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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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-08-27
  • Publisher: Quarry Books

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Lettering enthusiasts of all levels will love learning easy ways to develop and adapt hand lettering skills and techniques to a variety of digital platforms in Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy.

Popular Instagram lettering artist and workshop instructor Shelly Kim (@lettersbyshells) offers lettering enthusiasts at all levels step-by-step instruction, along with ample photos and lettering examples. Start with lettering essentials that show how to create different styles of brush lettering with the right tools, how to connect letters to form words, form flourishes, and more.

Then turn that unique calligraphy into lettering that you can use over and over again, just by digitizing it. Discover several options for creating digital lettering, each one clearly outlined and explained. Become familiar with tools and techniques that make the process fast and enjoyable.
See how far you can take your digital lettering with fun projects for creating cards, name tags, adding foiling and more.

In this book you’ll learn how to:
  • Produce loose, bouncy lettering that adds style to any project
  • Design meaningful quotes by learning a quick trick for great compositions
  • Create digital files that give you numerous options for adding color and changing the shapes and sizes of letters
  • Make a custom digital lettering brush that you can use for unique calligraphy
  • Letter on a tablet and learn the basics of Procreate and Apple Pencil
  • Use your lettering for great projects that incorporate digital and hands-on techniques
  • Get inspiration from stunning gallery pieces by Karin Newport of @ipadlettering and Myriam of @halfapx
 Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy will guide you to the future of lettering!

Author Biography

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). Shelly has also collaborated with a wide range of creative companies, including Apple, at their Today Apple event, where she shared her artwork and story; Adobe Student, for their Spark Stories Sweepstakes; and with such crafts manufacturers as Tombow, Ranger Ink, and Prima Marketing. Shelly and her work have been featured on CBS News, Art Insider, and MOO.com. She lives in southern California.

Table of Contents

12 Getting Started with Brush Lettering
13 Modern Calligraphy Tools
16 Modern Calligraphy Basics
19 The Drills
21 Reviewing Drills & Lettering Guidelines
24 Connecting Letters
26 Exploring Other Styles
36 Designing Quotes
40 Overview
41 Capturing Your Lettering
44 Creating a Digital Lettering File
50 Essential Tools
51 Getting Started in Procreate
53 Learning the Basics
69 Essential Procreate Techniques
97 Combining Procreate & Adobe Sketch
104 Colorful Geometrics & Lettering
107 Custom Invitations
110 Creating Cards with Adobe Sketch & Procreate
112 Colorful Name Tags
116 Love Tags
120 Creating Vinyl Lettering with Silhouette Cameo
126 Applying Vinyl to Acrylic Paint
128 Foil Lettering with a Laminator
132 Inspiration Gallery
139 Practice Sheets
141 Resources
141 About the Author
142 Acknowledgments
143 Index

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