Font design is an exclusive art open to only a few individuals, but the possibilities to create or modify the type with tools like Photoshop and Illustrator lets designer and artist make their own interpretations out of them. Give typography texture, depth, or turn it into a pattern and it really becomes our own art.

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To work well with type, you don’t need to be a scholar of letterform anatomy. So says Jorge Restrepo. “Experimentation is the key to success. Bring together materials, textures, 3D software, scanned artworks created using inks, pen, pencils – anything that helps you explore your mind.”

Here Jorge reveals his techniques for how to best arrange and composite these elements to create your own unique style.

Time to complete

3 hours


Photoshop / Illustrator CS4 or later

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