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Making gorgeous titles for bullet journal and notes

Madi Hill, digital artist

Making gorgeous titles for bullet journal and notes

Madi Hill, digital artist

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9 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Font 1: FRIENDS

    • 3. Font 2: BUBBLE letters

    • 4. Font 3: easy calligraphy

    • 5. Fonts 4 and 5: other easy fonts

    • 6. Using COLOR

    • 7. Doodles 1: BANNERS

    • 8. Doodles 2: FLOWERS

    • 9. Doodles 3: other easy designs

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About This Class

This class walks you step by step on how to write different fonts for your bullet journal and note titles along with some ways to make them pop! on the paper. The doodles you will learn are great for decorating spreads, accentuating titles, and to use as accents.

You'll learn how to do 5 different fonts and multiple variations of each of them along with banners and decorative doodles to surround your titles.

You will also learn about how to add color to your titles and a bit about color theory on the way:)

These tutorials work for both a physical paper bullet journal/ notes or a digital one. The only materials you need are a pen and a single colored marker/pencil/highlighter to follow along on paper:)

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1. Intro : Hey, all my name's Matty and I'm gonna be teaching this class on how to make gorgeous titles for your bullet Generals note you'll definitely want to take this class If you want to find ways just to improve, have your titles. Look, So I'm talking doodles. I'm talking about fonts. I'm talking about making it more visually pleasing. What colors to use. We're going to talk about all of those in this class in this class. I'm gonna give you a lot of inspiration and different ideas that you can base your titles and bullet journaling off of depending on how you like it. So I'm gonna talk about different fonts, and in that I'm gonna talk about different ways. We're gonna color them different ways. We're gonna format them how you want them to look depending on your style. And then I'm gonna talk about how to select colors based off color theory and you know a really quick way to elevate your bullet journaling. And then I'm also going to be talking about doodles like, How can I doodle or Admiral banners that just make it so much cuter because sometimes it's a little so we want to make it cuter. All that might sound a bit overwhelming all at once. But I promise you I'm going to talk step by step through everything. It's gonna be real simple. And at the end, you're gonna come out with a lot more skills. If you're a beginner, don't worry about it, because I'm literally going to talk you through every single thing I'm doing and make it totally possible for you to recreate it. If you're a bit more advanced and you've been doing something similar to the skills for a long time, then I still promise you that there is going to be something in here that you're gonna take out of it. I have tons of ideas and things to inspiring with, and sometimes you just need a little bit of inspiration materials wise for this class, you are going to need nothing that you don't have laying around that you're you can use a pencil. You can use a pen and then literally highlighters, markers, pencils. If you're doing it on digital, that works perfectly well to there's materials are absolutely minimal. I think the great thing about this class is that if you are working, uh, in really intricate spreads for your bullet journal, you can use thes, but if you just want something really, really quick that you congee on top of like say it to do this, you can use the skills from this as well. It's totally universal. So I am super excited to get started on this class. I can't wait to teach you. So if you are as excited as I am to talk about titles in this class, go ahead and click on the next listen by. 2. Font 1: FRIENDS: Hello, guys. And welcome to the first lesson in this class in this lesson, we're going to be talking about how to make the friends funked and let me explain to you, So you know, the TV show friends and that how their logo has little dots in between. Well, when you add dots in between your titles, it makes them so much better looking really, really easily. So I'm gonna talk through a bunch of different ways to do this and ways to do it with different types of writing. All right, let's get started. So the 1st 1 to do this is the way that I already did it up at the top. It's basically just doing, you know, long, skinny looking letters. You can do capitals or lower cases like where it says dots, and basically you just do little circles in between. You can also do like dashes if you wanted to mix it up a little bit, but it's really, really basic. If you wanted to mix it up a little, you can make it look a lot cleaner by just making your handwriting look better like I'm doing here, and you can just instead of writing it kind of scribbling. You can read it very like clean lines long, very straight. And then you can make the dots thinker and the thought thicker. And that makes it look like you put 300 times more effort than you did. But I still kind of like the messy one at the top. It's your choice. Which one do you like? Another version of this is just like we're taking skinny and we're going all the way in the back. So we're going really, really thin lettering and then thing dots, and it's just gonna look very minimal. So if you want your title toe like, not take over the entire page, if that makes sense and you want it to like, not be the focus point, you can do this. I think a weight to make these letters look even better is just by like, shortening the with. So if the f make it skinny, make the e skinny and then for the S, I drink more like a five and then sure at the bottom, just for stylistic reasons. And so far we have been working in print, so I wanted to mix it up and try to do, like person. So for this one, I'm just going to basically right each letter separately. But in the curse of thought for this, I'm going to make it extra boobies. So even though sometimes I wouldn't really write my teeth like that just for visual reasons , I'm gonna make it very currently looking. And do you like this style? I like it. I think it's kind of cool. Um, another way that we can do it is not cursive. And also not like print. We can kind of do bubble letters. So for this, I literally I'm just like writing like a fattened version of either the capital or the lower case. Depending on which one I like how it looks. And then in between them, I'm gonna do like circles, but like, the circle isn't filled in, and I'm gonna go and fix that, although some of them that I just add it simple dogs, because I don't really like how that looked. So those are going to need the different variations of how to give this one. And now for this second part of the lesson, I'm gonna talk to you about how I'm going to color it. So this would be when you get your highlighters out where