Digitizing Calligraphy

WITH BRITT ROHR

Want to see your calligraphy on wine labels, merchandise, logos and letterpress pretties?

The first step is to learn digitizing!!

 

 

What you'll learn:

Knowing how to transform your ink & paper calligraphy to a print-ready digital graphic is an essential skill for expanding your calligraphy offerings to products and prints. Logos, product labels, screen printing, laser engraving, font files, letterpress... they all require a special digitizing process!

  • Step-by-step process in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (you can use a free 30 day trial plan)
  • How to enhance the quality of your scanned image beyond the capacity of your scanner
  • How to cleanly photograph your work if you don't have a scanner
  • How Procreate fits into things (hint, you still have to digitize in Photoshop!)
  • Perfecting the integrity of pointed pen hairlines
  • Removing backgrounds on colored art (i.e. watercolor) for print reproduction
  • How to clean up the digital image to remove stray ink marks and rough edges
  • How to prepare print-ready files for letterpress, flat printing, laser engraving and digital overlay
  • The difference between bitmap files and vector files
  • When and why you need to vectorize your work
  • How to provide files to printers and graphic designers with confidence (aka files that won't be rejected!)
  • Be ready to rock all the options that digitizing unlocks!!

How this will work:

  • This is a live online group workshop via Zoom. 
  • Live lessons will be recorded and available for an additional two weeks following the final class session.
  • Each lesson will be approximately 2 hours with a 30 minute Q&A session at the end.
  • You will be able to see me and my computer screen.
  • You will be provided with guide sheets and handouts for download and printing.
  • The same class will be offered during two different times of the day to facilitate schedules and time zones. 

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About Britt:

Britt Rohr is a professional letterpress artist and owner of Swell Press, a Southern California based stationery studio known for her unique aesthetic and refined designs. Britt works closely with calligraphers to transform their script into gorgeous pieces of paper art!

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