Do you want to improve your digital art designs? As a designer you have a split second to attract someone to your product, as it is competing with so many others. Or maybe this is for internal use such as business presentations? And you want people to buy into your ideas. Or maybe you just really enjoy digital arts as hobby and want to make the best of that? This course can help you with that and more! Continue reading →
This website has changed from “The Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto” to “Toronto Calligraphy” owned and operated by Steve Czajka. The goal of this website is to promote online calligraphy courses and digital arts learning to anyone around the world. I plan to offer
More online courses
FREE tips and tricks for calligraphers
A gallery of calligraphic works & my artistic process remarks (coming soon)
An annual calligraphy publication (magazine or hardcopy book) (coming soon)
Anyone to submit their works for posting on this website and inclusion into the publication (coming soon)
Designer Typefaces (coming soon)
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This new website is NOT associated with the Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto.
Learn how to create personalized greeting cards using GIMP, Inkscape and Scribus. This year I decided to change things up a bit and do some cards for my family, friends, co-workers and calligraphy guild members (card exchange). Continue reading →
This shows some book cover design options for a recent project I completed. My role was to come up with an attractive cover title, and recommend a font for secondary text and background textures. I also included some placeholder graphics in option 6 for the publishing company. Along with the options shown above, I provided the client a written description of each option (pros/cons), fonts, graphics, and background texture(s) specifications. Once my client selected their desired option, they received the final files for high resolution production. Continue reading →
Oktoberfest is right around the corner, and what a better way to mark the event but with classic German calligraphy. This calligraphic typeface is based on Klingspore by Rudolf Koch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Koch). This is a beautiful Gothic typeface.
This authentic calligraphy was created using a 6.0 mm Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pen. It was later scanned, and digitally processed to create the gold raised effect. It was finally draped on top of the two background images. The pooling of the ink by the original calligraphy pen creates differences in height and colour. This effect mixes authentic calligraphy with modern digital arts. The digital effects were created with GIMP & Inkscape (FREE software). Read more at http://flickr.com/steveczajka. And “en Prosit!”
Watch this FREE 30 minute video to learn the basics of Scribus software. Scribus software is also FREE and it will enable you to apply your calligraphy and design skills to professional publishing documents.