Typography Tutorials

Step-by-step methods for getting the most out of your fonts and graphic design software.

FontBook, A New Way Of Combining & Comparing And Sharing Typefaces

A little tutorial to get you acquainted with the new functionalities of the new FontBook app for iPad.

Tutorial: Glowing letters

Use this Photoshop technique to create electric glowing type sprinkled with pixie dust.

Tutorial: Festive Engraved Type

This tutorial shows how to create delicate shadow lines and shaded engraved type.

Tutorial: Photorealistic Perspective

Sometimes, flat just doesn’t cut it, and we need to find other, more attractive ways to present designs to our customers. One technique I’ve been using recently works remarkably well for text, logos and other vector artwork. It consists of taking a virtual photograph of the work by combining Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop filters. The [...]

Tutorial: The Worn/Weathered/Stamped Look

There are quite a few quality stamped or distressed fonts available — Frankie and Frankie Dos, Roadkill, Battery Park, Hawksmoor, Chase, Coldharbour, Despatxada, FF Stamp Gothic, FF Confidential, FF Bull, Elephantmen to name but a few. Unfortunately ready-made stamp fonts present a number of drawbacks: repeating characters are identical (unless you have alternate glyphs), and [...]