Author: Martina Flor
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Design lettering for a personalized postcard from start to finish
Interested in developing and refining your own lettering style to send unique messages for any occasion? Join designer Martina Flor to discover the ins and outs of lettering, including the principles of typography and effective techniques for creating a lettering piece from scratch.
In this online course, Martina proves that designing and drawing letters is a creative skill that everyone can learn. Follow along as she offers up her own typography tips and tricks that you can use to improve your work.
What will you learn in this online course?
Get started by familiarizing yourself with Martina’s work and influences as she presents her sketches and her artistic process. Learn to take a critical approach to typography by exploring a number of useful resources, including professional advice for lettering artists.
Next, explore the fundamentals of type design and lettering, including why letter shapes are the way they are and how they are created.
Once you understand the basics, it’s time to start practicing! Analyze different techniques for drawing letters and follow along as Martina guides you through her own process for creating a unique lettering piece.
Wrap up the course by preparing a sketch, refining it, and adding the final details to your postcard in Illustrator before sending it off.
What is this course’s project?
How long has it been since you sent a postcard or a letter? Use Martina’s personal project Letter Collections as a reference to develop the personalized lettering for a postcard that you can share with your friends and family.
Who is this online course for?
Anyone from beginners who are just getting started to experienced design, art, and illustration professionals looking to add a new creative tool to their skill set.
Requirements and materials
For this course, you need paper, pencils, tracing paper, and a computer with Adobe Illustrator installed.