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6.1 Mixing Lettering Styles

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to apply the skills you’ve picked up so far to other letterforms.

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6.1 Mixing Lettering Styles

Hello. Thank you for joining me again. In this lesson, I'll teach you how to create totally different lettering styles. You can use the techniques you've learnt to apply it to other types of lettering, such as Sarif. So far in this course we've created sans-serif brush lettering. Sans-serif is a type that don't have serifs hence the name. Serifs are the small lines at the end of each character. Serif fonts are easier to read which is why you'll often see it used in books or long passages of text. Here, I'll teach you a simple way of creating a style of serif lettering. I'm using all caps in this example but it can easily be applied to lowercase. Remember the most important lesson I taught you in this course? It is applied here. Down strokes are thicker. The only difference here is that we'll add in an extra line next to the original line instead of applying more pressure. The result is really effective. You can add on serifs at the edges of the characters depending on your preference. Mixing with rush lettering and different styles can create a really interesting result and we'll do this in the second lettering project of the course in lesson 6.3. If you scanning in your lettering and editing it on your computer, you could also mix your hand lettering with some fonts. Such as the ones you can find as part of your Envato Element subscription. In the next lesson, you'll learn how to use various media to create different effects of your hand lettering.

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