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

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

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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 30 lessons across five workshops. 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:

  • Workshops to learn the art of drawing lettersfrom 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
  • Exercises that gradually develop from beginner through intermediate and advanced levels
  • Analyses of lettering samples to understand what makes good lettering
  • Inspirational contributions in featured galleries from international letterers and brands
  • Pages for all skill levels
  • 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: Finding the Right Position
    Exercise 2: Setting Up a Grid
    Exercise 3: Carrying Out the First Motions
    Exercise 4: Drawing the Letters
    Exercise 5: Connecting the Letters
    Exercise 6: Reworking Your Drafts
    Analysis of Lettering Samples
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 2: INTRODUCTION TO SCRIPT LETTERING

    Exercise 1: Discovering the Skeleton Technique
    Exercise 2: Drawing an Alphabet
    Exercise 3: Drawing a Complete Word
    Exercise 4: Lettering in a Classic Script
    Exercise 5: Leaving Your Comfort Zone!
    Analysis of Lettering Samples
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 3: USING TYPOGRAPHIC CHARACTERS

    Exercise 1: Embellishing a Letter
    Exercise 2: Practicing on a Complete Word
    Exercise 3: Going Further with Vintage Style
    Exercise 4: Discovering Interlock
    Exercise 5: Practicing Interlock with Serifs
    Exercise 6: Producing a Complete Interlock Lettering Project
    Analysis of Lettering Samples
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 4: THE SECRETS OF GOOD COMPOSITION

    Exercise 1: Thinking in Terms of the Block
    Exercise 2: Completing the First Sketches
    Exercise 3: Choosing the Styles for Each Word
    Exercise 4: Drawing the Skeleton
    Exercise 5: Developing and Finalizing Your Path
    Analysis of Lettering Samples
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 5: DIGITIZATION AND VECTORIZATION

    Exercise 1: Digitizing and Preparing Your Lettering
    Exercise 2: First Steps in Vectorization
    Exercise 3: Testing the Vertex Theory
    Exercise 4: Vectorizing the Entire Lettering Project
    Exercise 5: Critiquing Your Vectorized Lettering Project
    Exercise 6: Preparing Your Lettering Project without Vectorization
    Exercise 7: Isolating the Lettering
    Exercise 8: Adding Texture to the Lettering Project
    Exercise 9: Finalizing the Composition
    Gallery
    Artists Represented in this Book
    Resources

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