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 create rough, wiggly-looking balloons in Illustrator.
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How to fill words with shiny shaded effects. Ooooh… shiny!
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A guide to creating jagged and flaming sawtooth-style balloons.
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Techniques for arranging and fitting words within the balloon.
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Create double- and triple-outlined SFX in Illustrator.
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Use ‘loose’ or ‘floating’ text to save space & create rhythm on crowded pages.
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Our top Secret time-saving technique for creating and merging balloons and tails in Illustrator.
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A step-by-step overview of the font creation process in Fontographer.
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Tips for using open face sound effect fonts and filling them with color.
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