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8 Videos (18m)
    • Getting Started

    • Preparing the Letters

    • Breaking it Apart

    • Creating the Shadow

    • Multiple Shadows

    • Adjusting Colors

    • Finishing it Off

    • Bonus Tips!

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About This Class


In this class you'll learn how to quickly add textured shading to your vector lettering inside of Illustrator. It's a super easy and fun way to add a lot of style and depth to your letters. 

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A much better way of shading letters than I'd been using, such a time saver.
Great class! Focused on one visual effect with a lot of helpful Illustrator skills and tips involved. Very useful and easy to follow.
It's amazing!! Thanks Jamie for this wonderful class
Shivangi Rathi

Motion Designer,illustrator & craft lovr





Jamie Bartlett

Graphic designer and left-handed letterer

Jamie Bartlett is a graphic designer and left-handed letterer working out of Denver, CO. She graduated from John Brown University with a degree in Graphic Design and now runs a shop for her hand lettered designs and fonts. Her work reflects everything she loves in life: a good cup of coffee, nerdy design terms, tandem bikes, road trips, and so much more.

Check out all Jamie's classes to learn her tricks of the trade.

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