Monday, April 6, 2009
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!