This weekend I got to spend time practicing some lettering and refining some designs in photoshop and illustrator.
I started out working on”happy birthday” because it was our friends birthday friday. I wasn’t able to complete it in time for his party however, so you can see what I made below instead.
After I made my happy birthday sketch in pen I scanned it in and used my Wacom Cintiq in photoshop and made edits and touch-ups with the brush tool. First with a red brush on a new layer to show where I wanted to change my scrolls and flourishes, then refined switching between a black and white brush.
For our friend tim’s birthday card I used an idea I had for a beer tasting party invitation and ended up turning it into the birthday card.
For the birthday card I created the elements in illustrator based on the sketch and ended up reworking it into the final composition. (With the help of my husband). Thanks honey.