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Digitize your Lettering Like a Pro with Adobe Illustrator

Chuck Castillo, Lettering Artist

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5 Videos (12m)
    • Intro to Digitizing your Lettering

    • Create your Lettering Template

    • Top Tips on Using the Pen Tool

    • The Best Way to Create Letterforms

    • Add a Drop Shadow to your Final Piece


About This Class


This is a beginner's class on how to use Illustrator to create a crisper, more manageable lettering piece in Illustrator. I cover the basics of creating a template, how to use the Pen tool more efficiently and other little tricks that helped me improve the way that I use the tool and overall give a cleaner look to the final product.

If you have any questions or need more help, don't hesitate to message or comment and I'll be happy to help you out.


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Loved it, I've always had problems with smoothing the letter's tails but your method is super easy to apply! Thank you for the tutorial (:
Yanira Santana

Graphic Designer

As a non-illustrator user, I could still take something from this class and I can probably do the same with the pen tool in Photoshop. Particularly interesting to me was the use of the ovals and the use (and deletion) of the funny shapes at the end of the letters. Thanks, Chuck!
Lucy Lambriex

Photo & video teacher for the camera shy





Chuck Castillo

Lettering Artist


Hi there, my name is Carlos Castillo, but everyone calls me Chuck. I'm a graphic designer by day &  a lettering artist by heart, I live in Cancún, México with my partner and two cats. I started doing lettering seriously roughly 3 years ago, but my first contact with it was back when I was 8 years old; I got my first computer that year and I discovered Microsoft Word. If you had one of those computers you know the fonts in there were very...

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