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Digital Calligraphy Discuss this eTheme.

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.

Grades

  • 10,
  • 11,
  • 12

Links

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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a step-by-step guide to creating your own typeface using digital tools. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a message board.
This article is about creating your own fonts using CorelDRAW or FontLab software.
Here is a comprehensive glossary of typographic terms.
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.
A three-page pdf file provides information on basic typeface classifications found in Adobe.
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