Deborah Jones

Editing Essentials: Professional Lettering Techniques

Deborah Jones
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Meet your instructor, Deborah Jones, an embroiderer with more than 40 years of professional experience! Deborah starts with explaining how text in embroidery differs from text in graphics and sharing guidelines for using color for impact and readability.
Do you know the difference between fonts and alphabets? If not, Deborah is here to help! She'll also provide tips for importing and mapping fonts quickly and teach you how to manually adjust character spacing and kerning (spacing between individual letters) for a professional touch.
In this lesson, Deborah demonstrates techniques for choosing the best lettering design choices for your project. She'll also review how to mix and match specialty alphabets with native fonts for the best look. Finally, learn how to avoid awkward characters in certain fonts.
Embroidering small letters presents unique challenges. Deborah shows you how to choose a suitable font and how to fit your text into the space you're designing for. Finally, you'll learn the pros and cons of close-point connection versus random connection.
Proper technique on large letters and monograms will make your work look much more professional. Deborah shows you how to choose the right fonts and settings for better large letters. She'll also show you her secret trick for a permanent underlay on towels.
Deborah demonstrates how to tame your descenders when stitching multiple lines of text; don't let them intersect! You'll also learn how to repeat line settings for efficiency and use fonts that help your words flow. Then, you'll fit text into a specific shape or design.
Create a beautiful subway art project for yourself or as a gift! Deborah shows you how to select words, fit them properly, and pick casual fonts that suit this popular design. Use Deborah's template as a guide for your own subway art.
Add finishing touches to your embroidery with special effects! Deborah demonstrates how to create shaded letters for design impact and how to use embroidery foam for a dimensional look. Finally, you'll learn how to use mylar for sparkle.
 
 
8 Lessons
2  hrs 11  mins

Make the most of your embroidery lettering software to create crystal-clear text on your favorite fabrics! With expert instructor Deborah Jones’ guidance, you’ll create stunning embroidery by choosing the best font types for your projects and avoiding common software mishaps. Receive a refresher on the basic types of lettering as well as the strengths and restrictions of each. Then learn to combine speciality and standard fonts to create a cohesive design. Mix it up with both small and large letter stitching, and integrate your own combinations in multi-line text. Once you understand the essentials, explore your creative potential with a subway art embroidery project. Finally, add a finishing pop to your work through foam, mylar and shading special-effect techniques that are sure to impress.

Deborah Jones

Deborah Jones has been involved in detailed machine embroidery for more than 40 years and loves sharing her techniques for creating professional-quality embroidery. An expert in home and machine embroidery, she has authored "Machine Embroidery on Difficult Materials" and "Dimensional Machine Embroidery." Additionally, she often speaks on commercial and home machine techniques.

Deborah Jones

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