Dimensional Script Lettering | Creating Depth & Drama

Charlotte Hill Vandenburg, Letterer & Illustrator

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9 Videos (30m)
    • Introduction

    • Sketching

    • Inking & Refining

    • Creating the Digital Letters

    • Refining the Letterforms

    • Setting Up Shadows

    • Filling Out Shadows

    • Final Refinements

    • Wrap Up


About This Class

Get ready to take your lettering to a new, dimensional place! Join Charlotte Hill for 30 minutes of lettering and photoshop instruction, and discover that layers and clipping masks are definitely your friends.

This class is perfect for an intermediate letterer who already has basic Photoshop experience, but is looking to refine their process, and find a new jumping-off point for experimentation in dimension and texture.

With step-by-step instructions and some helpful tidbits, Charlotte will lead you through a breakdown of how she uses Photoshop, and take you through the creation of your own lettering piece. 

At completion, you'll have gained an enhanced Photoshop skill-set, as well as principles for a workflow which you can modify and adjust to make your own. 


Supplies needed:
Paper & Pencil / Pen / Marker
Camera or Scanner (phone camera is great) 
Photoshop Brushes (recommended: https://www.kylebrush.com/)
Tablet & Stylus (not required, but strongly recommended)

many thanks to bensound.com for the music

32 of 32 students recommendSee All

Extremely helpful in explaining how to use masks when creating letters. I never would have thought of doing it this way and can't wait to try it!
Thank you Charlotte! Very insightful class and your wit was a lovely addition :)
Great explanations of what she's doing as she's doing it without getting bogged down in details. The project is straightforward and seems very attainable, even for a newer letterer. Loved the finished project and can't wait to get started!
Melanie Yarbrough

Hand letterer, illustrator, and designer





Charlotte Hill Vandenburg

Letterer & Illustrator

Born & raised in the puddles of Portland, Oregon, Charlotte works there now as an illustrator, letterer, and designer. She's had the privilege of working with clients like Nike, Zoom+, and Uniqlo, but the greatest honor she's had so far was when an 8-year old sent her a drawing inspired by her work. When not working or stressing about work, Charlotte can be found drinking stupid amounts of tea, having too-long conversations with friends, or cooking comfort food.

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