Digital Lettering: Designing 3D Type and Texture

Jeff Rogers, Lettersmith

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9 Videos (1h 23m)
    • Introduction

    • Selecting Your Font & Creating Blends

    • Playing with Dimension

    • Photoshop I: Sketching & Layout

    • Photoshop II: Digitizing

    • Photoshop III: Adding Dimension

    • Photoshop IV: Adding Details

    • Photoshop V: Color & Finishing Touches

    • Photoshop VI: Wrapping Up


About This Class

Join designer and illustrator Jeff Rogers for a 70-minute class on designing dimensional type. In this fun and practical class, you'll dive into the essentials of working with typography in your digital illustration work — starting with selecting the right font, and then building it up with color, texture, and dimension.

Throughout bite-sized lessons, Jeff designs an original postcard to show dimensional type in action. Along the way, he also shares his most useful Photoshop and Illustrator tips to make your process smooth and second nature.

You'll walk away from this class with an organized, smart, and efficient approach to working with typography, a great sense for what works visually, and how to create that aesthetic in your own work.

This class is perfect for illustrators and designers looking to hone their typography skills. From customizing fonts for a new project to incorporating type into existing illustrations, use this class to master dimension and color that can take your work to the next level.

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just perfect !!!
I've always wanted to learn how to make dimensional type in Photoshop that still looks naturalistic. Doing all this the analog way would require much more geometry than I can handle! Jeff gives a really thorough insight into his process. I found that I learned a lot of new Photoshop tricks along the way, and I thought I new Photoshop pretty well already!
Jeff's class is great. I keep coming back to these techniques time and time again. I also suggest you take Lettering with Texture: Analog. I found that I understand typography more learning the analog way and then trying it digitally.
Eniola Odetunde






Jeff Rogers



I'm a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator specializing in custom lettering of all shapes and sizes. Stocking my Brooklyn studio with paint brushes, pens, markers, and a couple of humongous computers, I create unique and joyful work for a wide range of smart clients.

I have been interviewed by The Great Discontent, Stated Magazine, and One Minute With. I have been featured multiple times in Commarts Type Annual, Print's Regional Design AnnualAmerican Illustration, Type Directors Club and more. My list of clients includes the Ace Hotel, Dreamworks, Google, The New York Times, Nike, Toyota, Ray-Ban and Urban Outfitters. Visit my website for more info!