Step-by-step example: explore freely the effects created by a digital calligraphic brush and discover the potential and pitfalls of the Photoshop tool.
In Part One I emphasized the importance of the scale and proportions of letters and the way they are written by calligraphers using traditional methods and materials. In Part Two I introduced the techniques involved in informal script. Part Three looks at the techniques for formal calligraphy.
If you are fairly new to Photoshop, then guides and grids are something that you could easily overlook. In this example we will use Photoshop’s guides to help keep lettering regular in height and in a straight line, problems that you may have encountered in the previous exercise. If you are not a calligrapher, this will help you create formal calligraphic lettering using script typefaces as a guide.
London’s art studio crisis – and what can be done about it
In-depth: Territory on creating the futuristic 3D cityscape for Ghost in the Shell
This week’s best branding projects: Beer, jewellery and aliens
Disney animators give drawing tips for cartoon characters
Wacom's amazing new tablet lets illustrator Sandra Dieckmann draw on paper and on-screen at the same time
Digital Arts Guides
The hottest work, tech & techniques that match your creative tastesAdobe Creative Cloud Animation & VFX Business & Career Success Creative Hardware Creative Software Graphic Design Illustration & Art Interactive Design & VR Interactive Design and Virtual reality (VR) Marketing Photography Siggraph UX & Web Design Video Post-production