Hand Lettering Styles and Techniques for Embellishment

Spencer Charles, Typographic Designer & Letterer

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15 Lessons (1h 3m)
    • 1. Overview

      1:22
    • 2. Welcome to Class!

      0:53
    • 3. Research & Reference

      Research.pdf
      2:59
    • 4. Best Practices

      5:06
    • 5. The Pen Tool

      4:36
    • 6. The Script Alphabet (Lowercase)

      4:23
    • 7. The Script Alphabet (Uppercase)

      3:05
    • 8. Script Styles

      3:45
    • 9. The Capital Alphabet

      5:28
    • 10. Capital Styles

      5:58
    • 11. Dimensional Effects

      6:11
    • 12. Ornamentation

      5:15
    • 13. Monograms

      5:06
    • 14. Time Lapse of Title Card

      8:21
    • 15. More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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About This Class

How do letterforms work? How do you add embellishments like script styles and drop shadows? Learn techniques to take your lettering to the next level in Adobe Illustrator!

Join Spencer Charles, formerly Senior Designer at acclaimed design firm Louise Fili Ltd, to learn a techniques, tips, tricks, and best practices to create your best lettering work. Lessons cover:

  • Letterform Research: study historical examples to see how common letterforms are made
  • Illustrator Best Practices: learn the best ways to use grids, layers, and the infamous pen tool
  • Alphabet Script Styles: construct lowercase and uppercase letters in different styles
  • Effects for Embellishment: practice inlines, outlines, drop shadows, and more
  • Monograms: learn how to weave and interlock letterforms

Illustrator is as diverse as your creative vision. Expand your skills while creating fantastic work!

  

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Images Courtesy Spencer Charles, Designer and Lettering Artist