Design Your Own Font

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Overview
Isabel Urbina Peña
Instructor

Inspired by your own handwriting (or a lettering style you love!), in this beginner-friendly online class, you'll learn how to design your very own font. And don’t worry! You don't need to be a graphic designer to make this work. By using a few applications, you'll learn how to upload, trace and design a custom typeface to use on your computer. How cool is that? Plus, your instructor, Isabel, will be there every step of the way.

By the end of her class, you’ll have a custom font to typeset everything, including custom prints, mugs, desktop wallpapers and more!

AFTER TAKING THIS CLASS, YOU’LL KNOW HOW TO:

  • Upload your personal hand-drawn alphabet into a font editor app
  • Live trace and space your character set to get your font just right
  • Save an OTF file properly and use it to typeset everything in your own font

So what are you waiting for? Get started on your custom font today! Need more inspo? Check out a few of Isabel's font designs below:

Beginner
Skill Level
49 mins
Duration
Materials

All you need to take this class is a computer installed with Adobe Illustrator and the Robofont app, the Genius Scan app on your phone, a few class downloads and the 12-page workbook prepared by Isabel that includes:

SUPPLIES NEEDED


CLASS WORKBOOK INCLUDES


  • Font Terms Overview
  • Glyphs App Shortcuts
  • Class Lesson Tips + Tricks
  • Helpful Links + Resources
  • Final Project Examples

CLASS DOWNLOADS INCLUDES


  • Final Project Examples (AI Template)
  • Glyphs App Shortcuts
  • Font Settings (.robo File)
  • Alphabet (AI Template)

GET ACCESS TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

Try Adobe Illustrator FREE for 7 days.

Design Your Own Font

Learn how to create your first custom typeface!
Instructor: Isabel Urbina Peña
Skill Level: Beginner
$39.00
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1. INTRODUCTION

Learn more about your instructor, Isabel, and what you’ll be learning in her class.
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2. SUPPLIES OVERVIEW

Isabel will go over the basic supplies and programs you'll need to take her class.
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3. FONT BASICS

Let's get down to the basics! In this lesson, you'll learn how to use your own hand lettering to create your own typeface.
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4. ANALOG TO DIGITAL

In this lesson, Isabel will teach you how to digitize your lettering. You'll use the Genius Scan app to transfer a digital file into Adobe Illustrator.
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5. IMAGE TRACE SETTINGS

Learn about live trace settings in Adobe Illustrator and how to bring your letters into the Robofont app.
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6. CREATING YOUR FONT

It's time to start creating your custom font! In this lesson, you'll add your traced letters into Robofont's glyph window.
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7. SPACING

In this lesson, Isabel will teach you how to create spaces between letters. These settings are especially useful when characters overlaps when writing out sentences.
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8. ADDITIONAL KEY CONCEPTS

Get specific on how you want each letter to look. You'll learn how to add ligatures, kerning and other features to your font in this lesson.
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9. DIGITIZING YOUR LETTERING

Almost done! In this lesson, Isabel will show you how to save your settings to create a .OTF font file.
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10. FINAL PROJECT

You made it! Now you'll learn how to install your final font into the fun template that Isabel created for you.
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11. FINAL WORDS

You've learned the skills! Now hear more tips and tricks from Isabel on how you can continue designing more custom fonts.
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  • Overview
  • Materials
  • Downloads
Overview
Isabel Urbina Peña
Instructor

Inspired by your own handwriting (or a lettering style you love!), in this beginner-friendly online class, you'll learn how to design your very own font. And don’t worry! You don't need to be a graphic designer to make this work. By using a few applications, you'll learn how to upload, trace and design a custom typeface to use on your computer. How cool is that? Plus, your instructor, Isabel, will be there every step of the way.

By the end of her class, you’ll have a custom font to typeset everything, including custom prints, mugs, desktop wallpapers and more!

AFTER TAKING THIS CLASS, YOU’LL KNOW HOW TO:

  • Upload your personal hand-drawn alphabet into a font editor app
  • Live trace and space your character set to get your font just right
  • Save an OTF file properly and use it to typeset everything in your own font

So what are you waiting for? Get started on your custom font today! Need more inspo? Check out a few of Isabel's font designs below:

Beginner
Skill Level
49 mins
Duration
Materials

All you need to take this class is a computer installed with Adobe Illustrator and the Robofont app, the Genius Scan app on your phone, a few class downloads and the 12-page workbook prepared by Isabel that includes:

SUPPLIES NEEDED


CLASS WORKBOOK INCLUDES


  • Font Terms Overview
  • Glyphs App Shortcuts
  • Class Lesson Tips + Tricks
  • Helpful Links + Resources
  • Final Project Examples

CLASS DOWNLOADS INCLUDES


  • Final Project Examples (AI Template)
  • Glyphs App Shortcuts
  • Font Settings (.robo File)
  • Alphabet (AI Template)

GET ACCESS TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

Try Adobe Illustrator FREE for 7 days.

Design Your Own Font

Learn how to create your first custom typeface!
Instructor: Isabel Urbina Peña
Skill Level: Beginner
$39.00
BUY NOW
  • Lessons
Now Playing

Teaser

visibility
58 secs
<% playback %> complete
Now Playing

1. INTRODUCTION

Learn more about your instructor, Isabel, and what you’ll be learning in her class.
lock
Now Playing

2. SUPPLIES OVERVIEW

Isabel will go over the basic supplies and programs you'll need to take her class.
lock
Now Playing

3. FONT BASICS

Let's get down to the basics! In this lesson, you'll learn how to use your own hand lettering to create your own typeface.
lock
Now Playing

4. ANALOG TO DIGITAL

In this lesson, Isabel will teach you how to digitize your lettering. You'll use the Genius Scan app to transfer a digital file into Adobe Illustrator.
lock
Now Playing

5. IMAGE TRACE SETTINGS

Learn about live trace settings in Adobe Illustrator and how to bring your letters into the Robofont app.
lock
Now Playing

6. CREATING YOUR FONT

It's time to start creating your custom font! In this lesson, you'll add your traced letters into Robofont's glyph window.
lock
Now Playing

7. SPACING

In this lesson, Isabel will teach you how to create spaces between letters. These settings are especially useful when characters overlaps when writing out sentences.
lock
Now Playing

8. ADDITIONAL KEY CONCEPTS

Get specific on how you want each letter to look. You'll learn how to add ligatures, kerning and other features to your font in this lesson.
lock
Now Playing

9. DIGITIZING YOUR LETTERING

Almost done! In this lesson, Isabel will show you how to save your settings to create a .OTF font file.
lock
Now Playing

10. FINAL PROJECT

You made it! Now you'll learn how to install your final font into the fun template that Isabel created for you.
lock
Now Playing

11. FINAL WORDS

You've learned the skills! Now hear more tips and tricks from Isabel on how you can continue designing more custom fonts.
lock