In this course you will learn the basics of typography – the different styles of fonts, how to select and pair fonts, how to adjust spacing of letters and lines, and use glyphs (alternate letters and swashes). You will then learn how to create Word Art – selecting and combining fonts, adding clip art and photos, use layer styles and text effects, then create templates for cards and other projects. In the last module I have included resources for fonts, clip art and more.
All of the projects for this course were completed in Photoshop CC. However, these projects can be completed in any program that can do layers (PS Elements, Affinity, OnOne, Gimp, and countless others.).
At the beginning of each module, you will see a link to download a PDF of the written project instructions. The first 3 Modules do not have videos as the notes provide detailed information for the subject.
Modules 4-11 have a video as well as notes. Videos are in a private area of my Vimeo channel and can only be accessed with the links in this course. You may download the videos for lifetime use.
Module 12 contains many resources for obtaining fonts, text effects, brushes and more, both free and for purchase.
Hi Hazel, I am only on Photoshop Elements, so there are some things — relating to glyph’s, for example, that I cannot do in the same way that you demonstrate. I know there are workarounds through character maps, but I haven’t taken the time to really sort that through yet. Will there be other things that will be difficult with only Elements? Just curious.
You should be fine on the rest of the tools that we’ll use. Elements has layer styles (though the screens are different and slightly less customizable), but you’ll be able to do the projects. I’m just about done with Module 8 – editing today – hope to have it posted this afternoon (at latest by Saturday).
Hi Meredith, Just checking. I have completed up to Module 7. I am assuming the other modules are not up yet but just checking.
Thanks. Great course.
Yes, I’m currently working on Module 8 (and the rest!). Was busy the last couple weeks with the Conference, though I got a few projects done. Will be back at the course this week.
Glad you are enjoying it!