Monday, April 6, 2009

CU Doodle Alpha and a Challenge!

Today's freebie comes with a challenge and a bonus if you participate!  I have literally spent the past three evenings working on this silly alpha.  A few weeks ago you may remember I created my Twiddle Dee Doodle and Twiddle Dum Doodle fonts.  When I made them using Illustrator and Photoshop, I created custom shapes of each character before making them into fonts.  So since I had the custom shapes all saved I thought it would be fun to try my hand at a doodle font.  Well, I found that with the basic font software that I have (Scanahand) the fonts don't look too good since the space in the template is so small that the details were lost when the software made the font.  So I decided to just make an alpha from the .csh instead of a font.  The capital letters are each unique and the lower case letters are all similar.  The set also includes the numbers 0-9 and many different punctuation characters, all in individual .pngs in black.  Feel free to recolor, fill the doodles with your favorite color or pattern, apply your favorite layer style, etc.  And here's the very cool news:  My friend Hummie has allowed me to post a Use It! challenge on her forum with this freebie!  That's right, I want to see your layouts, word art, etc. made with the doodle alpha!  And here's the cool thing:  All those who participate in the challenge will receive the .csh file of the doodle letters!  So if you use PS or PSE, you can just use the .csh file instead of trying to find each individual png and you can make the letters as large or small as you like without loss of quality!  You can find the challenge over on Hummie's forum HERE!  If you don't want to participate in this challenge, there are plenty of others over there and some awesome tutorials too!  There's always lots going on at Hummie's World!
SC_CUDoodleAlphaPreview
or HERE

40 comments:

Kelly said...

really cute alpha!! You're so talented!!

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

GOOD font-ing girlfriend!!! I have MUCH to catch up on this week, but I shall certainly give it my best attempt at creating something with your AWESOME doole alpha!

VERY cool! Thank you darlin' and I wish you a MOST incredible week!

BIG HUGS,
Linda :)

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! Truly adorable and highly useable! Kelly is right -- you are so talented!

Thanks for doing the png files -- that's all I can use. ~Suzy

Barbara said...

Deb,
You are truly one talented lady! Thanks so much for all the time involved in making this font.
~Barbara

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 06 Apr [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 07 Apr [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Sue said...

This alpha is so cute! Thank you very much! :)

angelfaye said...

I love it - thank you!

juno said...

Hi Deb!
Oooh - a Challenge!
*Off to check it out*
LOVE the font work.

Thanks!
juno
xx

***junosplace.wordpress.com***

Valerian70 said...

This is GORGEOUS. Sorry you had so much trouble with scanahand getting you a font but these pngs are more than good enough for me.

Anonymous said...

great alpha, thank you so much! :) Rose

Angela said...

great doodle letters Deb - thank you for sharing this wonder with us.

Dolça said...

Wooo!!! Great and cute alphabet! Thank you so much for sharing.

Pattycakes said...

Thank you for the fun alpha!! :)

Ellay said...

Love it!!! Thanks so much!! I will try to create something this week, if there's time!!!

Anonymous said...

All these doodles are fabulous! Thank you. The individual alphas must have taken hours! The letters are awesome & I hope to get time to colour them in & do some scrapping but probably not for a few days or after Easter.
Robin

txbubbles said...

This is SOOO COOL! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent.

Deatles said...

My gosh, you certainly are a talented lady. All these WONDERFUL goodies, and then you are generous and share them with us...THANK YOU so much for this wonderful gift. I'm off to Hummies to check out the challenge :-)

Julie E. said...

Too cute!!!! Thanks for being so generous with your work.

Yvette said...

These are great. Thank you.

Mrs E of Scrappy Freebies said...

thanks so much for sharing this cute alpha!

sdwrdt said...

this is a lot of fun! thanks for sharing!

Ajila said...

Thank you so much and leaving you some love.xp

clc said...

Thanks for the alpha!

Nic said...

Thank you very much.

cherylzyx said...

Thank you!

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Alpha(s),Font(s), Word Art(s) post on Apr. 07, 2009. Thanks again.

Michele said...

Way cool alpha! You are so talented with this illustrator doodle thingy! lol :-) Thanks for sharing!

Mélisandre said...

Thank you! :) Your freebie has been advertised on "Le jardin de Mélisandre : Le paradis des freebies en CU".

Phyldar said...

What an awesome alpha - so many possibilities for using it - thanks!

Mary said...

I've got some ideas, now to find the time - lol
thanks

Lukasin said...

Thank you, nice blog you have and gorgeous material. THX for sharing!

txgwen said...

WOW! Your alpha is totally awesome! Thank you is so inadequate to express my delight with this fantastic gift!

Cindy said...

These are cute! Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be shared on the CU Freebies Only Forum
On Monday April 13th 2009.
in this topic Competitons For All ,


Your Place to find Commercial Use Scrap Booking Freebies! Thanks For Sharing your Time and Talent with us!.

Anonymous said...

So very cute. And thanks for doing them individually. That is great.

angelfaye said...

Thanks for the Challenge Deb - I really enjoyed it!

Sue said...

Since I'm not a subscriber, I cannot post in Hummie's forum, but I wanted to show you my layout, "Squish!" using your alpha.

http://seewhatsuesaw.blogspot.com/2009/04/squish.html

Thank you very much for the fun alpha!

Deanna said...

Thank you so much! This is just fantastic!!!!

Yanti said...

Thanks very much.

Deanna said...

Wonderful Alpha! Thanks so much!