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lettering + photo by ez pudewa from Photoshop for Lettering Artists class project

What an incredibly exciting week we have been having! It never gets this exciting around these parts. The most exciting thing that has happened to me lately before this was when my 18 month old daughter said, “Help, Mommy, poo poo.” That was freaking awesome; those with children may fully comprehend how glorious a moment that was for me, but it was no comparison to this week and the launch of our class and the warm response we have received–thank you!

Since the platform is not a secret anymore I thought I would share some of the wonderful classes I have taken via Skillshare, hold on to your hats because the list is quite extensive. What can I say I love to learn! I have mentioned some of these classes before, but I think it’ll be nice to have them all in one place to reference.

Bonnie Christine of Going Home to Roost is just amazing, a kind, creative and talented individual she has two wonderful classes on Skillshare on Surface Design that I have taken. If you have an interest in patterns and real world application of them I can’t recommend her classes enough here and here.

I am such a fan of Bryn Chernoff’s hand, she has a series of classes on Modern Calligraphy and it’s always nice to hear about the lettering process from someone you admire.

Molly Jacques did a really nice job with her Introduction to the Art of Modern, it was one of the more simple ones to follow and I was able to get a lot out of it. I think it’s perfect for the complete newbie to lettering. One of  my favorite things she said in the class when she discussed some of the lettering artists she admires was that her goal was not to copy them but to evoke the ‘feeling’ their lettering had on her. I think that’s a perfect articulation of anything that inspires another artist!

Marte Marie Forsberg is an Instagram sensation (rightly so). Her Capturing Food, Flavors, Conversation lifestyle photography class is short and sweet and filled with photo inspiration. If you are short on time but still want to take in a photo class this is for you!

Jennifer Schwartz is the creative director of Crusade of Art, her mission is to help artists find their visual voice and share their work. She is now up to 6 classes on Skillshare (and I do want to take each and every one of them), but so far I have only take one-Becoming a Fine Art Photographer.

Mary Kate McDevitt’s class-First Steps of Hand Lettering  It is SO good!  I love that it is a lettering class and not just a calligraphy class (where you would need special tools like nib & ink, so no excuses). All you need is a pencil, paper and some imagination.  It’s worth every penny if you are even remotely interested in lettering.

If you have any commercial lettering aspirations than lettering legend James Victore’s class Radical Typography might be a class for you. I thoroughly enjoyed his passion and enthusiasm for his craft.

I haven’t taken this class yet, but the images for Minimalist Food Photography looks like it would be something I would love.

Winners of the 3 spots for our Photoshop for Lettering Artists are @vivabailey, Rachel Headley, @laurasuejohnson, congrats!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

class project by student ez pudewa

4 thoughts on “Around here…

  1. Thank you so much for the Photoshop for Lettering Artists course, am new to lettering and finding it very useful and extremely clear. Love it.

    1. Thank you so very much Chiara for the note! We are so excited that you found it of assistance and your feedback is just wonderful!

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