Create Your Own Font on the iPad | Peggy Dean | Skillshare
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11 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. What You'll Need

    • 3. Anatomy of Typeface

    • 4. Begin Building Your Font

    • 5. Numbers & Symbols

    • 6. Extended Alphabet (Accented Letters)

    • 7. Spacing Between Letters (Kerning)

    • 8. Make It Official

    • 9. Start Using Your New Font

    • 10. Adding Light and Heavy Versions

    • 11. Project

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About This Class

Have you ever wanted to create your very own font, but feel overwhelmed by the process and not knowing where to start? Maybe you don't have the money to spend on the computer programs needed or the time to invest in learning how they work, let alone the aspects of font building itself.

I'm pleased to bring you a class of modern technology at its finest and easiest: You will now be able to create a complete font using nothing but your iPad and a $5 app. Keep the hundreds of dollars you would have spent on computer programs and treat yourself to a fancy dinner once your font takes off as the new "must have" blogger font, or the go-to font for flyers, or when a big company adopts it as a part of their branding!


This class covers what you'll need to begin, basic anatomy of typeface, followed by a guided walk through to introduce you to an easy software (app) that you will build your font on. You'll then see how easy it is to export it and download it to your desktop to begin typing right away!

Creativity can really unleash as you learn how to manipulate letters to give off a certain impression. Dive into this class prepared to learn, because in no time flat, you'll be whipping out fonts like you wouldn't believe. 

Side note- It's SO MUCH EASIER to create a font with the Apple Pencil than with a computer mouse or trackpad. Like Whoa. Can't wait to see you in the class!






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Peggy Dean

The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration


Hey hey! I'm Peggy. I'm native to the Pacific Northwest and I love all things creative. From a young age I was dipping everything I could into the arts. I've dabbled in quite an abundance of varieties, such as ballet, fire dancing, crafting, graphic design, traditional calligraphy, hand lettering, painting with acrylics and watercolors, illustrating, creative writing, jazz, you name it. If it's something involving being artistic, I've probably cycled through it a time or...

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