Lettering: Design Your Own Drop Caps

Lettering: Design Your Own Drop Caps

Drop caps are a great way to grab your reader's attention at the beginning of a chapter. Join Jeremy and create these stylish looking capital letters to make your texts stand out!

About this course

Creating drop caps can help you express different styles of hand lettering and increase your skills in Illustration. On this course, we show you how to design a series of drop caps with simple tools in Adobe Illustrator. Using basic letters to form a foundation and then build it with shapes, texturing and color, we'll create a unique concept that makes your projects stand out.

What project are we going to develop?

On this course, we'll be creating 3 letters using a sketch that you can make using a pencil and paper. After that, we take the sketch into Illustrator and build up the letter using the pen tool, shape, color and texture. We'll create depth, as well as give you tips along the way so you end with a nice finished letter, word, quote or even build up a sentence.

Who’s this course for? Requirements

We are going to show how to use Adobe Illustrator with basic knowledge required. We are using Creative cloud (CC) so if you have a previous version it may look a little different but the basic tools are still the same, so you shouldn't have any problems.

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Course Details

Beginner level 1h 27m 7 lessons 119 users


Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator


Jeremy Mura
Jeremy Mura
Jeremy Mura Teacher

Jeremy Mura is a graphic designer and illustrator from Sydney, Australia. After graduating college with a degree in graphic design, he started working with design agencies doing branding and web projects. A short while after, he launched his own personal brand, applying his own knowledge to help other designers get better. He helps start-ups and emerging brands communicate to their audience through design and illlustration. He loves working with vector illustration, identity design and typography.

To learn more, visit http://www.jeremymura.com/