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How to Digitize Hand Lettering

Sean McCabe | February 20, 2015

I’m going to take you behind the scenes and show you how to digitize hand lettering using Image Trace. This video starts off in Photoshop for some initial prep work to clean up your lettering and then we take it to Illustrator for vectoring.

If you like this video, it’s a very small sampling of the 50 other lessons you’ll find in the Learn Lettering Master Class. Hope you enjoy!

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Should you podcast or make videos?

Sean McCabe | August 17, 2014

You’re starting to realize that while writing blog posts is nice, and engaging with your audience on Facebook and Twitter is great, you really need to start expanding and reaching your audience in new and more engaging ways that will hold their attention for more than a few seconds.

Right now, podcasts and videos are big. But which one is better? What should you branch out to next?

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Early Wake, Daily Write – How to Make a Name for Yourself

Sean McCabe | May 31, 2014

If you want to make a name for yourself, write daily. Writing is where everything starts. Don’t like to write? It doesn’t matter. Even the great writers don’t always enjoy writing. Don’t have anything to say? It also doesn’t matter: You don’t write because you have something to say. You write to find out what you have to say.

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How To Cure Perfectionism With A Simple 2-Digit Number

Sean McCabe | May 17, 2014

For creative people like us, perfectionism is the bane of our existence. On the one hand, this obsession with perfection is what makes our work so good but on the other hand, it can be downright paralyzing.

You have good taste and high standards. That’s often why what you make frustrates you. You know that it’s not yet aligning with the image of perfection in your mind.

I share my formula for making perfectionism work for you instead of against you. The video is based off of a chapter of my book, The Overlap Technique.

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Learn Lettering Free Video Lesson #2

Sean McCabe | March 21, 2014

We look at defining whitespace containers and establish kerning principles to be applied to lettering compositions in the following lesson. This is the last of the free lessons before the full Learn Lettering courses are available on Monday, March 24th! I’ll be launching with 10 courses, 50 lessons, and more than 8 hours of highly edited, educational videos on lettering.

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Learn Lettering Free Video Lesson

Sean McCabe | March 18, 2014

It’s hard to believe we’re finally closing in on the final week. This Monday, March 24th, Learn Lettering will finally be live with 10 courses, 50 lessons, and more than 8 hours of highly edited, educational videos on lettering.

Since 2012 I’ve been planning this, and for the past 8 months I’ve been exclusively building this platform. I phased out of client work in 2013 to make this a reality, and now we’re just days away. I can hardly contain my excitement.

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