• LEARN ABOUT TYPE FROM A FORMER TYPESETTER!We'll begin with the basics of typography including the various font styles, then get into selecting fonts, kerning letter spacing, adding glyphs (swashes, etc.), and pairing fonts.Then you'll learn how to create your own word art for use on photos, cards, posters and making your own wall art. You'll add depth and dimension to your word art with layer styles and text effects, and I'll supply a list of resources.Course includes almost 6-1/2 HOURS of video tutorials and 132 pages of detailed written instructions. You'll have lifetime access to this course - videos and notes are available for you to download and keep. You'll be able to review the course as many times as you wish.PLEASE NOTE: You will receive instructions to access the course both in your receipt as well as in a personal email from me! Due to the nature of this product, there are no returns/refunds available. COURSE OUTLINE:Module 1 – The Basics of Typography
    • Learn the basics & beyond.
    Module 2 – Font Styles and When to Use Which Style
    • Serif
    • Sans Serif
    • Script
    • Headline
    • Decorative
    • Handwritten
    Module 3 – Font Formats
    • The difference between .otf, .ttf., and more
    Module 4 - Organizing & Importing Fonts
    • How to organize your fonts
    • How to Import & Delete fonts from your computer
    Module 5 – Selecting & Pairing Fonts
    • Choosing different font styles that work together
    Module 6 - Adjusting Fonts
    • Kerning Letters
    • Adjusting Line Spacing
    Module 7 - Glyphs
    • What are they and when to use them
      • Alternate Letters
      • Swashes and other symbols
    Module 8 – Creating Word Art
    • Selecting Your Fonts
    • Fitting Words Together
    • Adding Clip Art or Photos
    Module 9 – Layer Styles
    • Bevel & Emboss
    • Stroke
    • Drop Shadow
    • Glow
    Module 10 – Using Text Effects
    • Purchased Effects & Usage
      • Stylized Text
      • Glow Text
      • Watercolor Effect
      • Cracked Type
      • Soft White Type
      • Neon Effect
    • Manually Creating Your Own Effects
      • Overlapping Letters
      • Paper Cut Out
      • Photo in Type
      • Distressed Effect
      • Vintage Effect
      • Add Texture to Type
    Module 11 - Creating Templates
    • Cards
    • Posters & Digitally Matted Prints
    Module 12 – Resources
    • Handy resources for fonts, clip art and more!
     
  • LEARN MY SECRETS!You’ll learn MANY ways of creating and modifying your very own textures! I’ll share my secrets on how I create and modify the textures found in the Sunday Samplers as well as the textures I sell in the Peacock Studio. Learn different styles - from Grunge to Subtle and lots in between.Modules 1 through 9 show you the MANY ways to create and modify textures! Module 10 contains resources and recordings of our group Zoom calls. All of this content - including any future updates to the course - are all included in this one price!!Learn to create textures in Photoshop with filters and brushes; on your smart phone/iPad; and by hand with various techniques! Then learn how to modify the textures to create new versions by blending 2 or more textures; changing colors with various methods; and using plug-in software. I'll also give you tips for photographing textures on your next photo shoot!Course includes 11 HOURS of video tutorials and over 160 pages of detailed written instructions. You'll have lifetime access to this course - videos and notes are available for you to download and keep. You'll be able to review the course as many times as you wish.PLEASE NOTE: You will receive instructions to access the course both in your receipt as well as in a personal email from me! Due to the nature of this product, there are no returns/refunds available. COURSE OUTLINE:Module 1 – FiltersWe will utilize filters built in to Photoshop to create a variety of textures.Module 2 – Brushes
    • In Photoshop with PS brushes
    • Third party brushes
    • Free online brushes
    • My brushes
    • Create Your Own Brushes
      • How to Create
      • How to Save
      • How to Export to .ABR files
    Module 3 – Photographing Things to Use as Textures
    • Techniques for photographing
    • What makes a good texture photo
    • Things to photograph
    • Technique to even out the lighting
    Module 4 – Using Procreate Brushes on an iPadOne more method to utilize creative brushes to make textures.Module 5 – Modifying and Blending Textures
    • Using Filters
    • Blending two textures to create new ones
    • Using a brush over a texture
    Module 6 – Modifying Textures with Plug-InsI love using plug-in programs to modify my textures and create new ones!Module 7 – Using Your Smart Phone & AppsPhones are great not only for photographing things to use as textures, but also using some of the creative apps to further modify them (I use an iPhone but there are also many apps for Android – I will suggest - and demonstrate - some for each)Module 8 – Changing the Colors and Color Palettes of TexturesI’ll review the many ways to change the color of a texture!Module 9 – Creating Textures “By Hand” with Household Items & Inexpensive SuppliesWe will explore some of the endless methods you can create textures with various art supplies (most very inexpensive) and items you find around the house or at the dollar store.Final Chapter – ResourcesHandy resources for products used in this course and many more!