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Font Friday ~ Chalkboard Effect

Friday, 07 December 2012 | Freebies, Tutorials, Typography

Collection of chalkboard effect tutorials, fonts and free downloadables at Kitten Lane
Roundup of chalkboard fonts on Kitten Lane

The chalkboard effect has become quite popular in design, so what better way to spend Font Friday than to roundup a whole heap of chalkboard fonts, tutorials and downloads! The following links are the chalk-textured fonts used to create the image above:

Chalk Hand Lettering  /  Mamma Mia  /  Eva  /  Bouffant  /  Chasing Pavements  / Mr Chalk  /  Ten Thousand Reasons  /  Quick Death  /  Quick Rest  /  Makes You Stronger  /  Uncertainty  /  Crayon Crumble

Collection of chalkboard tutorials, fonts and free resourcesRoundup of chalkboard fonts, tutorials and downloads to create the chalkboard effect in Photoshop

Chalkboard Effect Tutorials

  1. Make a Chalkboard Effect in Photoshop – Sweet C’s Design (using fonts)
  2. Chalkboard Lettering Tutorial – Molly Jacques (hand lettering)
  3. A Beginner’s Guide to Hand Lettering in Photoshop – Foolish Fire
  4. How to Fake a Chalkboard Effect in Photoshop – Foolish Fire (hand lettering)
  5. Chalkboard Font Effect (Without Photoshop) – Nest of Posies (super easy!)

Chalkboard Freebies

  1. Free chalkboard backgrounds – Foolish Fire
  2. More free chalkboard backgrounds – Sweet C’s Designs
  3. Even more free chalkboard backgrounds – PhotoBookGirl
  4. Mini chalkboard shapes and tags – HG Designs (free for personal use only)
  5. Free Christmas chalkboard printables – Nest of Posies

Enjoy x


Fab Font Friday ~ Frankie Magazine

Friday, 14 September 2012 | Design, Tutorials, Typography

Frankie Mag - original

frankie mag blog style

I love the style of the Frankie Magazine website, with its organic, handwritten title complimenting the typewriter body text that gives the site a retro feel.

So today I’ve created a quick 5 min Photoshop tutorial on how to recreate this look! The cursive title looks like it has been hand drawn, but we can use a font that is very similar instead to mock it up in no time at all. I’ve chosen a font called Business Penmanship, but Learning Curve Pro and Sunshine in my Soul are suitable free alternatives.

Use the Business Penmanship font, then skew and scale to adjust text to match the Frankie font

That’s all we need to do for the title, although if you want more of an organic, hand drawn feel you could print out your title and trace it with a black pen then scan it back into your computer.

So now we can add some body text by using a monospaced, typewriter-style font like Courier New (I’ve just set this to 12px).

The end result:

Create the Frankie magazine online style

Font: Business Penmanship
Combine with: Courier New
Great for: Handmade / Vintage Designs

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