your marker or if you're following along on digital you can do that. It's walk so basically unused ing purple here just because I like the color purple. And here are some different ways that I think would be really good toe accent the title. So I kind of for the 1st 1 drop shadowing, um, the dots. So I'm gonna, like, trace around the dots either from one direction. So on the bottom, I'm focusing most of my color. This is real similar to how an actual shadow works. Right where the light hits, one place in the the shadow goes in the back in one direction. So on that, remember, I'm doing the bottom, but you can also do the top or the left or the right. Just make sure that most of the color is on one side. I had another idea that I would just fraud like a highlighted line in between, like passing through all of the dots like that. Another front, cool way to elevate this is by just making them weights instead of a line. So the peak of the wait goes in between all of the dots. I also added a bit of like a background to some of the letters, so I just like in one really thick Penn. I just kind of traced along. The letter is like, if I want to write it again so that it just has a background on it, and for the last way, I'm going to use color on this. I'm just actually just going to drop shadow. The letters were to drop, shadowed the dots. Remember, that's where we add, like a little shadow. I just standing on the letters. I think it looks extra good on the bubble, your one, because it just is larger. So it's a little bit more dynamic. That one's definitely like a focus pulling one, and that is it for this entire lesson. I hope you enjoyed this portion where we talked about fonts. I can't wait to talk about more fonts with you in the next one. By 3. Font 2: BUBBLE letters: Hello, guys. And welcome to the second lesson influence. And this one is going to be about bubble letters in this one. We're gonna talk about how to do bubble letters, different styles, available letters. How did you know? Color them. It's gonna be great. Let's get started. Okay. So to do bumblers, which were basically gonna have to imagine, is you are drawing an outline around the letter. So you're gonna start by doing the outlook and then anything time there's a whole So in the A, there's like a little hole at the top, and b there's two holes, the holes become little circles and you just dry like an outline. And sometimes it takes a little bit to get used to, but it is not that bad. You can totally do it, um, for a lower case, it's the exact same thing. You just want to make sure that you know before what the letter looks like. And like a little outline like that, if you are having trouble with your letters, I would suggest just going through the entire alphabet and practicing them because there's no other way to get around that you just have to get used to doing it. If you do mess up like I did there, though, you can go. And any time that it's not like one clean, cohesive line, just erase a mistake. So make sure to use pencil if you're not used to it yet. All right, let's move on. So the thing to note about bubble letters is there's two like main variations and stuff. There's the ones where you're connected and each letter is layered above them. So to the left, like the be up at the top is above the you, which is above the B and we can do it that way. Or we can separate it like, however, let us. It's also important to remember that there's multiple ways to do this so we can make it really, really bubbly and circular. We can make them longer. We can make them wider. For this 1st 1 I'm gonna make it a little bit more rectangular, with the left side being a larger on the leftist. So for the h, the left stroke is gonna be wider. Basically, I'm gonna still layer them on top of each other, but I want the left side to be bigger and what to be a little bit skinnier and kind of rectangular shape, especially. You can notice that, but the exclamation mark I decided to add in there they don't have to necessarily be straight on this one. I decided to curve the bottom a little bit. So the H is down lower than the now for a lower case variation. This lower case variation is going to be a lot bubble your and this one too, as well is still layered. So I'm gonna make these really bubbly and the little smaller section so the Kurds are gonna be minimal. So at the H, see how the chunk that comes out is like, kind of small on the eat small as well. That's how I wanted this to look. And then for the Els, I decided not to curb them at the bottom because I wanted it to be very round and not very curved for the next one. I want to show you a version of the capitals where it's separate and then also the sections that come out of the letters so the chunks that come out are a lot more noticeable. So for the e. I wanted it could be really, really chunky. And then also I wanted the lines to not be clean because sometimes it can be messy looking . So I wanted to try something that's a little bit more angular and messy looking. So that's this. This is not personally my taste, but for some people, it is really important thing about this class is deciding what you let. So for this, I don't really love it. But for some people they made up and they may use it all the time. So it's just important to take things you like and really run with. Um, for the next one, it's gonna be another lower case, and this one I wanted it also have larger pieces coming out of it. But, um, I wanted it. Teoh just be a lot skinnier. So I wanted to try something. Yes, it's bubble letters. Yes, it's like outlining, but I wanted to be separate and skinny, and for this once you add color, it looks a lot better. Right now. It looks kind of odd, but it'll get better. Speaking of color, let's add some color to these letters, so I'm going in with that same purple from last lesson and let's get started on adding color, so bubble letters on their own are already, like, very defining. So I'm trying not to add too much to any of this, So I'm gonna go on with a muted purple, and our first option of adding color is very, very simple. It's just coloring in the letters. Anyone can do this. I think it looks very nicely cohesive, and it's totally a good option if you don't have a lot of time. And it's like I wanted to make it look nice. Lips quickly color in, and it looks better than if it's not loaded. Another superfast option is just adding a line going through all the letters similar to how you colored it in. So you're not gonna, you know, go straight across. But any time there is empty space, you're gonna pick up your pen and then you're gonna drop it back down again, and to make kind of a very Cokie's of line. I think this works best when they're spaced apart and not together. Kids together could look a little strange, but apart. It kind of united sit together and for this. You could also just go straight across and it's a colored pencil and then erase if you wanted to. That's totally an option. Another thing that we can do is we can do outlines. So outline on one side of the letter and just do it like that. And