Hand Lettering: Add Digital Color and Texture for Final Polish

Mary Kate McDevitt, Letterer

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17 Videos (4h 10m)
    • Introduction

      2:13
    • Getting Started Part 1

      5:36
    • Getting Started Part 2

      8:08
    • Scanning and Digitizing

      17:09
    • Digitizing

      59:46
    • Color Part 1

      11:24
    • Color Part 2

      3:23
    • Color Part 3

      8:55
    • Handmade Textures Part 1

      9:49
    • Handmade Textures Part 2

      12:34
    • Handmade Textures Part 3

      3:23
    • Incorporating Handmade Textures Part 1

      10:17
    • Incorporating Handmade Textures Part 2

      24:26
    • Incorporating Handmade Textures Part 3

      22:15
    • Photoshop Brushes and Texture

      14:41
    • Final Details

      21:39
    • Finalizing

      13:58

Project Description

Finalize your favorite hand-lettered quote, title or phrase

ASSIGNMENT

Finalize your favorite hand-lettered quote, title, or phrase. You will need to digitize your drawing without losing the integrity of its hand-drawn edge. You will need to choose a color palette that is unique and makes sense to your concept. You will need to add texture without relying exclusively on Photoshop brushes. All of these elements will bring your final piece together in a really special way.

DELIVERABLE

Upload your final hand-lettered image and the process to create it. A completed project may include:

  • inspirations + mood boards
  • thumbnails + sketches
  • inked images
  • final image with color and illustration
  • notes on your process and inspiration

RESOURCES

  • Check out process files and a step-by-step project guide below.

Note: This class is a follow up to The First Steps of Hand Lettering.