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Easy Lettering Shape Ideas Using the Composition Ruler

We all want our lettering layouts to be perfectly accurate and balanced, but it can be time-consuming as it requires lots of measurements. That’s why I’ve created the Composition Ruler to make the process a lot easier and more enjoyable for you! In this tutorial, you’ll learn more about the different shapes that you can create using the Composition Ruler, as well as how to add letters into those shapes. Feel excited yet? Let’s start! First things first… What is a Composition Ruler? The Composition Ruler is a unique lettering tool specially designed to help you create beautiful and polished lettering layouts with so much ease. This tool is available in 3 inches and 5 inches. These sizes represent the...

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How to Create Beveled Letters

As we grow as artists & creatives, so must our skills. One way to keep growing is to learn new techniques for our craft. Learning new techniques not only expands our skills but also allows us to create better and more attractive work. One lettering effect every lettering artist should learn are bevel letters. What is a bevel? A bevel is a slanted surface or edge. This is primarily used in carpentry but it makes a very great lettering effect too. In this tutorial, I will be guiding you through creating a beveled effect on your lettering. Here’s what you’ll need: Pencil Ruler Paper Colored Markers Letter Ruler (Optional) Creating the Base Letters The first step is creating our base...

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5 Ways to Add Dimension to Your Lettering

There’s always a way to take your lettering to the next level. As lettering artists, we should always challenge ourselves to go one step further to improve our designs. This tutorial will guide you in adding depth and dimension to your lettering, bringing your work to life.   Depth and dimension can be easily accomplished by adding shadows. It may seem difficult, but it’s a pretty simple way of making your lettering look more dynamic and intricate. To get started, we need to prepare the materials we’ll be using. Here’s what you’ll need: Pencil and Eraser Ruler Blank Paper (or a grid/dotted paper and tracing paper) Colored pens or markers Letter Ruler (optional) If you’re doing this digitally, all you’ll...

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18 Ways to Design the Minor Words of your Lettering

Every word is important in a lettering composition, not just the keywords of your quote In my previous tutorial, 5 Easy Steps to Lettering Composition, you learned about Word Hierarchy and the significance of highlighting the important words of your quote. In this tutorial, we will focus on the minor words in your lettering layout. Adding a creative twist to your minor words can give your lettering layout more personality and uniqueness. The possibilities are endless! But before you overwhelm yourself with the number of design options out there, let’s make it easier for you. Start with the base shape.  It is important to pick the right base shape for your minor words because we want them to fit your...

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5 Easy Steps to Lettering Composition

Creating beautiful and eye-catching lettering layouts doesn’t have to be just a dream. With the right process, you can create lettering compositions like a pro! If you don’t know where to start or you find planning your lettering composition intimidating, don’t be. I’m here to break down the process into 5 easy steps you can follow along. Step 1: Write Your Quote In creating lettering layouts, start by writing your quote down on a piece of paper. Always write the quote down and check for spelling and grammar errors to avoid making costly mistakes later on. Writing your quote down also helps you visualize the length of each word and the possible layout shape you can assign to them later. ...

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