then any time there's a cross over on top, you don't want to get the other letter so you don't want you know, the e to have the els purple on it, but that totally looks cute. This is not the same has dropped shadowing, but it's kind of similar cause we're doing a shadow type thing for once that are all one piece weaken do outlining of the entire bank in a color. So for this, I'm just gonna literally outlawing the holding. And the point of this is, since they're all one piece, it just looks like one chunk of text. I think this could be really, really cool if you also have other titles on the page somewhere, or if you have subheadings or something and you wanted to make one bear very noticeably stronger. That could be this for really large text, where there's a lot of space. In between the outlines, we can do patterns on the inside, which I think is really cool oven idea. You can do this any way you want it for this one. I drew clouds. You could draw flowers you could colored in and then leave like the white US, the positive space instead of the negative space, if that makes sense. So anywhere around the clubs, I could make purple. You could do anything you want on the inside. And this makes the messy year ones that, like don't look that will put together look intentionally messy because there's something to pull them all together. I think also you could do something real cool was like zebra stripes. They're like animal pattern. I think that would be very interesting. And last but not least, we're gonna come back to the very, very skinny I'm looking letters. So for this, I am basically just going to use the purple of a drop shadow. And I think this looks really cool when they're skinny, because the drop shadow is so big compared to the skinny little letter that it looks very, very interesting and you can leave it at that you wanted to, but there is another thing that I want to show you. In case you wanted Teoh, I went in with a thinner purple, so this could be like a thin marker. And I basically did what is kind of like a double bubble under. So I went in and I traced around the H what would have been another bubble letter and then another eat and then another l another. Oh, and even though that original tiny hello is not on top of each other, the big outline is which I thought was very interesting. So you can try that if you want to. All right, well, I have rambled as much as I possibly can about bubble letters. I hope you enjoyed this lesson. And I can't wait to see you in the next one by 4. Font 3: easy calligraphy : Hey, guys. And welcome to the third lesson in this class. In this lesson, we're going to be talking about how I think calligraphy. I know that sounds a little bit weird, but this is basically wait to make your curse. It look like you know how to do calligraphy, even though it's like not hard apple, and it makes your titles like Super Good if you just quickly scribble something in cursive and you mess with it a little bit and then all of a sudden it looks like you have a fountain pen for this style. It's so easy, and you really do not have to have good looking hammering so you can see my hand writing up here is I mean, it's not bad, but it definitely looks like I haven't practiced my cursive since they taught me in in third grade. So to make this not look terrible, I follow a very, very simple set of steps, and it instantly makes your handwriting look a 1,000,000 times better, and I really think it looks great. So the secret is to start with, really, really been writing and then toe have darkness in your strokes and with to your strokes and focus them going downwards. So I'm gonna speed this up a little bit, and then I'm gonna show you step by step. All right, So the first thing we are going to need to do is write out your set of words. So for this, I'm gonna pretend the title says Good morning, because I think that's really easy. But I'm just gonna first right that in in my really basic cursive I'm not using a special pen or anything. This would literally be exactly how it would look when I'm writing on paper real messy, real fast. So let's do that first. Now that we have finished the first step of writing it, we're gonna move on to the second step. The second step is how we're going to overline it and add that darkness that I was talking about and that with so that it looks a lot more like photography and not like scribble Lee cursive. And then after that, we're going to go in and clean up any lines that are a little bit message. All right, let's get started. So, starting with the G, I want you to imagine you're writing the letter again. So I'm gonna go and write another G. But every time, I would move my can anywhere down, so I'm moving down. I would add in more darkness, so I'm just gonna overline it. So I mean, time I'm going down. I'm gonna overline it. And as I move on, I'm gonna continue doing this Where all ending time That I would move down. I'm gonna make it thicker. And sometimes I'll even accentuate it. Right? So on the d, right? I wanted to accentuate the downward, so I even added, like a little flick on the bottom. So this is kind of how we're gonna clean up as we go. So for the M, see how I'm moving down, and then I'm just gonna continue that on. Don't be afraid to kind of clean it up as you go. So I didn't really like the shape that the end look, so I kind of flattened it out at the top. You can do that. So that's what we're gonna do for all of the letters, including the little apostrophe. All right. And now I'm going to talk through some more tips of different ways that you can implement this. And I want you guys to practice. If you really like how this looks and you want to try different words, how different ways look because there's lots of ways to style this just like any other fuck . So suggestions. I want you to use long downward strokes. You don't need to make it short, because if it's short, then it doesn't look like you wrote it the first time we wanted to look like one cohesive unit. Not like we did a bunch of things separately, right? Cause then it does loses the whole calligraphy effect. All right, I also don't want you to worry if you have to add height to a letter. So remember, sometimes the D is too short or not. You know, square enough so you can go and add in height to the letters. Even though you're moving down, you can add a little bit on the top, and then you want to make sure that all your can drink has a consistent level of loops, so we don't want a to have a look and then eight the next day in the letter to have, like a stick at the top. You know what I mean? We wanted Teoh have the same level of loops, but to show you what I mean about the loops we're gonna look up at. See how it's as faking for liberty, right? The word faking is very loopy, but the word calligraphy is kind of long and stick ish. It wouldn't look right if the Y had, like, a giant curl coming out of it. That wouldn't make sense. So now I just want to try one more example with Bell, for we implement everything we talked about for this. I'm gonna write the word calling artist because