Type-Ology: Art & Science of Type

The Art & Science of Type

Fonts Make Everyone Happy

Type is my VERY FAVORITE design element. Of course I might say that about every design element. But by far the most flexible, and most evocative element we have in our arsenal is typography.

Our Goal: Share Our Love of Typography!

In our Type-ology class we'll study the science of letterforms - their anatomy and the things that distinguish them from one another, how this impacts their overall feel and readability.

But we're also going to go beyond the science and into art. To a certain degree, setting type is an art, a gut-feeling you develop that goes beyond the 'this letterform has a high ascender' and into the ' wow, that makes magic!'. That's our true aim for this class. I can't wait to go on this journey with you! Here's more about what you'll learn, and what to expect.

What To Expect in Class

All of the classes here at JessicaSprague come with gorgeous video instruction, broken down into project-based lessons and individual tasks within each lesson. This bite-sized approach to Photoshop makes it easy to understand, and you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish in just 30 minutes at a time! Our Typology class has ten lessons, where I'll walk you step-by-step through poster projects incorporating type from different styles and time periods into gorgeous projects. You'll be amazed at how much you can do with the techniques I teach, including how to:

Use type and Photoshop brushes together

Choose and use multiple fonts on a single project

Use dingbats as decorations and as pointer-objects

Create a family-themed wood-type poster

Create a detailed collage combining all our type work

And more!

This course also includes a bonus mini album lesson, where you can design your own mini album using the collage we put together in class!

How To Prepare for Class

In addition to your open and excited mind (and nimble mouse-and-keyboard fingers), you'll need any version of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. You'll also need at least a foundational understanding of Photoshop to really enjoy this class. You'll need skills such as opening and closing documents, installing fonts, installing and using Photoshop brushes, and combining files onto a single document. I recommend that you have have taken at least the following:

Digital 1: We've Just Begun

Digital 2: Just Me and You

I'll Be Right There With You

The Type-Ology Workshop is a great introduction into the history and styles of Type. By the end of class, you will have learned how to create different styles of posters, collages and more! How awesome is that? We love to see your works of art, and with every JessicaSprague.com course, there are many different ways to get in touch to show off your art, or ask a question! Register now, and I'll see you in class!

Your Instructor

Jessica Sprague
Jessica Sprague

Hi there! I'm Jessica Sprague, owner and instructor here at JessicaSprague.com. I founded JessicaSprague.com in 2007 to share the creative potential of Photoshop for crafting. I've been teaching Photoshop and graphic design, photo editing, digital scrapbooking, e-commerce, and online school development for a decade. It's my goal to help you build the skills and knowledge that will last you a lifetime. Learn more about me. Are you ready to start the journey? Join me!

Testimonial : "I really liked your explanations about specific properties of fonts, learning some basics on how fonts are created and the projects"

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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