Learn to Design a Letterhead - A Beginners Course

Learn how to design a letterhead from rough sketch through to setting your document up ready to go to print.
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Instructed by Tara Roskell Design / Graphic Design
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 44 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 10/2012 English

Course Description

In this free letterhead design course you will learn about:

  • Common positioning of letterhead elements
  • How to sketch out your letterhead ideas
  • How to add small details that add that extra something to your design
  • Some tricks of the graphic design trade
  • How to get your letterhead ready for print

You will also get a downloadable pdf with each section that you can keep and use for reference.

What are the requirements?

  • Paper and pencil/pen plus full or trial version of Adobe Illustrator (with a basic knowledge of how to use it)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course you will be able to design a letterhead from sketch to sending it out for print

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginners wanting to learn how to design a letterhead

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Common positioning of letterhead elements
In this video we cover some of the most common ways the logo and address details are positioned on letterhead. You can also find the contents of this video in the downloadable pdf.
3 pages
Download the PDF here
This pdf document covers the common letterhead positioning talked about in the video.
Section 2: Sketching out letterhead layout ideas
This video shows you how you can quickly sketch out letterhead ideas on paper
3 pages
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This pdf document covers the rough sketching of letterhead layouts talked about in the video.
Section 3: Size matters in letterhead design
A look at the size your letterhead should be, plus deciding what size type you should use.
2 pages
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This pdf is about letterhead size and deciding what type size to use.
Section 4: Work up some of your ideas in Adobe Illustrator
In this video I show you how to work up one of the simple letterhead layouts in Adobe Illustrator
This video shows the small things you can do to your letterhead to make it look more interesting
This video shows how you can create a watermark effect on your letterhead
This video shows some of the letterhead designs in Illustrator which were originally sketched out in the rough sketches.
1 page
Download the pdf here
This pdf gives links to a couple of opensource (free) layout programs which you could use for design if you don't have Adobe Illustrator.
Section 5: Exporting your letterhead for print

Setting your letterhead up ready to export as a pdf for print

2 pages

Download the PDF here
PDF notes on setting up your document for print. 

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Instructor Biography

Tara Roskell, Graphic Designer 20+ Years Industry Experience

www.nobulldesignschool.com | Facebook | Twitter

I am a freelance graphic designer with 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry. This consists of working for 10 years full time for design agencies, to becoming director of a small design agency and then finally freelancing for the last 8 years.

You can see examples of my design work here

My work consists of mainly design for print including  - logos/corporate identity, packaging design, brochures and posters and exhibition design. I have also blogged for several years on the subject of graphic design  www.graphicdesignblog.co.uk

I have created a course to go step by step through the process of logo design, which includes showing a briefing taking place on Skype through to how to generate ideas to the final logo. It also includes advice on quoting for design.

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