Designer Type – One Letter at a Time

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Since I was a kid, I have been surround by letters as my Father owned his own sign painting shop. Letters were in my blood. My Father would take me to the job sites where he worked, and his sign shop occupied most of our basement. As his helper, he showed me the ropes to old school hand lettering and sign painting. Continue reading

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Digital Arts + Design Master Class Course – Now Available

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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

Learn Gothic Calligraphy and Lettering – Online Calligraphy Course

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Learn Gothic Calligraphy & Lettering in this online calligraphy course.  All available as a digital download.

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View Steve’s portfolio at http://flickr.com/photos/steveczajka

Below is a listing of the course topics . . .

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Calligraphy and Desktop Publishing

Desktop Publishing Course - CD Jacket WallpaperCalligraphy is making it’s way into mainstream media (print, digital, and video), and desktop publishing is one of the tools to accomplish this.  Recently I created a course called Desktop Publishing (using free and open source Scribus).  This course is available at

http://gimpmagazine.org/desktoppublishingcourse/

Scribus (http://scribus.net) is an amazing package similar to Adobe InDesign, QuarkExpress and MS Publisher, but Scribus is free, open source and available to anyone in the world.  Scribus was used to create CAGT’s 2012-13 professional looking brochures featuring hand-done calligraphy from Mark Lurz and myself. Continue reading