Digital Lettering: Designing 3D Type and Texture

Jeff Rogers, Lettersmith

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10 Lessons (1h 24m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:42
    • 2. Selecting Your Font & Creating Blends

      10:40
    • 3. Playing with Dimension

      6:17
    • 4. Photoshop I: Sketching & Layout

      12:38
    • 5. Photoshop II: Digitizing

      9:57
    • 6. Photoshop III: Adding Dimension

      9:31
    • 7. Photoshop IV: Adding Details

      8:06
    • 8. Photoshop V: Color & Finishing Touches

      13:05
    • 9. Photoshop VI: Wrapping Up

      11:12
    • 10. Explore Design on Skillshare

      0:37
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Project Description

Create a dimensional type postcard of your hometown

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to create a postcard for your hometown using dimensional type. You will select your font, sketch your layout, and add dimension and color to your type to create a fun, vintage-inspired postcard, demonstrating your understanding of depth and perspective in digital illustration. Follow the steps below:

  1. Select your font
  2. Sketch your layout and digitize
  3. Add dimension and color to your word
  4. Illustrate the background
  5. Print, and send to a friend!

DELIVERABLE

You'll upload your final postcard to the Project Gallery, but get started right away by sharing your font choice! A finished project post will include:

  • Font choice
  • Sketch (analog)
  • Final postcard

RESOURCES

  • Check out some more examples of my dimensional type work here and here.

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Image courtesy of Jeff Rogers.

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