Milena Brandao

freelance graphic designer

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Thank you, Teela! You did it again! Another great class, I loved it!

The direction of the ending of the letters was a great tip, it made everything a lot easier.

So I didn't think too much, I just wanted to try it right away. I wrote two words that have been on my mind a lot lately. I forgot to photograph the initial process of the first one, but tried to register everything with the second one.

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First, pencil. Then, outlines with a Pentel pen.

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Then, the faux calligraphy, adding the thicker downstrokes.

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And filling it in.

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Then, erasing the pencil strokes.

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I could not believe how easy it felt and I was surprised to be happy with the results so quickly.

The trickiest part was vectorizing them.

I scanned them:

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Then, I used the pen tool to monoline them.

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Then, I expanded the lines and worked on the thin and thick strokes. And that's where it got trickier and more laborious. But, yeah, I made it!

Added the foil patterns I've learned to make in Photoshop, in a previous class by our dear Teela:

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It's not perfect but I'm pretty happy with how they come out!

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