Without using a pen tablet, what’s a good alternative way in Photoshop or Illustrator to create variable width flair around fonts like a lettering artist would?:
I don’t have the drawing ability or hardware to draw it by hand (probably the ideal method). I do however have access to similar looking fonts, and would just like to know a way to accomplish similar-looking lines around my letters: variable width wavy underlines and lines w curlyques at the ends, drawn in ‘sparkles’, etc. Can someone point me to a good plugin, or school me on specific pen techniques that would work decently?
On that note, what’s the correct design term for this ‘flair’ around the letters that I’m referring to?