I think it's funny. Like we're calling everybody into believing that we know how to do calligraphy when we don't. Right, Right. Okay, so now that I have the word written out in a very loopy fought because I wanted it to be very you be So that's check. We checked our loopiness off. We know what we want. Now I'm going to start coloring it in with a bit of a thicker pen. So I'm gonna go in, and any time we're moving down, I'm gonna colored in and notice how I'm trying to connect the line, um, back to where it started on the thin ones. So I don't want to leave like a random chunks. So see how I'm going in with a smaller thing and cleaning it up. That is absolutely necessary here because we don't want it to look terribly, Ratchet. Right? So again, with the oh, I've got to go in and clean it up, all right? Okay. And I'm continuing to do everything that we had practiced on the artist. So see how the a we kept that Lupin there and then also, I wanted to make sure that the lines look cohesive, like it's one big unit. So I'm going in, and any time I would move down, I'm gonna go do that. So for the are I even added in another look. This is what I mean by Don't worry about a fight because we wanted it to be loopy so we can go in and add more loops. Right? So we're going down, we add more darkness. Same thing. See how the teas I added a little curls instead of a straight across the line. That was a selection that I made because I wanted it to be consistent for the I. I didn't adult because I thought it would be too much compared to the end. Don't worry about that's what you want to do. That's what you do, right? Very simple. And then I'm gonna go in and again When it's moving down, I'm gonna add darkness. So even for simple things like the t where it goes across, I even added a little bit of thickness there because we want the thickness to be consistent between all of them. Right? Okay, that's it. We did it. Alright. And just like in the other front videos, we're gonna talk about how we're gonna use color to accept this. So I'm gonna go in with that same purple front before in that lighter Oh, Caskey and lighter color. Because I wanted to look like how you would use highlighter on paper. So we're gonna go and do that. And if you're doing it on digital, make sure about edit your layers. And just because we're adding this doesn't mean that we can't go back and fix mistakes. So right now I'm looking at that in and it's bothering me a little bit, so probably end up going to fix that. So the first way that's really, really simple of doing this is in just doing something similar to a drop shadow where we are going to go and on the left side, just add in more color. So anytime there's anything on the left, we're just gonna go in and add more color to it. This kind of accentuates what's already going on with when we're moving down with a color. So I think it makes a nice, cohesive looking image. If you don't love how drop shadows look because some people don't like that. We can also outline all of the letters and then also color on the inside of where they are , where there's little gaps. So I think this could be really, really interesting looking, Um, or you can color in all the way, or you can leave a little bit of white space just depending on what you like. I think this one's cool. It's very eye appealing. So if you wanted to make your title like smaller and then just add this, it very obviously pulls it out without being too much. But if you already have giant text, I'm not sure it would be necessary to color the whole thing in. It can be a bit of a lot. And then I noticed that I actually hadn't fixed how the hashtag looked. So I went in and I made sure Teoh dark in that as well because, like I said, when one of the lines is super skinny compared to the other ones and this even applies to just if you skip a letter, it looks really strange. So you want to make sure that they're all consistent looking for the next thing I decided to do. I wanted to pull something similar to what we did in another one of the following videos, where you just draw a straight line and process. So this is great if it's multiple, different words and you just want to link them together. This is amazing for when you just have a highlighter highlight streetcar across. So that's what I did here, and with that, we're finished with all of the examples. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed this portion of the class. I think that being able to do really fancy looking handwriting could be really cool. Sometimes when you learn that it's this easy. I don't know why we don't write everything like this because I love how it looks. All right. I hope you enjoyed this lesson. I know I enjoyed teaching this lesson, and I hope I see you in the next one. Thank you for tuning in by. 5. Fonts 4 and 5: other easy fonts: Hey, all and welcome to the fourth and final lesson on thoughts for our titles. So in this one, I'm going to be talking about two different fonts and they're both super easy. So that's why we're gonna talk about two. All right, let's get started. So I'm just gonna start and jump right into it. I think so. We're gonna start with the way I'm running the word other, So I call this the thick left side. I don't really know how to describe it, but basically, you just right how your letters look normally and then you just add another line that thickens it on the left side of the letter. And if it's like a T where down the center, it's, you know, there's not one side that's bigger. Just make it the whole thing a little bit thicker. So for this one, I showed the word capitals as we're gonna move through step by step. So let's talk about it. So the first thing I do is I imagine what the letter looks like and then I go ahead and I write the letter. But any time I'm starting from the left every time and then I'm already just going to start by making a rectangular. And then from there, I'm gonna go in and add the second part of the letters. And because this is very lying oriented, I'm going to essentially the lines by on the I I added two lines on the top, in the bottom and on the A I had a line sticking out for the word capitals. I didn't want to look too fancy. I wanted it to look a little bit more chill, so I didn't add two money lens. But if you want the fought toe look fancier, what you want to do is basically add lines coming out of the ends of the letters. So if you even look back at the word other, you can see how we had lines coming out even on the O, popping out from the top. That's something that we can do. But I'm gonna show you as we write the word fancy. So seeing how we do this, right, and in time, we would draw the original line on the left. I'm gonna just draw to and then I'm gonna really accentuate the line, Lee. So see how the F has a line coming out the bottom on the bottom. They all have lines coming out and then if it's flat on top, I added more on the why. This is really, really simple. If you want it to look a little bit more killed, but also very intentional. I would suggest moving middle lines down, so see how