Calligraphy III: Experimenting with Layouts, Surfaces, and Digitization

Bryn Chernoff, Paperfinger Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering

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12 Videos (59m)
    • Trailer

    • Introduction

    • Project Decisions: Surface, Mood, and Size

    • Digitization: Calligraphy Examples

    • Digitization: Scanning Sketches

    • Digitization: Preparing Artwork in Photoshop

    • Digitization: Vectorizing and Color Settings in Illustrator

    • Styling: Layouts and Sizes in Wedding Invitations

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

    • Styling: Menus and Text-Heavy Pieces

    • Branding: Calligraphy for Commercial Purposes

    • Conclusion


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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Awesome class that covers a whole lot of detail of the process for calligraphing and digitizing work. Thanks so much Bryn for being so thorough!
Can't wait to start these, just waiting for some decent paper to work/practice on!
this is a cool lesson and teaches a lot.





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, Swiss Miss, 100 Layer Cake, and countless others. In 2013, she was featured by The Knot in their "Best of Weddings."

Sharing her love for calligraphy, Bryn also leads a number of workshops and offers private instruction. To follow her work, explore her Paperfinger portfolio, online shop, and blog papertastebuds.