These sites are about digital calligraphy and typography. Learn about the art of ornamental lettering, and how to create decorative type in Photoshop and other programs. There is also information about historical typefaces and layout design.
What is calligraphy? This is an article about the concept of beautiful writing as an art form in the Western tradition, and its relationship to typographic design.
Calligraphy in Photoshop 1
This first part of a three part tutorial discusses which Photoshop brush tools are most appropriate for creative calligraphic forms. NOTE: This site contains ads, banner ads, and links to discussion forums.
Calligraphy in Photoshop 2
This second part of the tutorial discusses the effects created by a calligraphic brush. NOTE: This site contains ads, banner ads, and links to discussion forums.
Calligraphy in Photoshop 3
Part three of this tutorial series teaches how to create formal calligraphic lettering using Photoshop. NOTE: This site contains ads, banner ads, and links to discussion forums.
Here is a free collection of historic and unusual fonts and initials.
How to Create a Typeface
Here is a step-by-step guide to creating your own typeface using digital tools.
This article is about creating your own fonts using CorelDRAW or FontLab software.
Here is a comprehensive glossary of typographic terms.
Thinking with Type
Click on "Anatomy" to learn basic components of letters and "Font and Family" to learn about the different classifications of typefaces. Includes games, examples, and more.
Typography basics: Typeface Classifications
A three-page pdf file provides information on basic typeface classifications found in Adobe.