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Questions tagged [lettering]

Questions about crafting a few individual letters, not necessarily a whole typeface. Typically, this is done in for example logo design, graffiti and calligraphy.

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Why do some fonts make I, l, 1 look the same?

Why do some fonts make the I,l,1 characters look identical? There are fonts where they don't just look similar - they are the same exact pixel locations. Why were they ever created? I'm guessing ...
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Why do most comics have uppercase text in their balloons?

While it's well known in design that lowercase is easier to read.
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Letterpress effect with an inside glow

I have been using a letterpress effect on the buttons and titles of my website to great effect, but now I'm trying to incorporate a glow effect for mouse overs and such. I have been trying to ...
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Building hand-written fonts for lettering

I am looking to build a custom font from my handwriting for lettering a comic. what professional tools exist to build such a font and export it into one of the mainstream formats (TTF, OpenType, or ...