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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Project Description

Letter a word in 2-3 different styles.

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to chose a single word to illustrate in a variety of styles with Adobe Illustrator. I'll walk you through some of my favorite techniques including making flourishes with the pen tool and working with special effects to make your letters stand out. By going through this project, you'll learn a series of new tips and tricks for making unique letterforms in Illustrator.

DELIVERABLE

Post an image of your word illustrated in 2 to 3 different styles.

RESOURCES

Be sure to check out the PDF guide attached below for more step-by-step instructions and some of my favorite online resources.

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