Digitize Your Own Calligraphy: From Logo to Letterpress

Belinda Love Lee, Designer & Letterer, making pretty lil' thangs!

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9 Videos (27m)
    • Intro: Lets Get Started!

      1:46
    • Project: Brand Yourself

      0:51
    • The Foundation: Necessary Tools for the Trade

      0:58
    • The Foundations: Pen to Paper

      3:58
    • Let’s get digital: Photoshop the Sh*t Out of It

      1:34
    • Let’s get digital: Vector Time

      8:50
    • Prepping for Print: Pantones, Foils, and Papers

      3:58
    • Prepping for Print: Digital File Ready for Press

      3:47
    • Outro: Finishing Touches

      1:42

About This Class

Learn with designer Belinda Love Lee as she brings you through her step by step process of experimenting with calligraphy then digitizing it to make it even more versatile and ready for letterpress! The purpose for this class is to make the computer and letterpress process a little less intimidating for ones that aren’t so familiar with their way around it. This is for anyone who's looking to step their game up in terms of calligraphy, or for the digital geeks out there, to get back in touch with their physical hand!  

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I enjoyed the class, however I feel like you kind of left us hanging after creating the logo. You never showed us how to export the image, how to make sure the background is transparent, or how to change the color of the logo. I was able to figure out the first two things, but when I try to change the color, my logo is grayscale and I don't know why. However, the information you gave on printing was very good and gave me some ideas, as I've never dealt with paper products before.
Focused on what she said she would focus on, the basics of digitizing calligraphy. It's definitely targeted to the newbie as most of this is familiar to those with some Illustrator experience. There were some places were Belinda could have gone into more details but overall it was a good course.
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Belinda Love Lee

Designer & Letterer, making pretty lil' thangs!

Hi there! My name's Belinda Love Lee and I run a boutique branding studio, based in Toronto, Canada. Working with clients all around the world, I mainly specializing in branding, hand lettering and illustrations. A day to day work schedule looks like a bunch of hand lettering, drawing illustrations then bringing them on to the computer to give it the final oomph!

What I love most about my job, is that I get to help others get closer to achieving their dreams. It's a privilege that I w...

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