Manipulating after you type

One way to make the font look more handwritten is to manipulate it after you type it out in the computer font you create. You may want to go back and move random individual letters or words just slightly so that they no longer line up rigidly on the baseline. Doing so allows you to create text that has a more organic appearance, similar to if you had written it out by hand (see Figure 13-7).

If you decide to go this route, know that it's very time-consuming; it may take as much time as it would to letter by hand in the first place! However, if you feel your hand-lettering skills aren't up to par yet, this may be a viable alternative.

Figure 13-7:

The font in the top balloon appears normal, while the same font in the bottom balloon has been manipulated.

Figure 13-7:

The font in the top balloon appears normal, while the same font in the bottom balloon has been manipulated.

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