Design of Letters and Alphabets with Digital Techniques

A course by Domingo Betancur
Graphic designer. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined November 2018
, Graphic designer

Explore experimental techniques so that your lettering attracts attention

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (51)
  • 801 students

Explore experimental techniques so that your lettering attracts attention

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (51)
  • 801 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 29m)
  • 21 additional resources (14 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

The design of letters and alphabets allows experimenting with all kinds of techniques and aesthetic resources, exploring the limits of typography and alphabets. Domingo Betancur, graphic designer and co-founder of Veleta Studio Lab, has found in the design of letters the perfect medium to express his tastes and concerns through design, through striking and incredible graphics.

In this course you will learn experimental techniques to design colorful and attractive letters. You will immerse yourself in a process of generating new aesthetics that will allow you to express your style and rediscover letters and typography as you have never done before.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Good experimental practices
  • U3
    U3. To experiment!
  • U4
    U4. The "wow!" Factor
  • U5
    U5. Preparing our complete alphabet
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will start knowing the work of Domingo Betancur, who will tell you about his career and his references and influences.

You will discover agile work methodologies to build letters, create your moodboard and start preparing your work document.

You will learn to create basic and complex brushes in Adobe Illustrator that will allow you to experiment with your creations; You will also see how to use mergers to create very striking effects.

In Adobe Photoshop you will create brushes, work with the styles and explore the possibilities of the brush mixer.

To finish you will add special finishes that will finish giving your lyrics the "wow!" and you will finish the composition with ID maps.

What is this course's project?

You will create your own experimental alphabet using all the techniques and graphic possibilities that Domingo Betancur will share with you during the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To designers, illustrators, animators, lyricists, typographers and anyone interested in experimenting with visual language and the possibilities of letters.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop is necessary.

With respect to the materials you will use a computer with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop installed.


801 Students
51 Reviews
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Domingo Betancur

A course by Domingo Betancur

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José Domingo Betancur is a graphic designer in love with letters. He was born and studied in Medellín where he could join his career as a designer with music and street art, elements that inspire him to explore the limits of design and typography.

He is co-founder of Veleta Studio Lab and creator of the TYPEXP workshops, where experimental techniques in graphic design are taught. His work has been published in multiple platforms, publications and has been a speaker at congresses and design meetings.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Personal influences
  • U2

    Good experimental practices

    • Experimental references
    • Prepare your documents
    • Agile methodologies
  • U3

    To experiment!

    • Knowing our tools (Illustrator) Pt. I
    • Knowing our tools (Illustrator) Pt. II
    • Knowing our tools (Illustrator) Pt. III
    • Remix!
    • Special finishes
  • U4

    The "wow!" Factor

    • Experimenting with our tools (Photoshop) Pt. I
    • Experimenting with our tools (Photoshop) Pt. II
    • Experimenting with our tools (Photoshop) Pt. III
    • Special finishes
    • Remix!
  • U5

    Preparing our complete alphabet

    • ID maps
    • Complete composition
  • FP

    Final project

    • Design of letters and alphabets with digital techniques

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Design of Letters and Alphabets with Digital Techniques. Design, Calligraphy, and Typography course by Domingo Betancur

Design of Letters and Alphabets with Digital Techniques

A course by Domingo Betancur
Graphic designer. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined November 2018
  • 100% positive reviews (51)
  • 801 students