Digital Lettering: Designing Typography for Headlines in a Visual Layout

Alex Trochut, Designer

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9 Videos (1h 37m)
    • Trailer

      1:14
    • Introduction

      5:10
    • Finding Inspiration

      16:44
    • Choosing an Approach

      7:22
    • Digitizing an Idea

      18:32
    • Building the Headline

      9:06
    • Final Layout

      9:14
    • Bonus: Airbrush Drips

      15:01
    • Bonus: Vector Minerals

      14:29

About This Class

Learn to craft expressive images comprised of typography, letterforms, and words. In this 90-minute class, designer Alex Trochut walks through his creative process of finding inspiration, sketching concepts, designing your headline, and creating a final layout.

Lessons include:

  • Finding inspiration in magazines and editorial design
  • Exploring analog techniques and texture with tape
  • Digitizing an idea
  • Building a headline
  • Finalizing the composition, spacing, and style in a final piece

Plus, this class includes nearly 30 minutes of bonus footage: real-time demonstrations of Alex showing airbrush dips and vector minerals.

Alex works in Adobe's FreeHand MX, but students are welcome to use Photoshop, Illustrator, or any digital illustration programs they'd like. This class is perfect for designers, illustrators, and photographers looking to add new techniques to their toolkit and create infinite possibilities.

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1.) ALEX TROCHUT IS THE GOD OF BLEND TOOL 2.) WHO EVEN USES FREEHAND MX 3.) BEST TUTORIAL ON SKILLSHARE
Its a opportunity to learn with a talented and professional designer.
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Alex Trochut

Designer

Alex Trochut was born in 1981 in Barcelona, studied graphic design at Elisava, and started working as a freelance illustrator in 2007. His illustrations, designs, and typography take the modern notion of minimalism and flip it on it’s side. Alex is driven by a desire to constantly evolve and his work has been honored by the TDC, D&AD, and ADC. He has worked with a wide-range of clients including Adidas, Burton, MTV, The New York Times, Universal Everything, and The Guardian. Alex currently lives in Barcelona and Brooklyn.