on the F there's that the top line and then the middle. Um, I want to move the middle line down the same thing for the It just looks a lot neater that way. And I don't know, it kind of looks cuter. I don't really know how to describe it, but moving that line down does make a significant difference. So if you wanna try that out, I would definitely suggest doing that. And then for this point, if we wanted to color it, there's plenty of options. We can just color in the little rectangular parts. I think this looks very interesting because we've got like we eat specifically single out the rectangular parts. I definitely like how that looks. We can also color it in, but starting from the bottom, we can only weaken do parts of it So for the E in the f. I think it's very interesting if you just color the part where the Linus I think it adds more dimension. And then for the word fancy. I also tried that up, but a little bit higher above the lines. We can also try drop shadowing. So I did that for the word other, and this time I didn't on the right side to kind of counter act how strong the left side looked. So that's absolutely it for this pot. And let's move on to the 2nd 1 in this video. So for the second thought, it really uses the color and then also the black. So for this, we're gonna have a big, colorful word in the background and then that same word in the foreground in black. And I think it's gonna look really quote, So let's get started. So I'm going to start by going in with a thick word. So I'm gonna thickly right, my word, which is gonna be test here. And I'm going to do that in the color, and then I'm going to switch to a much thinner pet and I'm gonna switch to the black or it can be blue, whatever a dark color on top. And then I'm gonna simply print the letters on top of the letter that had already matches it. And then I'm gonna do the way that we did in the friend's farm, where we at little dots in between. That's gonna be the first way you could do this one. I think this one's super cute. Really simple. Seems like something you could do really, really fast, but looks good anyways, then I'm gonna try it in cursive. So I'm gonna write in cursive the word test, and then I'm just gonna do a mini version on top where I'm going to make this one a lot shorter and more compact looking. But I'm just gonna write the word test. And to do this properly, I want you to know we've really long pieces on the end and make it really long looking because otherwise it's gonna be too much for your axe. And then I'm going to try something that's very similar, but we're kind of combining the 1st 1 with the 2nd 1 So for this I'm gonna write in long, Tall, fought with the purple, the word test and then I'm actually gonna write in cursive on talk. I think this one's especially cool looking because we kind of get this very layered look, So we're gonna write the word test, and I'm gonna do that thing I did on the last one where I make the e the line lower and then above, straight down the middle, I'm gonna write the word test, just like how we did in the last word. I think it looks better this way. Maybe even than just the two personal talk, because it's not too much to look at. And then, of course, we can add that way. We did calligraphy last time to this, and it can make it look even more obvious. So if you want the black to stand out more than the purple, I think this is a really cool option where you just darken and thicken the lines. And then, for the last version of this, we are going to do cursive with the purple one and then I'm going to do you regular printed text on top this time, instead of just doing the docks in between. Though I wanted to go ahead and try and hearts because I think that you can shoot dots up for anything. Really. But I thought hearts would look extra cute in this situation because I feel like this is a very like, romantic looking point. So I just wanted to really essentially that. And with that, that is absolutely it for this lesson. Go ahead and make any last minute changes you want to make and you are absolutely done. I hope you enjoyed the thought section of this course. I really enjoy giving instructions and giving you lots of options. Go ahead and click on the next video, and we're gonna be talking about something completely different next time by 6. Using COLOR: Hello. Hello. Hello and welcome to this lesson on using color to your advantage. So in the past lessons we have been using color to kind of decorate how are fonts look And our titles, And we wanted to make it look impactful. Now I want to talk about using what colors and how to select what colors we're gonna pick, right, Let's move up. So the first thing I'm going to talk about is very, very basic color theory. So you probably remember this from maybe elementary school art classes. It's gonna be really, really basic. So when we're talking about color theory, we talk about multiple different things. First, we're gonna talk about the color wheel. The color wheel is basically this wheel where it's a rainbow, and there's six different parts, right and colors that are across from each other or complementary, and then columns that are next to each other on either side or either warm or cool. And basically, one more opinion colors. We like to pick colors that look good together, so either you picks warm tones, cool tones. You can also pick complementary colors, so orange in blue, yellow and purple things like that we also need to talk about palettes. So your color palette is basically all the different colors that you combined together that you're gonna use. And when we pick color pilots, some color palette have certain connotations to them. So you know, red and green and white or obviously Christmas colors, so you don't want to always select colors that have that kind of strange connotation to them. But sometimes let's say you're doing like a full spread, and you want to make it look more full like, and you got your title beautiful in cursive. Well, then maybe you want to hit it with a burnt orange, because then it's gonna kind of look like leaves, and then you can add little it red accents to it, and then it looks like the colors changing for fall. And then when you are also selecting pallets on what colors you want to put together, you also want to think about brightness. Eso you don't want kind of like a weird combination of bright colors, right, so you can have all bright colors, or you can have all dolar or maybe even pastel colors, or you can have a mixture of both, but you don't want, like all bright colors and then, like one grayish blue like that really doesn't make sense. So it's important when you pick these colors that they kind of combined together well. And then for some other tips, Right, Since we are just focusing on the title here, right, we don't want to have a 1,000,000 colors unless the 1,000,000 colors go really well together. So I would suggest start with less, and then you can add more if you need to. But don't have too many colors at once, so stick to one or two colors, and then if you are doing notes or you