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Introduction to Script Lettering

A course by Ximena Jiménez
Graphic designer specialized in lettering. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined January 2016
, Graphic designer specialized in lettering

Get started in italics with a brush pen and create a unique composition

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
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  • 4974 students

Get started in italics with a brush pen and create a unique composition

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (209)
  • 4974 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 18 lessons (3h 11m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Expanding horizons within the design framework and exploring the different disciplines is crucial to then focus on what you really want. Ximena Jiménez is a graphic designer who specialized in lettering until working independently, creating graphical solutions through letters for all types of clients and formats.

In this course, you will learn the basics to start writing in italics. You will practice with the brush pen until you achieve fluency and dynamism in your writing script , and you will discover that by digitizing your composition, you will be able to perfect it and give it those last touches so that your lettering shine.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Clarifying concepts
  • U3
    U3. The alphabet
  • U4
    U4. Lettering and composition
  • U5
    U5. Digitization
  • U6
    U6. Production, promotion and sale of the shirt
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Ximena will make a brief review of your beginnings teaching you some of your projects and explaining how you started in the world of letters. He will explain more about his process and you will discover what inspires him and what his artistic references have been beyond the world of letters.

What is the difference between calligraphy, lettering and typography? You will see what these three related but different terms mean. And of course, you will delve into the world of the italics, seeing the most predominant styles and making a journey to the modern cursive with its variations.

Ximena will tell you about her drawing process and about the tools she uses in each case. It will explain more about the brush pen , the types that exist and will show you how to write with it. You will do exercises to delve into concepts such as pressure or thick, thin, straight or curved strokes.

There is no better way to learn than practice, so you will start doing it with the box of x (concept that the teacher will explain), and then continue with the alphabet. First you will practice with the letters and straight signs, then with those that contain curved strokes and finally, those that force you to make longer and more complex strokes.

You will see the design process from scratch, with the composition first, then the ornamentation and finally the finishing touches.

You will learn to digitize your letters and pass them to Photoshop to adjust them and clean the possible noise that contains the composition. Then you will export it to Illustrator, where you can vectorize it, change colors, add textures and where you will find enough tools to polish it and get a unique lettering .

Once created, Ximena will show you possible applications for your lettering illustrated as for example, the stamping. It will talk about the production, distribution and sale of merchandising in social networks, stores or web pages where you can upload your designs without having to worry about the sale, and without having to make a large investment.

With everything learned, at the end of the course you will be able to illustrate a script lettering , giving it life taking it to a physical plane and applying it to everyday clothes.

What is this course's project?

You will design the illustration of a short phrase, made in letters script or italics. Afterwards, you will stamp it on a shirt or other piece of clothing.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To anyone who wants to start in the world of lettering and calligraphy, or for those who have some prior knowledge and want to reinforce the area of the italics.

What you need

No previous knowledge of calligraphy, lettering or drawing is required, although it is recommended to have some basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop e Illustrator for the final phase of the project.


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Ximena Jiménez

A course by Ximena Jiménez

Graphic designer specialized in lettering

Ximena Jiménez is a graphic designer who specialized in lettering and calligraphy in Buenos Aires. He currently resides in Bogotá, where he works as an independent lyricist finding graphic solutions through letters, whether logos, murals, clothing designs and much more. Among its outstanding clients, there is Facebook, Nescafé, Old Parr and El Gourmet TV.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Clarifying concepts

    • Calligraphy, lettering and typography
    • Basic concepts about cursive letters
    • My toolkit
    • Introduction to calligraphy with brushpen
  • U3

    The alphabet

    • Box of X
    • First signs
    • Open signs
    • Final signs
  • U4

    Lettering and composition

    • Composition
    • Ornamentation
    • Adjustments and refinement
  • U5


    • Vectorization with pen
    • Vectorization with image trace
  • U6

    Production, promotion and sale of the shirt

    • Production
    • Promotion and sale
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Introduction to the lettering script

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Introduction to Script Lettering. A Calligraphy, and Typography course by Ximena Jiménez Best Seller

Introduction to Script Lettering

A course by Ximena Jiménez
Graphic designer specialized in lettering. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined January 2016
  • 100% positive reviews (209)
  • 4974 students