Time for another amazing blog hop with the designers at Design House Digital. We don’t just give digital kits away for free, we give away fun designing advice as well!
In this tutorial I will show you how to create outlines for fonts and add embellishments, swirls, and manipulate your lettering.
To get started, open up a new file in Adobe Illustrator and type your wording. I am adding swirls to my lettering, so I picked a font that is flowy and looks handwritten. I found a font that is made up of swirls, picked a couple that would go well at the ends of some of my letters.
Then select the lettering and the swirls and right click. Select “create outlines”.
You will notice that it is no longer a font, but a vector object.
I wanted my swirl to come naturally out of the “y”, so I erased the edge.
I then selected my big swirl and moved it in a natural flowing spot.
For some balance, I selected and moved “girl” down below.
Also for balance, I wanted to add a bigger swirl onto the edge of the first letter. I erased it to the thick edge of the letter. In the same way, I erased the smaller swirl so just the right amount of a swirl end was coming off of the “B”.
Select all and change the color using a color swatch of your choice.
Now, look what you can get for free just for following along on our blog hop!
DAYDREAM BELIEVER – A collaboration by Design House Digital.
We have made it easy to get this free kit…just collect the coupon code letters as you hop
from blog to blog startingat the beginning.
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Now, head over to Erica Coombs blog to get some great info from her as well.