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In the midst of digital design, an ancient form of art has reemerged and is taking the world by storm. Hand lettering has become a favorite among those who would love to put a little bit more character into the way they write their name, their random musings, or a few lines that they pick up somewhere.

The art of hand lettering does so much to any simple word. Where it could look a bit more interesting when written using a font you choose from any computer program, doing it through hand lettering takes it a few notches higher than that.

Starting Out with Free Tutorials

If you’re ready to start adding that flair and style into your regular handwriting, then online tutorials are often the best way to go. There are a number of free tutorials online that could guide you and give you tips on how to master the art of hand lettering.

Some of these tutorials cover only the basics and serve as your first step as you work your way up. Some of them tackle one aspect of hand lettering in each video, allowing you to learn randomly and without any real structure. It all depends on you and how you feel you would be able to maximize these free tutorials. Try to gauge what you can do at the moment and start from there.

Moving with the Pros

And what do you do once you’ve gone through these free tutorials? It’s all up to you. For those who want to move with the professionals, you could continue by signing up for paid classes in case you feel that there is so much more that you can learn. Some classes, after all, could teach you things that you may not be able to see in these free videos.

For those who would rather stay within their cost-effective approach however, it is best to work with the basics that you have learned and try improvising on your own. This is the best way to add your own signature to your work, something that could make your hand lettered masterpiece unique and truly your own.

Here are 12 awesome hand lettering tutorial videos for those who would like to explore the art of hand lettering. Take down notes, remember the most important tips, and start collecting tools. Most importantly, find every chance to practice and allow your hands to become true masters of this amazing art.

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Hand Lettering Demo by Third Generation Design

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Designing Quotes for Strong Compositional Hierarchy: Thumbnail Concepting

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

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