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FONT FRIDAY: ISSUE 18


Happy Font Friday! I might have spent the afternoon at the beach instead of working on my Font Friday Post...but I have noticed that around the blogosphere, posts are still stellar, just less frequent.  I know at least for me as a parent, it's hard to focus when two little ones are rarin' to go outside. But today I bring you another freebie for two reasons.
1. It's awesome and I used it in my invite button for Hello: a Seattle Blogger Meet & Greet.
2. I blew my budget this month (and a few coming months) by buying my ticket to ALT.  I can live with that.

This week's pick is MAIDEN ORANGE by ASTIGMATIC. I found it over on FONT SQUIRREL.


 
Isn't it fun? {warning, warning...learning curve rant follows} So, I have been playing around with backgrounds, trying to get a watercolor feel, and I ended up with the above.  I like the angular nature of it.  I think I used one too many items, because the file keeps getting angry at me.  Like that little rainbow swirly thing keeps popping up...I am new to Mac so when it first appeared with my first ikat pattern, I thought "oh look...how cute." I have since learned that you DO NOT want the little demon ball and it's trying to tell me my design wasn't done the right way and is too complicated.  I am primarily self taught via a few classes and tutorials, so my processes aren't necessarily the best ways of creating my end product.  I must mention that my layers are properly named and organized. Woo Hoo!  
Anyhoo.  Here's a little DIY to create your own cool quote page.

1. Create a background in Illustrator in the size needed and file/save for web and devices/save it as a png.
2. Open the png in another Artboard of the same size and type your quote on top.
3. Select all (type and image) and right click to Create Clipping Mask.
Tada! You could use this to make shapes like pennant or flags, too!

I'm sure all my font friends already knew this...their designs are so gorgeous. But go see for yourself!

ALEXANDRA  {THE AERIALIST PRESS}
STEPH {BUBBLEROCK}
SOFIA {BRANCOPRATA}
CATHERINE {DESIGN EDITOR}
JENNA + ELIZABETH {LITTLE BIT HEART}
LAUREN {PALM PAPERS}
KERRY {SUPER SWOON}

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