You can't use tattoo art as a reference. Tattoo art often fails to follow any rhyme or reasoning. It's always a one-off and created with the intention of a very narrow audience, not broader viewing. (And there's always someone at hand to immediately say: "No, it says xxxx.")
Bad design happens. There's no "Global Design Tribunal" which determines what one ...
Received typographic wisdom holds that Blackletter ("Old English", "Gothic") text only looks good in lower case or with initial capitalization — never with capital letters in series
If you ask me (and all sources I have ever read about the matter), the problem is not that all-caps blackletter does not look good. It just is very difficult to read due to the ...
Scott is exactly right. This is a photograph and there was no editing done to it to make it look the way it looks -- this is straight out of the camera.
When a camera takes a picture it opens its shutter. During the time the shutter is open it absorbs light. The longer you leave the shutter open, the more light comes in.
In this particular photo the ...
This is a photograph.
By leaving a camera shutter open, sitting on a tripod, it's a common effect to use light to create interesting shapes with the long exposure time. A person moved around with a light and the camera picked up the light.
There is nothing in that image that is not part of the original photograph.
it's a known photography effect ------> ...
You have "Turkish" selected. As far as I can tell (since I know virtually nothing about Turkish), this is a correct/semi-correct behavior as Turkish differentiates between a dotted and dotless i in both capitals and lower case.
If I type "in law", set all caps, and set Turkish language in the palette and ...
I think both options are kind of ok, but your reasoning is fine: the mathematical version is slightly tilting to the right, so an optical correction is good to decrease the width of the K part. I would choose the second, adjusted version. See:
I think you can get there with a simple straightforward Art Brush. But the angle of the brush shouldn't be "built in" to the settings. A straight brush is created, then the angle of the brushstroke is controlled by the path it's on.
Two simple rectangles, dragged to Brushes and an Art Brush created. The brush is applied to the path on the right.
It's not a font - or it has an enormous collection of variations - pairs as ligatures. Both e's are different, both n's are different. The beginnings and the endings have nothing common in some easily defineable way.
It can be manually drawn or modified from a font. I believe in the latter. Both cases need skill well above beginner's level and some talent, ...
There are several ways you could correct the illusion that the K is too thick. But there are no rules for this. Do what you think looks best.
One way is to cut into the inner angle of the K.
I would check out Typekit: Script fonts with low contrast I would also check out the medium contrast fonts.
Also check out Designmodo article: Script Fonts: Most Popular Typefaces, Best for Webfonts. Note that these fonts can also be used for desktop.
Some of the notable script fonts that have even strokes from the article.
Aphrodite Pro (...
Though other answers are correct in describing light painting, there is a software/hardware combination available to predefine an image and then recreate using the light painting method. The product is called Pixel Stick
This product allows you to recreate specific images within a light painting by connecting the device to a computer and pre-defining the ...
Your swan logo and the typeface only match in one aspect and that is featuring round forms. Your logo is simplistic, while your typeface is ornamental. Your logo features flat solid shapes, while your typeface is more delicate, having a lot of thin strokes. Your logo expresses calmness, while your typeface expresses motion. Your logo says constructed, while ...
Based upon what you've posted there are only a couple options I can think of.
Use the Width Tool and add more width markers to control areas of the path you wish to control. The goal of the width tool is to create a smooth transition between varied widths. So, yes, a large increase on one side of a marker will result in some decrease on the other side of ...
You probably enabled "lightness tracing", a setting which modifies the stroke width depending on the current color under your cursor. Disable the setting to avoid the thicker stroke around intersections.
Manuscript sells entry-level pens, as does Speedball in the U.S.
Lamy does nice pens, incl. a line of calligraphy pens like to the Rotring Artpens: http://www.lamyusa.com/lamy_fountain_L15_joy.php
Unfortunately, their narrowest nib is 1.1mm wide. Best option would be to get a broad nib and grind it down (or have a nib Meister do it).
I'm currently working through Mary Kate McDevitt's book The Hand Lettering Ledger which has been greatly beneficial to my craftsmanship and has taught me a lot through examples and tips.
The most important way to learn for me is to practice lettering and to do so a lot. Then I look at examples for inspiration, both online and in the world around me, and ...
If you want to get that exact effect, and ok with spending some time, and familiar with Adobe Illustrator, you might wanna follow the steps here. Or if you're more of an Adobe Photoshop user, you might wanna follow the steps in the article over here.
A good option is Sneaker Script
This font is outside of your price range but I don't remember seeing many fonts below $30.
Another kinda close font is Corner Store from Adobe Type Kit.
This font may be free, Annabelle
These fonts share a free flowing style of writing.
Whenever you see a swirl or long tail at the end of the word it can be an addition ...
It is supposed to be looked as light painting as suggested by most users. But in my point of view, it could be a mix (Digital Painting with some light painting).
I have some experience in photography, digital painting and light painting as well. A pure light painting to get the desired results would be extremely difficult and involves a heck of trial and ...