How to Create Lettering Practice Sheets without Adobe Illustrator

Shelley Hitz, Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

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8 Videos (34m)
    • Introduction

      2:18
    • Lettering Basics

      3:27
    • Creating Your Templates

      5:42
    • Option One Letter Directly on Templates

      2:39
    • Option Two Scanning and Editing with Photoshop

      8:07
    • Option Three Using Procreate on the iPad

      5:33
    • Other Ways to Use Your Practice Sheets

      3:23
    • Next Steps

      2:33

About This Class

If you love lettering, you have probably noticed many artists selling lettering practice sheets. In this class, I'm going to teach you how to create your own practice sheets without using Adobe Illustrator.

One day I stumbled upon a free online tool and learned a process for creating my lettering practice sheets. Now I am sharing my system with you.

Currently, I sell these practice sheets in my Etsy shop and it's an additional stream of income. But not only that, I use them at my in-person lettering workshops and in many other ways.

I'm going to teach you how to create practice sheets both for large brush pens as well as small brush pens and why you need to have both. Once you have these templates, you can create an unlimited number of practice sheets in many different lettering styles.

I personally have created practice sheets in three different ways and I'm going to share with you all three ways. So depending on what resources you have available, at least one of these options should work for you.

By the end of the class, you will be able to create your own practice sheets, whether you want to use them for your own lettering practice or to sell them. This is a skill you will be able to use in so many ways.

So what are you waiting for?

Let's get started.

New to Lettering?

If you are new to lettering, I recommend taking my Brush Lettering for Beginners class first here: http://skl.sh/2lwvwWa.

You will learn the foundations of lettering, basic strokes, how to form your letters and be able to download many practice sheets. Then, come back to this class to learn watercolor lettering!

Let's Connect

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Whether you are learning calligraphy or lettering and want to customize your own practice sheets to your personal needs or you are preparing the materials for a workshop, take a look at this class! You will save time with this useful skill.
Eréndira Espinosa

Teacher and selflearner.

Great information, thank you!
Really helpful tools! Thanks Shelley for sharing this with all of us!
Liz Barber

hand lettering addict

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Shelley Hitz

Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

Ready to learn the art of lettering and watercolor, the easy way? I know what it's like to be a beginner. And I know what it's like to battle the inner critic. The fear, self-doubt, and comparison.

But, I have learned to embrace the artist in me and have re-discovered the joy of creating art.

Art can help you:

Relax and have fun. It's been an amazing form of self-care for me. Discover the power of color. Creating art can bring you so much joy. Create beautiful pieces you can...

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