already have a color scheme for your spread, I want you to try to use colors that you're already going to use in the rest of the page because you don't want you know your title to be one color and then everything else to be another color. If you are trying to make it look cohesive, so I would suggest use what color coding you are have and add that to your title, all right, and that is it. For the tips and information section of this video, for the rest of the video. I'm going to be talking about how I'm gonna color this so that when there's a lot of chunky text I how you separated. So I wanted to title this using color to your advantage, right? So I added a little triangles to the side to make it very obvious that this is the main thing I'm focusing on. And then I'm gonna use color to help me with that. So I'm going to start by drop shadowing the triangles and then using colored because those are the two main words that I want the focus to be on. So I'm gonna start by doing that. And then since color is the main word out of all of that line, right, I'm gonna go, and I'm gonna outline it so that it really pulls your eye to it. And then I'm gonna underlying advantage that way in that whole sentence, right? It's still written in regular thought, but you can obviously tell what I'm trying to communicate. Even if you just like, quickly glance at it, right, using color to your advantage, and it looks very obvious. All right. And then I'm just going to go in and add some more accents. Toe kind of create subheadings. So, Minister, by doing arrows on the portion that says color theory and then also outlining the exclamation mark and then also focusing off other tips and then I'm just getting go in and underlining circle, different words that I think are important. So if you're just quickly glancing at this, those are the things you're gonna see. And then I'm also a big believer of clumping pieces together that match together. So I realized using color to your advantage wasn't one big Chuck. So I kind of outlined the different triangles to make it look like one big heading and that's it. I hope you learned something in this lesson. And I hope you are able to implement color theory and your knowledge of colors into your titles for your notes and bullet journals in the future. Thank you so much for tuning into this lesson by 7. Doodles 1: BANNERS: Hello. Hello And welcome back to the next lesson in this one. We're going to be talking about banners. Banners are a way to decorate around what you have already written, and I'm going to say this for the first time right away, because I don't want any of you to mess this up. I want you to always make sure that what you write, you write it. First, you decorate your writing, make it look exactly how you want it, and then add the banner on top because the amount of times I've drawn a banner and then forgot how much space I needed and messed it up is too much. So let's make sure we don't make that mistake. So once we write something, so here I'm writing banners. Make sure you do this first. Then we can draw the banner around it. Let's get started. So the first banner, so to speak, isn't layered. So most banners when we draw them are layer. But this one, I wanted to try out something really easy. First, I'm going to do one like level, so we start by writing like a sideways V on both sides, and then we're gonna draw a line on top in the line on the bottom and then make sure that these air thinner and then I'm gonna go and connect it all and thick in the lineup. That way we make sure that it's how we like it. We don't want to have to erase a really thick lines and then just for fun, as kind of a design aspect, I'm gonna go in with the purple and use it as a highlighter. And I think this is really cool thing. When you're using bands, it's to highlight normally and then go in on the sides and make it look like this one D banner and especially when you layer this with, like, a to G banner, which I'm about to show you next, it looks really, really cool. All right. And now for our 1st 2 D banner with this start by drawing a long rectangle right, and then we're gonna go in and draw these little cut out shapes. So, like a square that has a bit of a cut out in the side and we're gonna layer them underneath , and then any part that's overlapping, right? We're gonna make this little triangle connecting from the bottom corner of the rectangle down to the bottom corner of our square Cut up and then we're gonna color it in so it looks like there's two layers and we can get that same to layer effect with occur. So for this one, the rectangle part becomes occurred. So we're doing it kind of like a rainbow. Why? Smacking insight? And then I'm gonna start with the triangle first on this one. So this is gonna be the part where the square is gonna jump off. So then I'm gonna follow the lines that go on top in the same arc that the curve is going right. And then I'm gonna draw the cut out. So basically the square is gonna be are right. And here I'm gonna show you why you should not right in after, because especially when it's curved, it looks really weird. But if you write first and then add the curve around it, it looks a lot better. If you want to try a style of banner that's really not soaker, but still has a bit of a curve to it. We can do that same thing. So we're gonna extend it out like with wise this time. And this time I'm going to draw the square part with the cut out first. And then I'm going to draw in the triangle and then for the other side. I tried the triangle for us and then the square with the cutout. It really does not matter which one do first. It just matters that you make sure that the curb is consistent because you don't want the square to be flat straight up and then the curve to not line up with it. So since I made a mistake, I went ahead and corrupted it. All right. And now I'm gonna show you a banner that you could do where you have multiple lines of text . So the first thing we're gonna do, like we always do, is draw the baseline shapes of the baseline shapes. Here are three rectangles and I'm lying them up on top of each other. I want them to be of similar length. They don't have to be exact, but I want them to look close. All right, so now I'm gonna do the thing where I draw the triangle, and then I'm gonna line up the square with cut up and then I'm going to go in and I'm gonna connect them together. So the way in doing this is I'm starting at the top left of the bottom one, and then I'm gonna draw line that goes about halfway through, and then I'm starting at halfway through the bottom one. And I want a drawn line connecting to the bottom right one, and I'm gonna do the opposite for the next layer up, all right? And now it's time to draw the little end of the flag. So I'm gonna start by drawing everything except the line on the side and that I'm gonna draw that line and then I'm gonna connect the corner to the corner. And especially for this one where there's three different layers I like to go in and make sure that I think in up the lines and make sure that it looks