Ribbon Lettering: From Sketch to Wordmark

Luke Lucas, Typographer & Graphic Designer

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8 Videos (43m)
    • Introduction

      2:59
    • Project: Letter your favorite word

      1:29
    • How Letters Work

      3:11
    • Working With Ribbon to Build Your Letterforms

      10:49
    • Digitizing Your Sketch in Photoshop

      7:18
    • Making Ribbon Forms in Photoshop

      7:29
    • Adding Color and Effects in Photoshop

      8:34
    • Wrapping Up

      1:20

About This Class

Join Lettering Artist and Graphic Designer Luke Lucas for a fun, 40-minute class on his unique, trademark folding ribbon lettering style. Luke walks you through a step-by-step process for styling your favorite word — sketching, defining letter proportions and connections using a ribbon as your letterform guide, and finalizing your word in Illustrator with some cool effects. Perfect for a portfolio piece, fun print headline, or even just for fun, you'll not only master this technique, but you'll be able to add all kinds of finishing touches to create a custom script of your own!

This is a fantastic exercise in bringing real objects and forms into your lettering, enhancing your work with accuracy and elegance. This class is great for designers, illustrators and lettering enthusiasts looking to hone in on a fun style, and get outside their comfort zone.

39 of 40 students recommendSee All

Amazing content! I loved this class! Thanks for all the tips!
Vivi Furlong

Graphic Designer

Enjoyed this class, its also a really cool technique, Thanks!
Luke Wilcoxson

Interactive Designer

Great class, inspiring!

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Luke Lucas

Typographer & Graphic Designer

I'm a freelance creative, art director, illustrator, designer and typographer living on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia.