Typography Daily The Design Blog Ginormous text tutorial Here is a repost of The Text Tutorial, requested by about a gazillion people. We will be going over the different methods of using text in Photoshop and in GIMP, effects you can use to make text look better or more readable, and you can download some of my favorite fonts here. :) Apologies for any mistakes - please correct me if you find them - and I hope this helps! Program(s)+version: Photoshop CS3, GIMPInvolves: Text tools, layer stylesTranslatable: Yes, mostlySteps: This tutorial doesn't show how to get from point A to point B, so there aren't really steps...Difficulty: Beginning/Intermediate Text in Photoshop This is Photoshop's Character box. First row (helpful location screencap) First is the menu where it says "Arial Black" at the top. Next to the "Arial Black" box it says "Regular." becs1024 says: "it's a bit of a faux-pas to click the "bold" button and have Photoshop artificially bold a word if a bold version of the typeface is available under that drop-down menu. Examples: Right.
fonts, typefaces and all things typographical — I love Typography (ILT) Visualgraphc Text icon guide - Icons by Curtana Various people have asked how I go about making my text-only icons. This isn't really a tutorial for any specific icon, more of a general guide. I use Photoshop CS3, so any specific directions are for that program, but the general ideas should be quite translateable. The first thing I suggest is that you go and read this excellent post by grrliz, because it says many of the same things I would! 1. So, yes, pick good textures. 100x100textures, icon_textures, neondistrict, etc. and snag a large selection. shoqolad and this tutorial by discolore are great places to start if you want to go that route. All I'd really add to grrliz's comments on textures is that sometimes, if you have a texture that's too busy, you can still make it work by masking part of it: 2. Have a wide selection of fonts. Whenever you try a new font, make sure you check which Anti-Aliasing it looks best with - sharp, crisp, smooth, or strong. Pick a quote that's a manageable length. 3. Sometimes I don't: or the colour: 4.
Typeverything Handpicked free fonts for graphic designers with commercial-use licenses. | Font Squirrel Free Fonts, Cool Fonts, Tattoo fonts - Fontm.com LetterCult — Custom Letter Culture Datavisualization.ch Where Photoshop & Lovers meet 20 Useful Typography Tools Typography is a crucial component of a design. When used effectively, it sets the mood and solicits emotion about the design. Working with typography can be challenging, but fortunately, there is a plethora of free tools on the web that can help you work with type. In this article, you’ll find 20 tools for working with typography. 1. Typetester allows you to compare various fonts and styles on one page. 2. FontStructor is a free, web-based tool for creating your own fonts. 3. Font Tester is a free web-based tool for comparing different fonts. 4. Typechart lets you quickly evaluate an assortment of web typography. 5. OpentType Font Tester is a web-based tool that allows you to test over 20 OpenType fonts. 6. CSS-Typoset Matrix is a matrix that displays font sizes, line-heights, and margins (in pixel and em units) for various base font sizes. 7. CSS Type Set lets you experiment with different styles and attributes (such as font size, font weight, font family) of web typography. 8. 9. 10.
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