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Letterpress In Photoshop: A Smart Effect

Letterpress is a printing technique created byJohannes Gutenbergin the mid 15th century. By using wood, metal, or linoleum, you can press a design into paper...
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 20m
Language: English
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Description

Letterpress is a printing technique created by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid 15th century. By using wood, metal, or linoleum, you can press a design into paper giving it an indentation and unrivalled quality.

This method is a specialty printing technique still used today. Often, still on a Gutenberg press. But, there is one problem, letterpress is EXPENSIVE! So, if you don’t have hundreds, or thousands of dollars to get some custom letterpress prints made, this is the next best thing.

In this class I will show you how to easily re-create this effect with a couple blend modes in Photoshop. This effect is extremely easy and fast to make. I take this a step further by making it a smart effect. So you can easily swap out your design without having to re-create the effect every time. I will also show you how to use texture, and how to experiment with this effect.

This class is great for students of all skill levels. You do not need to be a designer, illustrator, etc as I will show you where to download images you can use, or you can simply use typography. If you are intermediate or advanced, you will likely already know how to use the effects this class covers, but you may pick up a few new ideas along the way. For example, how to get a texture to be more consistent in terms of lighting, to make it easier to edit and piece together.

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You will learn

This class project is very easy. Simply follow the instructions in class to create the effect, then post your final design in your project. You can use Creative Commons images (as linked below) your own illustration, design, or lettering you have created in the past, or something new. Whatever you would like!

My Finished Letterpress Print:

Creative Commons Image Link:

Search “Design” to find the easiest images to use.

Bibliodyssey Flickr Library

Shoutout to  Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand of Attitude Creative for the link. Be sure to check out their great classes as well!

Paper & Texture:
Watercolour Paper Texture Here
Roller Texture Here

To see more examples, see my class project!

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @JonBrommet Also, check out my Skillshare channel to see my other classes.

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Requirements

Basic knowledge of Texture Design is required to start this course, as this is an intermediate level course.

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This course was made for intermediate-level students.
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 20m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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