Vintage Hand Lettering on Your iPad in Procreate: Layouts, Borders, Flourishes
I absolutely love pouring over vintage ads, posters, and lettering layouts. There is a seemingly never ending wealth of knowledge for vintage colors, layouts, and lettering styles. So I decided to create a class where I share all my favorite vintage lettering resources and tools.
In the class, you’ll learn how to create vintage style hand lettering layouts and decoration on your iPad in Procreate. When you take this class, you’ll get all of the tools and inspiration I use to create my vintage lettering.
The Procreate brush set includes 5 vintage style borders, 18 flourishes, 9 vintage textures that you can use to add some grid and scuffs to your background, and 6 chain brushes to help you space your decorations. I’ll also show you how to create your own vintage brushes using shapes that fit your personal style.
First we’ll look at some resources for finding vintage lettering layouts. I have a ton of resources both online and in print that I want to share with you, and we’ll talk about how to use the layouts as inspiration without copying directly.
I’ll show you how to work from vintage hand lettered ads, signs, and illustrations to get started with your layout, and how to add your own hand drawn elements to make it your own.
Next we’ll use a vintage cigarette ad as inspiration for a lettering layout. I’ll share with you my favorite vintage color palettes in a Procreate document that you can adjust to fit your personal style. I’ll show you how I plan the layout of the quote and design elements, and how I add borders, flourishes, and textures to give the piece a vintage feel. We’ll look at ways to create vintage color palettes with a few easy color adjustments.
Next we’ll create a quote surrounded by playful vintage borders and flourishes. I’ll show you an easy way to type text on a path, so your lettering is perfectly curved around a shape. We’ll look at how to create detailed border and flourish stamps, so you can create your own library of vintage elements for your work.
Last we’ll create a detailed hand drawn border around a quote. I’ll show you some tricks for overlapping flourish elements and adding a vintage print texture to your piece.
I absolutely love gathering inspiration from vintage hand lettering. Once you start looking at the inspiration in this class you’ll see how easy it is to find vintage patterns, flourishes, color palettes, and layouts to decorate your lettering.
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