Calligraphy III: Experimenting with Layouts, Surfaces, and Digitization | Bryn Chernoff | Skillshare

Calligraphy III: Experimenting with Layouts, Surfaces, and Digitization

Bryn Chernoff, Paperfinger Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering

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13 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Introduction

    • 3. Project Decisions: Surface, Mood, and Size

    • 4. Digitization: Calligraphy Examples

    • 5. Digitization: Scanning Sketches

    • 6. Digitization: Preparing Artwork in Photoshop

    • 7. Digitization: Vectorizing and Color Settings in Illustrator

    • 8. Styling: Layouts and Sizes in Wedding Invitations

    • 9. Styling: Printing, Drawing, and Details in Wedding Invitations

    • 10. Styling: Menus and Text-Heavy Pieces

    • 11. Branding: Calligraphy for Commercial Purposes

    • 12. Conclusion

    • 13. More Creative Classes on Skillshare


About This Class

Create a one-of-a-kind piece for an event using a calligraphy style that perfectly captures the feel and mood. Is it a fun birthday dinner? A formal wedding? Consider invitations, menus, maps, transcriptions, cards, welcome signs, banners, and more.

Explore the possibilities of calligraphy in this one-hour class with Brooklyn calligrapher Bryn Chernoff. Emphasizing creativity and exploration, she breaks down the considerations at the start of every calligraphy project, reveals her start-to-finish process for digitizing calligraphy in Photoshop and Illustrator, and explores a wide range of project examples to show how a project's text and tone affect layout and styling. With special attention to save-the-date cards, wedding invitations, and menus, it's a perfect class for those looking to apply their calligraphy skills in both traditional and unexpected ways.

Curious about calligraphy? Be sure to explore the other classes in this series!





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Bryn Chernoff

Paperfinger Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering

Bryn Chernoff started her calligraphy studio Paperfinger out of a true love for writing by hand. Paperfinger provides modern, hand-drawn calligraphy and illustration for everything from weddings and events to graphic design projects, keepsakes, commercial and custom work.

Her work has been featured in Town & Country, Real Simple, The New York Times, Refinery29, Cool Hunting, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Swiss Miss, 100 Layer Cake, and countless others.

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