Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Goodbye, part of Type Project: Victorian Ad.
…That brings us to the end of the course.…I hope you found the techniques useful and that you…can apply and adapt these to your own type treatments.…Please check out the other courses in this type project series.…You can also find other courses by me on my author page at www.lynda.com.…I'm Nigel French.…Thanks for watching.…
Graphic design from the Victorian era (roughly 1837 to 1901) is embodied by its ornate, decorative elements, which seem to conflict with our more modern and restrained aesthetic. But the craftsmanship and elegance of these designs can still provide inspiration for your own. In this short course, designer Nigel French provides a historical background on Victorian type and then takes you through a step-by-step process to create a new design inspired by a nineteenth-century original. He shows how to choose period-appropriate typefaces and demonstrates Illustrator and Photoshop techniques applicable to any time frame, including skewed type paths, offset shadows, woodcut-style shading, framing devices, and texture.