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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  • Tara Roskell Graphic Designer 20+ Years Industry Experience

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    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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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.
160 reviews

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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.

    • Paper and pencil/pen plus full or trial version of Adobe Illustrator (with a basic knowledge of how to use it)
    • Over 13 lectures and 44 mins of content!
    • By the end of the course you will be able to design a letterhead from sketch to sending it out for print
    • Beginners wanting to learn how to design a letterhead

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    Common positioning of letterhead elements
  • 1
    Common positioning of letterhead elements (video)
    02:03
    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.
  • 2
    Notes: Common positioning of letterhead elements (download pdf from EXTRAS)
    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
  • 3
    Sketching out letterhead ideas (video)
    04:11
    This video shows you how you can quickly sketch out letterhead ideas on paper
  • 4
    Notes: Sketching out letterhead ideas (download pdf from EXTRAS)
    3 pages
    Download the pdf here
    This pdf document covers the rough sketching of letterhead layouts talked about in the video.
  • SECTION 3:
    Size matters in letterhead design
  • 5
    Size matters in letterhead design (video)
    01:40
    A look at the size your letterhead should be, plus deciding what size type you should use.
  • 6
    Notes: Size matters in letterhead design (download pdf from EXTRAS)
    2 pages
    Download the pdf here
    This pdf is about letterhead size and deciding what type size to use.
  • SECTION 4:
    Work up some of your ideas in Adobe Illustrator
  • 7
    Work up one of the simple letterhead ideas (video)
    07:58
    In this video I show you how to work up one of the simple letterhead layouts in Adobe Illustrator
  • 8
    Looking at the small details in a letterhead design (video)
    02:14
    This video shows the small things you can do to your letterhead to make it look more interesting
  • 9
    Working up a watermark effect letterhead design (video)
    06:37
    This video shows how you can create a watermark effect on your letterhead
  • 10
    A variety of letterhead designs (video)
    00:47
    This video shows some of the letterhead designs in Illustrator which were originally sketched out in the rough sketches.
  • 11
    Notes: Alternative opensource layout programs (download pdf from EXTRAS)
    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
  • 12
    Exporting your letterhead for print (video)
    07:34

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

  • 13
    Notes: Getting your letterhead ready for print (download pdf from EXTRAS)
    2 pages

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


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REVIEWS

  • Skye Stevens
    Informative

    Liked the in-depth info and the easy to understand information.

  • Anna Vanti
    Informative and easy for beginners

    I liked the course, very good and very informative even for people like me who don't know how to use illustrator or any other similar programme. Thanks a lot it's been very helpful.

  • Muhammed Mustafa
    Informative

    I think this course gave the basic idea of how to create a letterhead while maintaining the overall look and feel (ie: balanced).

  • Jason Wojtyna
    Excellent!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this course, and learned a lot about designing letterhead, such as standard positioning, bleed for printing, and setting up background images - have some great ideas now. I also signed up for Tara's logo design course, and am almost done with that - it is also excellent, and I'd highly recommend it!

  • Preeti Shah
    certificate

    great course! i have completed the course but i am unable to download my certificate

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