neat because sometimes it's kind of challenging when it's three layers because you have so many lights and then I'm gonna go and shave the background pieces because I need to make sure that the layers pop out more. And once I'm done with all of that. That's it for it. That one. Now, let's trying something with multiple different layers of rectangles instead of just three on the same layer. Something start by drawing one rectangle, and then I'm gonna draw a smaller mole more folded in one below it and then on the other side, and you don't want to let the lines cross over. Okay? Now that we've done that, I'm going to connect the top corner to the bottom corner and the top corners the bottom corner of those trends. Now I'm gonna go in with my third layer, and this is the one with the flag tales at the end. So I'm going to draw the bottom of both of them like we've done on all the other ones, and then I'm just gonna do the triangle, and then I'm gonna fill all my travels in, and that is absolutely it for this one. And then I wanted to show you a bit of a more decorative way to do banners. So I'm gonna do a rectangular to later ones. But I'm gonna make the rectangular a bit more spreadsheet, and I'm just gonna follow my regular procedure of how I do it, except at the end of the flag. Tail looking bit, I'm gonna actually make two layers. So it kind of looks very, very like intentional and geometric. And I think this could be really cool if you did it, Finley. And like, made the whole thing thing, or you could do it really thick. And I think that's interesting as well. You can also add a bit of like a ribbon design because this does look like folded ribbons, right? And just like in the other lessons, we are going to talk about using color accents now, so ways that we can color bears, we can do a outline of the bear. So basically, this would just be a simple outline. Think does looks really good on rectangular ones, cause it's not to complex looking. We can also add a bit of a pattern into the banner. So for this, I think waves could be interesting for this one. I did a bit of a drip effect, so I started with a lying on top, and then I added a wave pattern and just color did it super easy. But I think it looks really good Also, what we can do is we can go in with that same ribbon thing that we did with the black. I think it books really cool because it looks like stitching. And it's very, very textured compared to some of the other ones. All right, we can also use the color to do some other patterns. So this one in particular, I try flowers. So in the corners, I did flowers. And I think this looks especially cool because it has so many different news. So I drew some like, little clumpy designs. And then I added dots around it in one corner, and I basically carried that down into all of the levels and then for the already really decorated when I didn't want to add too much. So I just went in with a purple and colored between the two different flags. All right, well, that is it for the banner lesson. I hope you learned a lot about how to draw banners. I hope you enjoy this lesson. And I hope I see you in the next one by 8. Doodles 2: FLOWERS: Hello and welcome to my lesson on flower doodles for your titles. So sometimes you have a title, right, and you want to accentuate it more on the page and the way that I like to do this. One of the base that isn't drawing banners or using other little doodles is buy flowers because flowers are super easy to draw. They work with pretty much everything, and you can put them on either end of the title, and it just really brings it up. So here is my way of drawing flowers. Let's get started. So the method to do this is very, very simple. I start with a very, very thick, fully colored in, um, scribbling shape. So I just want to make sure that it has points on the end for me to use. And it can be big and scribbling. It doesnt not have told me, and it's intentionally not eat. And then I'm gonna go in with a black and I start at the exact center, and I basically just draw Brussels on top of each other. So I scribble in a bunch of ruffles and I make that a large center, and from there I start tracing rough shapes that are not exactly lined up with the pedals that are the extensions of that big purple glove. But they are like a little bit larger, and they're shaped like a pedal. And then from there I go in and I draw the black lines coming from the separate. So these are and crinkles that would be in the flour. And then with a very thin layer of black, I do a second layer on the outside of the pedal just to kind of pull it all together. So once I finished all those messy outlines on the inside, I'm gonna go ahead and add a little black dots and these air gonna go around where the folds are and close to the center because I want it to look like Poland kind of exists in there. And this really depends on how large wanted drop. So if you're drawing this very largely, you wanna have a lot more dots. But if you really can't fit that much in because you're drawing it in a small space, then you don't need to. And don't worry at all of this was a bit too fast, cause Now we're going to try again and do a similar one. So we're first drawing a rough flower shape with our big purple, and it does not matter. This is exactly clean looking. This one, I decided I would just throw out what they were alone, kind of starfish looking. And then I'm going to go in with the little ruffles. So I'm starting at the center and I'm just going to draw some little scribbling roughly shapes in a bit of a spiral formation. And then I'm gonna add in little scribbles to the side to kind of fill it into a circular shape. From there, it's time to add the pedals, so I'm following along with the shape. But I'm sometimes making it go outside of the lines. And sometimes I'm making it go inside the lines. And for this one, since I wanted it to look like a real flower, I kind of did, like give it at the top of it. This is really just you can get really creative and make the flower look. However you want it to look from there, I'm going in with full, so I'm just drawing lines from the centre on this when I decided to go to and each because I didn't want it toe overpower the entire drunk. And then it's time to the pollen dots. So I'm just gonna go ahead and draw the pollen dots over the center and where the lines are . And now it's time for a second layer of outline. Again, this is not a perfect out life. But since I was looking and I realized I couldn't fit it inside, I decided to go on the outside and create a messy looking outline of the outside. Um, I made it Saturday because I didn't really like it being that thin, so I made it a little bit fatter on the side, and that was it. And just like before, I want the outside layer to be darker than the inside. Where and since we did it out of order. This time I just went in for a second time and darkened that outside layer. And that is it. See how we got from kind of a bluff into a flower? Pretty easy, right? Okay, let's do it one more time with a different shape for this one. I