Learn the art of lettering comics using Adobe Photoshop
Over 40 video tutorials and more than 3 hours of handy tips, tricks and advice on how to letter comics and graphic novels, covering the technical aspect of Photoshop and lettering theory so you can letter like a professional.
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A well lettered comic can make all the difference between having a successful comic or a comic that no one reads!
Are you looking to improve your comic's quality without the need to learn Adobe Illustrator? This course will give you all the tools to letter your comics in Photoshop, raising your comic from amateur level to pro-creator status.
Here's What's Covered Inside The Course
In this introduction to the course we cover the purpose of YOUR lettering journey as well as a letterer's role within the comic creation process.
We take a first look at Photoshop to gain a better understanding of the program and touch on a few of the basic features you will use throughout the course.
Diving in to the nitty gritty you'll learn how to set up your page ready to letter as well as how to prepare a script and how to choose suitable fonts.
Learn to arrange text in accurate shapes, choose the correct font size and line height, and understand how to use emphasis as a means of communicating meaning.
Mastering Word Balloons
How to create great looking balloons, tails and connectors. Learn the technique of butting balloons to borders and how to layer balloons to improve readability.
Unusual Word Balloons
A series of short tutorials covering various balloon styles such as, radio, thought, whisper, telepathic and more...
Getting freaky with zig-zags, elbows, squinks, and off-panel dialogue.
A look at creating captions boxes and styling them for extra effect.
Sound Effects (SFX)
From creating basic sound effects to warping text and colouring your SFX to match a comic style.
Mistakes to Avoid
Make sure your lettering doesn't let you down by avoiding the common mistakes of an amateur letterer.
Exporting your images from Photoshop for print or web usage and creating PDFs using Adobe Indesign.
With more modules being added to improve the course.