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Preparing for Letterpress: Design a Hand-Lettered Invitation

Teela Cunningham, Bloggin' design on

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9 Videos (51m)
    • Introduction

    • Establishing Look + Feel with Research

    • Invitation Content Hierarchy

    • Sketching Based on Research

    • Setting up a Letterpress File

    • Vectorizing Hand Lettering

    • Choosing Spot Colors

    • Final File Prep/Saving for Letterpress

    • Conclusion


About This Class

Take your lettering to the next level by creating a letterpress print ready design. In this class, you’ll concept a hand lettered invitation, learn how to lay out and choose lettering style pairings, determine spot colors and create a composition that will be ready to hand off to any letterpress printer. This class is perfect for anyone wanting to see their lettering come to life through letterpress printing. Basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is required.

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This was a wonderful class and so helpful as I get into invitation design and had SO many questions about saving different colors sep., cleaning up lettering, Pantone matching, and even creating a bleed! As someone who is JUST downloading illustrator and photoshop, THANK YOU! So simple, easy to follow, and immensely helpful!
This class is EXACTLY what I needed thank you Teela!
Very straight-forward. Takes all of the fear out of hand drawing to digitization process





Teela Cunningham

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