Ribbon Lettering: From Sketch to Wordmark

Luke Lucas Typographer & Graphic Designer
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 43 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

Join Lettering Artist and Graphic Designer Luke Lucas for a fun, 40-minute courses on his unique, trademark folding ribbon lettering style. Luke walks you through a step-by-step process for styling your favorite word — sketching, defining letter proportions and connections using a ribbon as your letterform guide, and finalizing your word in Illustrator with some cool effects. Perfect for a portfolio piece, fun print headline, or even just for fun, you'll not only master this technique, but you'll be able to add all kinds of finishing touches to create a custom script of your own!

Feel free to share any other sketches or stylistic explorations as you're playing with lettering!

What are the requirements?

  • Your assignment is to hand-letter your favorite word in a folding ribbon style
  • You will sketch your word, and use the shape and movement of a real ribbon to tweak your letterforms and learn how to apply the beautiful folding ribbon lettering effect to any typography and letting work in your own style.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • This is a fantastic courses in bringing real objects and forms into your lettering, enhancing your work with accuracy and elegance.

Who is the target audience?

  • This courses is great for designers, illustrators and lettering enthusiasts looking to hone in on a fun style, and get outside their comfort zone.

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Introduction
Project: Letter your favorite word
Section 2: The Folding-Ribbon Lettering Style
How Letters Work
Working With Ribbon to Build Your Letterforms
Digitizing Your Sketch in Photoshop
Making Ribbon Forms in Photoshop
Adding Color and Effects in Photoshop
Wrapping Up

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Instructor Biography

Luke Lucas, Typographer & Graphic Designer

I'm a freelance creative, art director, illustrator, designer and typographer

What's with all the type stuff?

I love that the same word, passage or even letter can be treated in bunch of different ways and embody entirely different meanings... That and through subtleties like a slight shift in line weight, the elongation of a tail or the arc you use, a letter can go from contemporary to traditional or happy to sad in a single stroke...

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