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The Lettering Workshops : 30 Exercises for Improving Your Hand Lettering Skills, PDF eBook

The Lettering Workshops : 30 Exercises for Improving Your Hand Lettering Skills PDF

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In The Lettering Workshops, you'll learn all about the art and practice of drawing letters using hands-on techniques in five workshops across 30 lessons! Whether you're a beginner or a professional graphic designer, you'll quickly learn how to develop and advance your lettering skills.

In this richly illustrated book of lessons and exercises, you’ll find:

    • 5 Workshops to learn the art of drawing letters—from an introduction to brush lettering and lettering script to the decoration of letters; from the secrets of good composition to the process of digitization and vectorization of your type
    • 30 Exercises that gradually develop from beginner through intermediate and advanced difficulty
    • 16 Studies of works to understand what makes good lettering
    • 52 Inspirational contributions in featured galleries from international brands
    • 160 Pages for all skill levels
    • 26 Letters to learn and explore!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

    What Is Lettering?
    Why This Book?
    First Lesson
    Lettering, Calligraphy, or Typography?
    Basics and Technical Vocabulary

WORKSHOP 1: DISCOVERING BRUSH LETTERING

    Exercise 1: Find the Right Position
    Exercise 2: Set Up a Grid
    Exercise 3: Execute the First Movements
    Exercise 4: Place Letters
    Exercsise 5: Join the Letters
    Exercise 6: Retracing Your Tracks
    Work Studies
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 2: INITIATING SCRIPT LETTERING

    Exercise 1: Discover the Skeleton Technique
    Exercise 2: Trace an Alphabet
    Exercise 3: Draw a Full Word
    Exercise 4: Execute a Classic Script Letter
    Exercise 5: Out of Your Comfort Zone
    Work Studies
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 3: USING TYPOGRAPHICAL CHARACTERS

    Exercise 1: Decorate a Letter
    Exercise 2: A Complete Word Exercise
    Exercise 3: Go Further with a Vintage Style
    Exercise 4: Discover the Interlock
    Exercise 5: Work the Interlock
    Exercise 6: Realize Complete Lettering in Interlock
    Work Studies
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 4: THE SECRETS OF A GOOD COMPOSITION

    Exercise 1: Thinking in Block
    Exercise 2: Execute the First Sketches
    Exercise 3: Choose the Word Styles
    Exercise 4: Tracing the Skeleton
    Exercise 5: Develop and Finalize Your Track
    Work Studies
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 5: SCANNING AND VECTORIZATION

    Exercise 1: Scan and Prepare Your Lettering
    Exercise 2: First Steps to Vectorization
    Exercise 3: Testing the Summit Theory
    Exercise 4: Vectorize the Entire Set of Letters
    Exercise 5: Critiquing Vectorized Letters
    Exercise 6: Prepare Lettering without Vectorization
    Exercise 7: Isolate Lettering
    Exercise 8: Apply Texture
    Exercise 9: Finalizing the Composition
    Gallery
    The Artists in This Book
    Resources

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