True Tales of Lettering Terror! A page of Do’s and Don’ts created for ComiXology Submit.
How to create an aged, crusty-looking comic cover.
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Reader Micah Wright responded to our Thoughts on Thought Balloons roundtable with a great analysis of the many uses of thought balloons from a single page of 1960s Spider-Man! We thought you’d enjoy it too.
How to create thought balloons in Illustrator.
How to enable custom ligatures that automatically substitute any two letters in a row, or disable them if you prefer.
Advice on getting started, or breaking into, the comics industry. Whatever it takes.
How to fill objects with gradient fills.
How to create rough, wiggly-looking balloons in Illustrator.
Here’s a technique that works great for indicating baby talk, singing, drunkenness or any other time you want text to appear warbly, bouncy or sing-songy.
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How to fill words with shiny shaded effects. Ooooh… shiny!