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Advice for Story Artists pt 2 - Font Tutorial by Mara-Elle Advice for Story Artists pt 2 - Font Tutorial by Mara-Elle


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Okay! So this is kinda REALLY ugly and the examples are not 100% gorgeous but I felt like this needed to be made!!

FONTS ARE IMPORTANT!

I hate seeing comics that look promising but I gotta squint my eyes to even read them!
STOP using script style fonts, comic sans, and oh god, Times New Roman!!

I am not the author of the fonts listed here but all 3 of them are FREE to use with a quick google search.
(Free as long as you do not work for a mega corp such as DC or Marvel. Then you gotta pay a license fee.)

Part 1 of this "advice" can be found in this journal:
Advice for Story Artists (comics!)

Let me know if you found this useful!

This is all stuff I learned for myself and wanted to share.
I'm obviously NOT a pro and these are just some tips! Not a rule. c:

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HimeAdoptions Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Do you have any example web sites where I could download safely some Fonts? :)
And how I can add them in PhotoShop, or it does it automatically? :la:
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Mara-Elle Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry for the late reply!

Here are two websites I've used in the past:
www.1001fonts.com/
www.dafont.com/

And the fonts you download actually get saved to your computer, so you can use these fonts in nearly any program that uses fonts installed on your OS. 

Here's a WikiHow Tutorial on how to install them:
www.wikihow.com/Install-Fonts-…

I hope this helped you. ^^
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Icedragoncrocodon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Good tip
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is what I actually need now, thank you for sharing! Could you tell me where is the word warp tool in PS? I rasterize the words only because I don't know how the other options work...

please let me know if you need to squint if you read my comic too, I switched to the font Ebrima Pro that's in PS by default but I'm not sure it helps...
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Mara-Elle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'll help you out tonight when I'm home!! :D 
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a ton! :D
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Mara-Elle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Okay, I took a screenshot for you:

orig10.deviantart.net/2dec/f/2…

When you have the "Type Tool" selected, at the top you can hit T icon with the curved arrow under it. That is the warp tool!

From there you can select a style, and adjust it however you'd like. ^^ I hope this helps!

(Note, I have photoshop CC, but this tool is in CS5 + 6, and I'm sure previous versions. Not sure if the icon is exactly the same though!)
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I also use Photoshop CC, I found it, thank you! This helps a lot editing text and it will take less time now that I know that. Thanks a bunch for showing this! :) :hug:
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Mara-Elle Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome~!! If you need help or anything ever just ask! :D
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! :D :hug:
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BlueWolfieART Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oml thi helps ..thanks <3
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Mara-Elle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
AHH this was not directed at you btw ;-; Your comic page is beautiful. <33
I actually have been planning to continue my own comic for quite a long time now and have been doing some research. ///
But I'm glad you find it helpful!!
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BlueWolfieART Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
XD nu nu I never thought so xD dun worry <3♡
Aww thank you <3
I just need to learn how to add speech bobbles, I might have to do that in another program. I don't know if paint tool sai can do that. ..Oh well.

But I also want speechll bobbles thay aren't completely white ...I want them kinda see through xD guess I have to research..:3 TuT....XD


Ohh i see...lmao me to XD
It it <3
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Mara-Elle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
In photoshop, I was able to make those bubbles in 1 click!
And then when I combined them (to make that double bubble) photoshop deleted the intersecting lines!

I'm positive photoshop elements can do the same! Its either free or costs as much as sai.
Sai doesn't have a shape tool, so sadly it can't do the same. u_u

BUT I can help you with the "see through" bubbles!
Fill your bubbles on a separate layer then the lineart, with white or any color you want, and then lower the opacity of that layer! :D
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BlueWolfieART Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
XD I have PS XDDXDDD
so that's good <3 hug:
XD OHH I see

no and that's really a bummer, because I adore PTS(paint tool ssai) X3 <3
but it's fine, I've been planning to buy Clip studio paintXD it was bubble options as well, and it's well XD in my opinion easier than PS OAO <3


yeah I guessed I probably had to lower the opacity of the bubbles X'DDD But thank you! :D :D, I'll try it out, I am just fairly new to PS...because there's no undo button , XDD so I find it difficult to find the "history"
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Mara-Elle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
ctrl + z will let you undo up to 30 times I think! (In PS)

PS can be pretty overwhelming!
I use PS primarily and Sai too! If you ever need help I can try to assist you. ^^
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BlueWolfieART Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 okay thank you I'll keep that I mind <3

Yeah xD I see xD

I'd be happy if you would <3 I'll ask when I have something xD :3
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AleaIceSoul Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
omg thanks Hug 
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Mara-Elle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!!
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AleaIceSoul Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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CobraCatDragon2898 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Mara-Elle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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