Digital Lettering: Designing Typography for Headlines in a Visual Layout skillshare originals badge

Alex Trochut, Designer

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10 Lessons (1h 37m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:14
    • 2. Introduction

      5:10
    • 3. Finding Inspiration

      16:44
    • 4. Choosing an Approach

      7:22
    • 5. Digitizing an Idea

      18:32
    • 6. Building the Headline

      9:06
    • 7. Final Layout

      9:14
    • 8. Bonus: Airbrush Drips

      15:01
    • 9. Bonus: Vector Minerals

      14:29
    • 10. More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33

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.