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8 Videos (18m)
    • Getting Started

      1:35
    • Preparing the Letters

      2:35
    • Breaking it Apart

      2:22
    • Creating the Shadow

      4:25
    • Multiple Shadows

      1:36
    • Adjusting Colors

      1:12
    • Finishing it Off

      2:16
    • Bonus Tips!

      2:07

About This Class

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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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The instructions are succinct yet detailed! Excited to try this technique out.
Melanie Yarbrough

Self-taught illustrator and designer.

Very handy!! Thanks Jamie :D
Esteban C.

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Usefull tips for improving your designs.
Maxi Gayo

Design is not essential, it is inevitable.

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Jamie Bartlett

Graphic designer and left-handed letterer

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Jamie Bartlett is a graphic designer and left-handed letterer working out of Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from John Brown University with a degree in Graphic Design and now runs a paper goods shop, A Pair of Pears. Her hand lettered designs reflect 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. 

To see what she's up to now, follow her on Instagram and Dribbble.