Lettering with Motifs: Using Graphics as Type to Create a Themed Postcard

Abby Hersey, I draw things. I make things. I love coffee.

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7 Lessons (41m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:25
    • 2. Research & Brainstorming

      7:21
    • 3. Sketching

      4:57
    • 4. Digitizing Motifs

      9:24
    • 5. Digital Layout

      10:28
    • 6. Recoloring Artwork

      6:57
    • 7. Conclusion

      0:42

About This Class

Join pattern designer & illustrator Abby Hersey as she shares her process for creating high-impact, beautiful lettering from icons and motifs. Using existing letters as a template, you will arrange motifs drawn by hand or digitally into lettering for a postcard.

Lessons will cover:

  • Best practices for research and brainstorming
  • Digitizing your hand drawn artwork (scanning, cleaning up, and vectorizing your motifs)
  • Arranging motifs to create letterforms that are readable and beautiful

Basic Adobe Illustrator experience is required.