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Hand Lettering for Surface Designers: Build a Skill that Will Wow Your Clients

Hand lettering has exploded in popularity over the past few years and this creates a huge opportunity for surface designers looking for their artwork to stan...
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 1h
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

Hand lettering has exploded in popularity over the past few years and this creates a huge opportunity for surface designers looking for their artwork to stand out from the crowded space of art licensing.

This class is for surface designers, illustrators, or even design hobbyists that want to start incorporating lettering into their work. You don’t need to be an expert at surface design, but basic design skills will help.

I’ll start the class by briefly sharing my own hand lettering journey. Then we’ll dive into all the technical details like the process for building letters, how to create dynamic layouts, and even lettering mistakes you should avoid. I’ll also demonstrate how to create four different lettering styles from scratch and we’ll discuss the design possibilities for lettering and how you can leverage it in your work. Finally, we’ll review the class project and you’ll watch me create a hand lettered poster from start to finish. 

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You will learn

Create a 18×24 hand lettered poster using a quote or phrase that’s meaningful to you.

Step 1: Sketch some 4-8 rough thumbnail sketches (Class Workbook page 14)

Step 2: Use your favorite concept and develop it into a larger, more refined design (page 15)

Step 3: Take your finalized sketch and turn it into a completed 18×24” poster design using Procreate, Photoshop, or Illustrator.

Step 4: Add your project to the class. Make sure to include a cover image, a description of your work and images in the body of the project showing your process. Also don’t forget to use the hashtag #surfacedesignlettering when posting on Instagram!

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If you enjoyed this class and my approach to hand lettering, you may also like, Sketching for Surface Designers & Illustrators, as I teach you not only how to sketch everything from flowers to faces, but also how to hone your personal sketching style.

Requirements

Basic knowledge of Art Licensing is required to start this course, as this is an intermediate level course.

This course is for

This course was made for intermediate-level students.

How much does the Hand Lettering for Surface Designers: Build a Skill that Will Wow Your Clients course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $Free trial, then $32/month.

Does the Hand Lettering for Surface Designers: Build a Skill that Will Wow Your Clients course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

There is no money-back guarantee with Skillshare, but you can start with a free one-week trial to learn without risk. With the subscription, you can download classes to your tablet or phone using the Skillshare app.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

At the moment we couldn't find any available scholarship forHand Lettering for Surface Designers: Build a Skill that Will Wow Your Clients, but you can access more than 30 thousand classes for $8/month on Skillshare, including this one!

Who is the instructor? Is Shannon McNab a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Shannon McNab has created 8 courses that got 871 reviews which are generally positive. Shannon McNab has taught 23,407 students and received a 4.6 average review out of 871 reviews. Depending on the information available, Shannon McNab is a TRUSTED instructor.
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 1h
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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