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• Production: Aged Comic Cover July 2008

• Lettering: Thought Balloons April 2008

• Lettering: Opentype Ligatures August 2007

• Publishing: Getting Started in the Industry March 2007

• Lettering: Gradients in Illustrator January 2007

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Thought Balloons

April 2008

How to create thought balloons in Illustrator.

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Opentype Ligatures

August 2007

How to enable custom ligatures that automatically substitute any two letters in a row, or disable them if you prefer.

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Gradients in Illustrator

January 2007

How to fill objects with gradient fills.

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Bouncy Text

October 2006

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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Rough Balloons

October 2006

How to create rough, wiggly-looking balloons in Illustrator.

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Sawtooth Balloons

August 2006

A guide to creating jagged and flaming sawtooth-style balloons.

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Word Arrangement

July 2006

Techniques for arranging and fitting words within the balloon.

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Multiple Outline SFX

April 2006

Create double- and triple-outlined SFX in Illustrator.

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Floating Text & Captions

March 2006

Use 'loose' or 'floating' text to save space & create rhythm on crowded pages.

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The Layer Method

February 2006

Our top Secret time-saving technique for creating and merging balloons and tails in Illustrator.

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