Domestika Basics 5 courses

Adobe Illustrator for Typography, Lettering and Calligraphy

By Andrés Ochoa, Designer

  • 100% Positive reviews (7)
  • 636
  • 3h 39m
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish / English / Portuguese
US$ 9.90
78% Disc. US$ 44.90
Adobe Illustrator for Typography, Lettering and Calligraphy. A Calligraph, , T, and pograph course by Andrés Ochoa
Domestika Basics 5 courses

Adobe Illustrator for Typography, Lettering and Calligraphy

By Andrés Ochoa

78% Disc. US$ 44.90
US$ 9.90

Learn from scratch to create, vector and optimize your letters in a professional way

Domestika Basics · 5 courses

What will you learn in these courses?

If you are passionate about letters, learn to design them in Adobe Illustrator by the hand of designer Andrés Ochoa, getting professional results in just 5 courses. Learn from scratch to use the software in a general way but deepening the use of letters, and get your letterings , typography or calligraphy to a real plane.

The first thing will be to know how the software is structured and its interface. You will learn to move around the work environment, seeing the first tools such as guides, layers, selectors or work tables, and starting with the basics: to create your first document and save it by exploring the different formats.

Next, the teacher will teach you to create basic figures and a trick to round their corners. You will learn to transform objects and even create them with the pencil or brush. You will use the text tool to edit your paragraphs, and finally, you can start to color your creations.

You can take advantage of your fonts with Opentype and glyphs. You will learn to use variable sources and discover how to transform a text into an object to modify the features of the letters.

You will get acquainted with the bezier curves, mastering them to create your letterings , typography or custom calligraphy, learning the different processes for creating them. You will create parameters, guides and see how to work in an orderly manner with layers. You will also learn what perfect pixels are and how to take them into account. You will discover how to reuse strokes to work in a more agile way.

You will get the keys to decorate your own letters and know tools such as tracers, displacement and clipping masks. You'll see how to create shadows, fills and patterns with the merge, and how to generate volumes. You can finalize details such as textures, lights and shadows, and finally you will learn to simplify your files so you can easily share them.

Technical requirements

    ⦁ A computer with Windows 10 or macOS 10.12 Sierra (or higher).
    ⦁ Adobe Illustrator CC (you can buy it or download the 7-day trial version on the Adobe website).
    ⦁ It is recommended to have a graphics tablet.

78% Disc. US$ 44.90


  • Level: Beginner
  • 100% Positive reviews (7)
  • 636 students
  • 5 courses
  • 44 Lessons (3h 39m)

About Domestika Basics

Domestika Basics is a series of courses focused on teaching the most commonly used software by creative professionals worldwide. The courses are taught in an easy, step-by-step fashion.
The content has been meticulously curated and is intended for both, beginning students going into a new creative field and more experienced professionals who need to polish their skills.
Learn with top Domestika teachers through hands-on lessons, plentiful resources and incremental challenges that will allow you to see results from the very first day.
Domestika Basics will allow you to step-up your professional game and be prepared to score better projects.

  • Without prior knowledge.

    Domestika Basics gives you everything you need to get started on a new creative field and become an expert on it.

  • Focused on the tool.

    Discover its principles, techniques, and the tried-and-true methods you need to master it.

  • Learn fast.

    With a straightforward, step-by-step approach, our outstanding professionals will teach you how to get the most out of the program.

Andrés Ochoa

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Andrés Ochoa is a Mexican designer, graduated in graphic design from Universidad La Salle, partner in the communication consultancy SUB and lyricist under the pseudonym Typebrain.

During the last 10 years he has directed and developed projects for both mass consumption brands such as Nestlé and Sephora, as well as for individuals and startups related to the fashion, music and alcoholic drinks industry.

His work has been awarded and published in magazines, books and blogs of design and inspiration around the world and has given lectures and workshops in the main universities of Mexico.

He is currently focused on the search for his own language, through lyric exploration.

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