wanted to show what it looked like if we had a lot of pedals. So I'm gonna draw this extremely scribbling. So I'm starting off and I'm literally just making, like, a cloud shape, and I'm gonna fill in that cloud shape. All right, for this. See how the outside there's little peaks so I can either do a lot of thin petals or Aiken dio some pedals with divots at the top. And so I am thinking I'm gonna do pedals with give It's at the top. So an important step in this is just kind of getting what you want to do, like in your mentality before you even start drunk anything. So now I'm gonna go in with the center buffels, so I'm gonna make a lot of different roughly shapes, and I'm gonna go from either side creating a circle, and then I'm gonna go in and create the pedals. So I'm starting with the inside layer and with this thin layer, and I'm gonna draw basically heart shaped petals because I saw that at the top there were lots of little lumps, and so I wanted to make sure that I didn't have to draw a lot of pedals because I don't really love how that looks. And now that I have my pedals roughly made go in with the outside layer now and so I'm going to make sure that it's bigger. And then I'm just gonna go around and roughly outline to be the shape that I want it to be . And then it's time to add the little lines coming up from the center. And just like last time, I'm gonna keep it down to maybe two or three lines each because it's pretty small. And then I'm gonna add a little black dots and that is it for this flower, all right. And now I'm going to talk you through the steps one more time, and then I'm gonna show you how I would use it based off some other things we get. So our first up, remember, we color the big scribble in one big fat chunk of color, and then we go in and we draw in the little ruffles. And then we make our pedals loosely based off the shape of what we have. And then we go in and we draw the little crinkles or the folds in flower. Those airlines coming out of the center and then for fit step. We go in with our dots, and then we also go in with that outside layer or if we are to have a thick one. We go in with a thinner inside lawyer, just making sure that the outside is thick and the inside is thin and that is absolutely it for how we make these flowers. Now let's talk about the way that we can use them. So I already said that we can put them on either side of the title, so the word is like flour. We can put a flower in front of the Athen in behind the are, or we can even, like, create boo case on around them. But I think something really cool that we could also do is have it poking out of a banner. So there's are roughly drawn banner, and then when you have flowers coming out of the bottom in the top, and all that would be different, would be we would just not fully do the full 3 60 so we would only do like half of the flower or like, 3/4 of flour. If it's on the corner. And that would be really cool, because then it looks like it's coming out. I think that would be very, very interesting. All right. That is absolutely it for this lesson. I really, really hope you enjoyed it. I really enjoy drawing these flowers in teaching you this because this such an easy but really cool way of drawing flowers and no flower that you draws ever gonna look the same as the other one. So extra cool. I hope I see you in the next lesson, continuing on with doodles. Thank you. Bye. 9. Doodles 3: other easy designs : Hello. Hello. Hello and welcome to the last lesson in this class on making gorgeous titles. So for this last portion, we're going to focus on decorating our titles with some dudes. And these doodles can are gonna either house or titles or can go right next to our titles to just kind of create a more cohesive, good looking page. So let's get started. So I absolutely love boxes. I draw boxes around everything in my bullet journal and also in my notes because I just think bossing different texts can really pull away attention so that you can, like, focus on one idea and then the next idea. And I love in the corner having my title in a box and then having everything else wrap around it. I just think it, you know, uses the space better, and it minimizes how much like wasted space we're using. But it also looks really cool. So to do a prettier version of that, I like to draw sticking up. So you just draw a basic square and then have a little triangle in the corner popping out, and then you erase the other part. And then I also could draw tape sometimes, so I just draw a rectangle different like triangle cutouts along either end. And I think that looks really, really cool as well. Another way that we can wrap something around our titles other than boxes, sticky notes or the banners that we are to talk about is by arrows. I think arrows look really dynamic, so it's like a lot of emotion on the page, almost even though, you know, split. And for these areas, I usually like to have that cut out end and then on the other end have just a big triangle sticking out. I just think this way instead of the traditional Arab. That's just like a rectangle with a triangle coming out of it looks more interesting. And then I can also, if I wanted to be longer at another line in the back in the front. Another way you can do this is not even have the triangle jutting out of the square. You can just have the triangle be a part of the shape, and so it just looks a lot more in line. So if you like something to look relatively, that's a great option as well. I also wanted to show you a way to add a title. That's just like the date. Because I know some people in journaling I will just have a date at the title. So I wanted to show you a cute way to do that. All I'm gonna do for this is draw a square or a rectangle, whatever you want, and then we're gonna add a drop shadow behind it. So just another little rectangle peeking out and color that in so that it's obviously a shadow. And then we're just going to draw a line across and at the top are gonna right the month and at the bottom. We're gonna write the date, and it looks like one of those flip calendars. Those were all the duels I have for you. And now let's talk about coloring them. It's the color of the sticky note. We can either color of a sticky note itself, like its colorful sticking out. Or we can color the tape in the corner. I want with the tape in the little quarter for this one, but sometimes are colored but may think as well for the arrows. I just went over the points and just went in and trace them like that for the calendar. I would recommend coloring in the part that says the month so that it looks like those tearaway flyers ones. Usually it's red. But on this one, I wanted to keep it cohesive with purple. And for the notebook. I just went in and color the other sheets purple. And that is absolutely it for this entire class. I really, really hope you enjoy it. I hope you learns a lot of new information on how to make your titles look so much better. And I hope that you go and check out the class project and do it because I would love to see you guys is work by.