Lettering with Volume

A course by Lobulo
Illustrator / designer set in papercraft. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 04/01/2009
, Illustrator / designer set in papercraft

Create 3D signs with paper letters

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (99)
  • 1967 students

Create 3D signs with paper letters

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (99)
  • 1967 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (2h 4m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

Get ready to see how your letterings stand out. In this course, the papercraft designer Lobulo will teach you to think of paper as a serious ally in your work. With it you will learn to create an impressive volume lettering without needing to be a papercraft expert, showing you all the materials and tricks you need to know. The result? Incredible typography in three dimensions that you can use in posters, shop windows and interior design, or that you can photograph to illustrate any professional project. No client can resist a good tangible lettering, word.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Who am I and what do I do here
  • U2
    U2. The foundations
  • U3
    U3. To the mess
  • U4
    U4. Capture
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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In this Lobulo course you will learn the basic techniques to transform a flat typography into something tangible and real that you can model to your liking.

After inspiring you with several references of papercraft, Lobulo will show you how to create mockups on paper, your first sketch of a three-dimensional letter. Next, you will scan the sample and learn how to touch it on the computer to obtain the pattern of a digital letter that can be printed as many times as you want. Once all the samples have been prepared, you will start assembling the set. Here you will learn techniques for folding and assembling molds without wrinkles or damage. And finally, the final photo, with some last tricks to maximize your work of lettering. Ready to impress!

The main idea of the course is to create a signage lettering as before but with methods and tools that we all have within reach, trying to spend more time outside the computer and learning to enjoy working with hands. Your plastic teacher would be proud of you.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at all designers and illustrators wanting to put aside the computer and differentiate creating typographic structures with their hands. It is also focused on interior designers or window dressers who want to incorporate this type of letterings in their compositions.

What you need

You just need to want to change the chip in the way you present your work. It is not necessary that you are an expert in geometry or a great handyman, with desire to experiment and a bases of Photoshop you have more than enough.

Materials: You will need a scalpel, papers, rules, patience and leave the computer a little aside.


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A course by Lobulo

Illustrator / designer set in papercraft

Good, here you have me. I'm Lobulo and I'm currently working as a set designer for different clients and agencies. I started in the papercraft about 2009 when, from a Christmas postcard that I made for my friends, they contacted me as an illustrator for some editorial articles. Since then, I have worked for almost everyone, with clients such as Google, Coca-Cola or Telefónica, among others.


  • U1

    Who am I and what do I do here

    • Hello, my name is Lobulo
    • My background
    • Materials and tools
  • U2

    The foundations

    • Throwing ideas
    • Final sketch on paper
    • First mockups on paper
    • Correct and retouch
  • U3

    To the mess

    • Letter options
    • Crop 1
    • Crop 2
    • Paste 1
    • Paste 2
    • Rest of the letters
  • U4


    • Prepare the set
    • The final result
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Lettering at full volume

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Lettering with Volume. A Craft course by Lobulo

Lettering with Volume

A course by Lobulo
Illustrator / designer set in papercraft. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 04/01/2009
  • 100% Positive reviews (99)
  • 1967 students