Create a flourished, vectorized calligraphic logotype
In recent years calligraphers have felt an increased demand for two unique skills: modern flourishes that are elegant (without looking like they came out of the eighteenth century) and digitized calligraphy that can be used in print and online in the form of logotypes, advertising, title treatments, printed stationery, and beyond. In this course you will learn my favorite techniques for both skills as you are guided through all the steps of creating your own flourished, calligraphic logotype.
Learning natural, purposeful flourishing techniques is important for any calligrapher or lettering artist, but especially for those who combine script with graphic design, as it is in high demand for calligraphy’s application in logo design, book covers, magazine title treatments, and just about all other forms of hand-drawn script.
What You'll Learn
What You'll Make
In this class you will design a word or very short phrase in a flourished calligraphic style to be used as a logotype (or any other sort of type treatment). We'll then walk through the digitizing and vectorizing process.
Check out Molly Suber Thorpe's new how-to guide: Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013)
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This is an intermediate level class because very basic knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator is recommended. I cover all the techniques in these two programs in depth and don't presume you have any specific skills already, however if you do, you may catch on more quickly. Knowing at least the basics of pointed pen script calligraphy will be helpful in this course, but you do not have to know how to do it in order to enjoy it. When it comes to calligraphing our sketches, there is an option to do this step in felt pen. The rest of the digitizing techniques can be applied to calligraphic script lettering with fine hairlines done with felt tip pen. Download Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for free at adobe.com
Molly Suber Thorpe is the award-winning designer and calligrapher behind Plurabelle Calligraphy & Design Studio. Her custom stationery designs, branding work, and decorative type t...
Great class learning the few basics you need in photoshop to clean up your scanned images. Just what I needed!