Lettering with Illustrator for iPad

A course by Alejandro Solórzano , Designer and Lettering Artist

Designer and Lettering Artist. Guadalajara, Mexico.
Joined July 2016

Learn how to use lettering as a tool for expression in Adobe Illustrator using an iPad and Apple Pencil

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (18)
  • 572 students

Learn how to use lettering as a tool for expression in Adobe Illustrator using an iPad and Apple Pencil

If you want to use lettering to make a statement, then Alejandro Solórzano, better known as JansArts, is just the person to show you how. A design engineer and specialist in calligraphy and lettering, Alejandro has worked for international brands like Wacom, Adobe, Sabritas, and many more. In this course, heteaches his passion for using letters to empower a message using Adobe Illustrator, an iPad, and an Apple Pencil.

Learn how to create digital lettering pieces with unique messages, starting off with the sketching and design of the sentence, and moving on to digitizing vectors in Illustrator for iPad, applying effects, as well as some extras to take your composition to the next level.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 31 downloads

Visual direction
7 minutes, 19 seconds
Ideation and sketching
9 minutes, 20 seconds
Brush Script
9 minutes, 49 seconds
Tips for drawing letters
8 minutes, 46 seconds
Vector workflow
12 minutes, 40 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (18)
  • 572 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 21m)
  • 31 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design a phrase that oozes personality and share it on social media.

Who is this online course for?

Designers, students, artists, illustrators, creatives, or anyone ready to learn to digitize their lettering in Illustrator for iPad.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of calligraphy and lettering is essential for this course.

In terms of materials, you need an iPad that's compatible with Adobe Illustrator and an Apple Pencil.


572 Students
18 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Alejandro Solórzano

A course by Alejandro Solórzano

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Designer and Lettering Artist

Alejandro Solórzano is a design engineer from Guadalajara, Mexico. He is passionate about using calligraphy and lettering as a method of expression. His curiosity for finding new ways of bringing ideas to life led him to discover all the different applications a design can have, turning his motivation into his profession.

He currently works as a freelancer for visual communication projects and has collaborated with brands such as Wacom, Adobe, AFAR, Sabritas, and many more.


  • U1

    Welcome aboard!

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Design intent

    • Lettering as a means of expression
    • Visual direction
    • Ideation and sketching
    • Brush Script
    • Tips for drawing letters
  • U3

    Digital drawing: take your phrases to the next level

    • Vector workflow
    • Vectorization Theory: Pen Tool 1
    • Vectorization Theory: Pen Tool 2
    • Curve smoothing and shape adjustment
  • U4

    Add personality to your design

    • Color application
    • Backgrounds and environment
    • Lighting and volume
    • Additional tools
  • U5

    Turn your ideas into reality

    • Image export for different media
    • Application in digital and physical media
  • FP

    Final project

    • Lettering in Illustrator for iPad

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Lettering with Illustrator for iPad. Calligraphy, and Typography course by Alejandro Solórzano

Lettering with Illustrator for iPad

A course by Alejandro Solórzano
Designer and Lettering Artist. Guadalajara, Mexico.
Joined July 2016
  • 100% positive reviews (18)
  • 572 students