Introduction to Lettering for Instagram

A course by Chisko Romo
Lyricist and graphic designer. Guadalajara, Mexico.
On Domestika since 12/10/2014
, Lyricist and graphic designer

Create content for social networks by drawing letters

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Introduction to Lettering for Instagram

Create content for social networks by drawing letters

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  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 19 Lessons (4h 9m)
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Lettering interprets letters as graphic forms that convey feelings. It goes beyond an alphabet that composes words, but they are pieces of design, composed of letters drawn specifically for a specific use.

Chisko Romo has been living from the lettering since 2012 and, in this course, will teach you in a practical way, to create compositions with different styles of letters that you can use as publications on social networks.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Get ready
  • U3
    U3. Lettering for real life
  • U4
    U4. Production, editing and final assembly
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will start knowing Chisko, his beginnings in the world of lettering and his influences. It will also give you a brief review of your Instagram experience and you will understand why it has become your professional blog.

You will review basic concepts such as the difference between calligraphy, typography and lettering; and also, you will perform basic calligraphy exercises with a brush. Chisko will show you the process to draw an alphabet, where you will learn how to add particular features to your letters, which will make them look like part of the same family.

With the bases learned, you will begin to devise the phrase and the disposition of your lettering. Once defined you will perform several exercises, until you find the ideal style of your phrase and you will determine the format of the composition, in which you will integrate the lettering with the rest of the elements.

You will continue creating a grid that will help you determine the spaces of each letter and draw them with the appropriate proportions. In addition, Chisko will give you a series of tips to achieve the best version of your final sketch, which will save you work when it comes to vectorizing your lettering on the computer.

Then you will define the composition of your images, taking into account the props necessary to create the set where you will make your shots. Once everything is ready, you will only have to click with your camera or mobile to take your pictures.

To finish, you will select your favorite images, to make basic retouching and create interesting effects with your lettering in Adobe Photoshop, thanks to a series of tricks and tips that Chisko will provide you to achieve a final quality finish

What is this course's project?

You will generate a series of images - using calligraphy, lettering and mobile photography - to publish them on the social networks of your brand or on your personal account.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To designers, creatives and anyone interested in using lettering to generate original content on Instagram.

What you need

You will need pencil, paper, props for the photographic shot, a cell phone or mobile with Instagram and a computer with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, as well as basic knowledge of both programs.


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Chisko Romo

A course by Chisko Romo

Lyricist and graphic designer

Chisko Romo is a designer born in Guadalajara (Mexico), who is dedicated to making letters, something that since 2012 has become his main work. He has worked with brands such as Adidas, Moleskine and Ted Baker, among others, who have enjoyed their personal stamp: original content and unique letterings in media as varied and different as tattoos or magazines.

Since 2014 he teaches the Lettering workshop with love that has taken him to several places in his native Mexico.

Instagram is your favorite platform, a kind of creative blog in which you can find all your work, something that has allowed you to get to know diverse audiences in a simple way, at the same time as evaluating the success or failure of your pieces to evolve day to day.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • Instagram
  • U2

    Get ready

    • Differences between calligraphy, lettering and typography
    • Basic principles of calligraphy
    • Lettering
    • Before starting
  • U3

    Lettering for real life

    • The importance of the P1 reticle
    • The importance of the P2 grid
    • Perfect sketches
    • How to vectorize letters P1
    • How to vectorize letters P2
    • Preparation of the stencil
  • U4

    Production, editing and final assembly

    • Props and composition
    • Photo session P1
    • Photo session P2
    • Edition and final assembly P1
    • Final editing and assembly P2
    • Tips and tricks
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to lettering for Instagram

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Introduction to Lettering for Instagram. A Illustration, Calligraphy, and Typography course by Chisko Romo

Introduction to Lettering for Instagram

A course by Chisko Romo
Lyricist and graphic designer. Guadalajara, Mexico.
On Domestika since 12/10/2014
  • 100% Positive reviews (30)
  • 524 students