craft ideas and tutorials for both kids and adults – wall art, home decor, gift ideas, etc, lots of craft projects for your home and craft room.
BEHIND THE CAMERA
As artists and photographers, we’ve all hit creative walls at one point or another. We work hard to improve our skills, we learn new things and then it seems we hit a wall.
When hitting this creative wall, we’re often tempted to look for some magical trick that will give us the creative clarity we’re looking for. But if you’re like me, you know that usually doesn’t work.
Instead, here’s a collection of tips, resources, and tutorials you can try today to improve your skills behind the camera and develop your creative eye. Whether you’re looking to brush up on your digital camera know-how, take amazing photos using your iPhone, or simply improve your photography skills in general, these tutorials are for you:
- Digital Camera World
- Digital Photography School
- Envato Tuts+
- iPhone Photography School
- Photography Life
- The School of Photography
Digital Camera World
Get the latest photography tips and tutorials from Digital Camera World – your go-to site with everything you need to know about photography. Digital Camera World helps photographers find the best gear and shows them how to use it.
Digital Photography School
Digital Photography School is one of the longest running blogs on the web about photography. Uncover its tips and techniques of photography whether you’re a beginner needing lots of advice, an amateur looking for inspiration and ideas, or a professional photographer wanting to brush up on your digital camera know-how.
Envato Tuts+ offers video courses and written tutorials to help you learn creative skills in photography, videography, web design, among many others. The Photography tutorials will help you discover how to take better photographs and tell compelling visual stories.
iPhone Photography School
iPhone Photography School is one of the best sites to visit if you like to take amazing photos using your iPhone. Visit this page and learn how to maximise the use of your iPhone for photography.
Photography Life is a community of photography professionals. The site contains a compilation of articles from basic photography articles for beginners all the way to more advanced techniques and tutorials. These articles can help build up photography knowledge and can help you grow as a photographer.
Snapshot is a community for photography enthusiasts in Southeast Asia and East Asia. Beginners, Enthusiasts and Professionals of the craft will be in for a wealth of learning as the site offers Tips & Tutorials the will truly benefit from.
The School of Photography
The School of Photography has created a variety of photography tutorials, articles and guides. They’re aimed to give photography enthusiasts ideas, tips and techniques to help improve their photography skills for free.
IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA
In today’s highly digital world, there are going to be many times you’ll be expected to speak in front of the camera, such as when you’re invited to attend a meeting via Zoom or Skype. Video is fast becoming the #1 way that people send and receive information. Plus, it allows people to connect ‘in person’ from anywhere in the world. If you were called on to deliver a presentation through Skype today, how do you think you’d fare?
If you have a fear of speaking in front of the camera, you can take comfort in the fact that a lot of people feel the same way. But whether you’re standing in the same room as your audience or speaking to them through a video connection, it’s all public speaking and you’d want to do it well.
Below, I share some tips, resources, and tutorials that may be able to help improve your skills in front of the camera.
- Choose Your Background
- Facebook Live
- What to Wear
- Zoom Tutorials
- How to Pose
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics YouTube Channel
If you want to look your best in front of the camera, head over to Bobbi Brown Cosmetics’ YouTube Channel for helpful makeup and skin care tutorials, so you can look and feel your best in you’re photos and vlogs.
Byrdie is one of the largest beauty sites on the internet. To give us a bit of an eye candy, Byrdie has rounded up their favorite makeup tutorials.
A Beautiful Mess
A Beautiful Mess is a website that helps you become productive. You can find, not only hairstyle tutorials, but also makeup, recipes and step-by-step tutorials for home decor projects. So Stay home + make something!
For tips and tutorials as well as expert advice on the latest hairstyles and the hairstyle that will fit you best on and off camera, visit the L’Oréal Paris website. Get inspiration and hair styling tips for easy hairstyles for men and women.
Luxy Hair is a YouTube Channel where you can find lots of different hair tutorials, beautiful hairstyles, hair hacks, hair extensions tips & tricks and more!
WHAT TO WEAR
Wardrobe selection is essential to production planning. Entrepreneur released this article with tips which could help in choosing what to wear when you’re in front of the camera.
HOW TO POSE
Marie Claire published this step-by-step guide to looking great in front of the camera. Foot out, hands up, shoulders back, chin down, lean forward, look away, and laugh. Got it?
CHOOSE YOUR BACKGROUND
Determining the background for your video will have a huge impact on how your story is told. Wistia has these really helpful tips on how to choose a background for your video that will give your content a more professional look and help your audience focus on the message you’re trying to deliver.
Gauging Gadgets is a YouTube channel which provides gadget reviews and tech tutorials. In this tutorial, you can learn how to change your video background in Zoom without a green screen, and how to make your webcam look more professional or private without having to purchase a green screen or backdrop.
Hubspot has provided its readers with a Facebook Live guide to learn how to increase your social following and brand awareness through live video.
Hootsuite is more than just a scheduling tool. In this blog, Facebook Live Video: The Complete Guide to Live-Streaming for Business, Hootsuite has provided its users and readers a great step-by-step tutorial on how to use Facebook Live properly as well as tips and ideas for maximum social media engagement.
Zoom has been a household name nowadays that we have the current pandemic; this is where our meetings, presentations, conferences take place. These series of tutorials and guidelines can assist its users so we can use Zoom to its maximum capacity.