Designing wedding invitations has never been more fun! This class is kicking off a 3-month series on designing a wedding invitation suite. We are starting with learning to design a watercolor crest, and in this class we will be making artwork to use throughout the entire suite. Over the next three months, look forward to learning about the different parts of the wedding invitation suite, how to design them, and what to do to get them from your pen or brush to the printer.
Design a Watercolor Crest is chock-full of new techniques for you to learn, from design and painting techniques to working in Photoshop. You will be inspired to dream and amazed at your new abilities. This class will provide you with grins, whoa’s and “Aha!” moments. The watercolor crest you will create can be used not just for wedding invitations, but for personal stationery, wall-hangings in baby nurseries, and no shortage of creative custom artwork. Take a look at the topics that will be...
“Help! The printing company wants a vector file!? What do I do?” If you’ve ever designed a graphic and had a request to provide a vector file, chances are you felt a sense of panic. Working with vectors can seem intimidating on the surface, but with a few simple tools and understanding how to use them, you should be able to create and edit vector files of your artwork. Whether you need a logo, a cut file, or a batch of SVGs to plug into that font-making software, Adobe Illustrator will be your best friend.
This class is the perfect complement to our How to Design a Logo and Digitizing Your Calligraphy classes. Let’s get started!
If you’ve been needing to design a logo but had no clue where to begin, this class takes you step-by-step to demonstrate how to brainstorm, sketch and refine your logo. Whether you’ve already established your business or are getting ready to embark on the entrepreneurship journey, this class will help you understand the thought process behind logo design and includes a questionnaire to help you identify your brand story. It can even be the door to begin offering logo design for clients!
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Can you count the times you’ve seen an intriguing intro to a tutorial and the graphics were so impressive, you wondered how they achieved it? The first time I saw an intro with animated lettering (not just typed text), I was enthralled! Being able to use Procreate has been a game-changer for my lettering, and learning how to animate my own lettering has been exhilarating. Just think, you will be able to amp up your social media presence, or add interesting intros to your YouTube, TikTok, Reels, Instagram or Facebook videos. I’ll show you a simple way to animate a previously lettered design or a new one, as well as how to export it to use in your video.
Having the ability to use the iPad can open possibilities for new ways to do artwork such as drawing, painting, surface pattern design, digitizing your lettering for vectorizing (needed for letterpress and more), and even practicing your lettering on the go! Last year, I created a wedding suite entirely in Procreate, then exported the files to print them for my client. Recently, I designed my business card in Procreate, then exported it to Adobe Illustrator to vectorize it for KCA Instructor Allison McClanahan to letterpress it!
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In this class, we will talk about how to take a picture that accurately represents what you want to show by using good lighting, editing the picture in lightroom mobile, and styling your piece as well.
• Good things for flat lay props
• Proper Lighting
• How to arrange props around your piece
• Taking different pictures of the same piece to have more photos for Instagram
• Editing the pictures in Lightroom
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Being able to digitize your calligraphy is a vital skill to have if you want to start making reproductions of your work (like cards or wedding stationery!). Being able to drag your calligraphy, move script around, and even change the color will allow you to take your calligraphy to new places!
After joining in on this class, you’ll be well equipped to create fun and stress-relieving coloring sheets for your own personal enjoyment, a sweet personalized gift, or even for your business needs!
(Please note that while this is a course geared toward digital lettering, you are by NO means expected to make costly purchases to participate. You are welcome to complete this project using monoline pens or markers...
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