Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy
Essential Techniques Plus Step-by-Step Tutorials for Scanning, Editing, and Creating on a Tablet
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An introductory, step-by-step guide to digitizing hand lettering and to lettering on a tablet.
In Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy, Shelly Kim-popular Instagram lettering artist and workshop instructor @lettersbyshells-offers lettering enthusiasts at all levels of experience a step-by-step course that shows how to develop and adapt traditional lettering skills and techniques to a variety of digital platforms.
• Lettering Essentials. The basics of lettering and modern calligraphy, along with guidance for embellishing and designing quotes • Digitizing Your Lettering. Options for scanning, photographing, and creating a digital lettering file • Lettering on a Tablet. A hands-on guide to working on the iPad with the Apple Pencil and the Procreate app, from an overview of common functions and how to create a simple lettering brush to making shapes and patterns, choosing colors, creating gradients, glitter, and foil effects, and combining Procreate and Adobe Sketch • Projects & Inspiration: DIY projects that show you how to achieve with digital lettering what you can't with traditional techniques, plus stunning gallery pieces from Karin Newport of @ipadlettering and Myriam of @halfapx.
Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy will guide you to the future of lettering!
Shelly Kim, creator of the popular Instagram lettering account @lettersbyshells, is a self-taught modern brush calligrapher who hosts in-person workshops throughout the U.S. on digital lettering, brush lettering, and watercolor lettering. She also offers entertaining and inspiring tutorials on YouTube and Facebook (both accounts: Letters By Shells) and is the author of two step-by-step technique card gift sets, Learn to Create Modern Calligraphy Lettering and Learn to Create Art Deco Lettering (both published by Rock Point, 2017).
Typography & lettering