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Old School Type – Line Gradients

One of our readers suggested we write a tutorial explaining how to do this cool text effect. On the Dragonforce logo above, the basis of my typography was sketched on paper first and then vectored in Illustrator using the Pen Tool. The process for creating the base logo is not included in this tutorial. Instead, we are going to take the base logo and add that cool “line gradient” effect that you see inside the actual letters. This gives the text an old-school or vintage feel to it. Here are some more examples: So in order to get this effect, we will need both Adobe Illustrator CS2 or higher and Adobe Photoshop. You can see the kind of effect we are going to create. Step 1: Prepare your base logo or typeface. We will use our Dragonforce Logo as our base, but you can simply use your favorite font. 1a: Open up Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop 1b: Create your base text (just type something out using a bold font) Step 2: Make a new document in Photoshop Step 5: Make the text black. Conclusion: Free Fonts How to install fonts About Icon fonts About Webfonts Submit free fonts Love our site? Tell a friend Name Mail to My email Message Check out Business Plans Plan your next business venture better and start fully prepared SimplytheBest Fonts Welcome to the Simply the Best Fonts archive where you can find a whole lot of wonderful fonts. Typography is Sexy: Part 1 Lately I have been surfing around and last night I was totally inspired by some really sexy use of typography. Since there was so much to show, I have decided to break it up into a few different parts – so stay tuned for some more sexy type! If you have some great examples, shoot them my way and I will try my best to include them in part 2. Hopefully this will inspire you to use type in many different ways. You can check out Part 2 here. Christopher Allen Fabiano Hikaru MrBadger – Deviant Art Albert Pereta Via – The Trendy Girl Sam Mallett Shaz Madani Debra Bishop – Blueprint Really Delicious Box Detail Via Flickr Hyperakt Design Group Winter Queen Poster Rob Millington MrBadger via Deviant Art

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