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Silhouette Studio 1 - Designing with Type Class



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1 unit(s)

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This class is self-paced. All of the videos, pdf notes, and lessons will be available upon purchase of this class in zip format
The class has 3 lessons and 9 videos.
Download the syllabus for this course here http://www.carinagardner.com/syllabus/SilhouetteDesign_Syllabus_SelfPaced.pdf
This class is filmed in Illustrator CS6. It is ideal for CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, and Cloud.

If you have ever wanted to design your own diecuts for your Silhouette machine, this is the course for you! Carina shows you how to use Silhouette’s free software to design your own quotes! You need to download the latest version of Silhouette’s free software to design in this class.

This class is packed with step-by-step lessons, design theory, and practical applications that put me right there beside you as you get started. These are the techniques that will help you develop an eye for cohesive design while helping you learn how to step up your ability to design.


Carina shows you the techniques for using uncuttable type and manipulating type to do what you want! This class comes with a bonus typography lesson and:
+ The end files for all the quotes we make in studio format (6 Quotes)
+ 7 Banners
+ 6 Swirls

Each video shows you step bu step how to build and WHY to choose the type you do. Carina includes links to all the free fonts she uses in this class.

Here are the Course Objectives:
+ To be able to manipulate uncuttable fonts to work with your Silhouette Machine
+ To be able to delete portions of a font or unite portions (like the dot on an i)
+ To be able to modify fonts using the Modify Window
+ To be able to clean up difficult to use fonts
+ To be able to zoom in and out on the mat board
+ To be able to align parts of a grouping
+ To be able to create hierarchy in type
+ To be able to use san serifs, slab serifs, and serifs in dynamic and interesting ways
+ To be able to add ornaments to a quote to create balance
+ To be able to use purchased art in your quotes
+ To be able to use the rotate tool
+ To be able to use the sheer tool
+ To be able to use banners with type
+ To able to mirror image type and replicate type and ornaments
+ To be able to make short and long quotes beautiful!


Once you have purchased this course, you will receive a link to a zip download to all the coursework.


Carina Gardner has a Ph.D. in Design from the University of Minnesota. She also taught at the University of Minnesota Typography, Introduction to Graphic Design, Packaging Design, and Design Theory. Carina owns Carina Gardner, Inc, her design firm, and MiniLou, a kids toy company. She is the Creative Director of Carta Bella Paper Company. Carina also designs scrapbooking, home décor, fabric, diecutting, and digital scrapbooking products.

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