Digital Illustrative Typography: Playing With Adobe Fresco skillshare originals badge

Jennet Liaw, Designer

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14 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Your Project

    • 3. Opening Adobe Fresco

    • 4. Initial Brainstorm

    • 5. Conduct Your Visual Research

    • 6. Create Your 3D Lettering Guide

    • 7. Sketch Your Basic Letterforms

    • 8. Draw Your Illustrative Lettering

    • 9. Review Your Sketch

    • 10. Color & Finalize Your Illustration

    • 11. Add Brush Lettering

    • 12. Experiment with Potential Applications

    • 13. Final Thoughts

    • 14. Go Further with Fresco

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Project Description

Share a piece of illustrative lettering inspired by your favorite place!

Share your illustrative lettering and you’ll be entered to win a free year of premium Skillshare membership! Download Adobe Fresco to get started. We’d love to see your brainstorm lists, inspiration images, sketches and final drawings. Things to keep in mind:

  • New to illustrative lettering? Choose a shorter city name or abbreviate!
  • Pinterest is a great place for raw ideas and visual inspiration.
  • Keep the width of your letterforms consistent for legibility.
  • Use contrasting colors to make your letters pop even more.


Win a free year of Skillshare Premium Membership! 

Post a project in the project gallery of this class or any of our five Adobe Fresco x Skillshare classes by October 31st, and you'll be entered to win a free year of Skillshare Premium Membership. In early November, the Skillshare team will randomly select 10 students who upload a project by the October 31st deadline to receive their next year of learning on us. Plus, we'll be featuring some of our favorite projects on our Instagram throughout the fall. We can’t wait to see your work!

Terms and conditions apply.



  • Download Adobe Fresco here.
  • Download Jennet’s cube guide here for your letters.
  • Find Jennet on Instagram and her website.


Go Further with Fresco



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Illustrator Lisk Feng guides you through the essentials of Fresco while sharing her unique approach to creativity and a fun prompt: draw the studio of your dreams.


Digital Illustrative Typography: Playing With Adobe Fresco

Designer Jennet Liaw reveals her illustrated lettering process from concept to final piece, encouraging everyone to create a finished piece inspired by a city they love.


iPad Illustration Practice: Lettering & Florals With Adobe Fresco

Illustrator Dylan Mierzwinski shows you how to create a simple yet stunning lettered piece surrounded by florals, perfect for play or portfolios.


Other Worlds: Illustrate a Fantasy Scene with Adobe Fresco

Illustrator Ira Marcks invites you into the world of fantasy illustration, sharing storytelling essentials while showcasing the power of Fresco's brushes to create imaginative scenes.


Abstract Art: Easy Ways to Express Yourself With Adobe Fresco

Illustrator Rich Armstrong encourages freeform play, using Fresco's tools in unexpected ways and showing you how techniques like hand-making and water-stitching can create friendly abstract art.


Image Credit: left to right, illustrations by Fresco teachers Jennet Liaw, Rich Armstrong, Dylan Mierzwinski

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