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Well, you know what they say about good deeds--so here's your punishment! :)

 

I want to do more of a standout title font and I'd thought of 3-D  but as before: unfortunately I don't remember how.

 

Can anyone please steer me toward a simple tutorial for jazzing up fonts? A wet behind the ears tutorial.

 

My thanks.

Renee

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We have a whole sub-forum devoted to tutorials for text effects. You can find this here: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/forum/23-text-effects/

At the moment I like this one: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/27764-realistic-roughcast-metal/ It's not exactly the "wet-behind-the-ears" one you wanted, but if you persist the effect is very cool B)

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Thanks for the quick reply, Ego. That's a great looking font but since my book is set in 1863 with a plantation house on the cover, I should have explained better. I need an arresting font--that would match the era.

 

That's why I was thinking 3-D--or even maybe a script that's elegant but now too fancy. I'll look over your first link and maybe it will jar my memory again. Wish me luck.

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Rather than create a text effect, why not find a font that suits? I use Dafont.com to source new fonts. Here are a few that might appeal

http://www.dafont.com/little-lord-fontler.font

http://www.dafont.com/chocolate-box.font

http://www.dafont.com/riesling.font (might be a bit modern - think it's a 1930's style).

This one is very new - I like it a great deal http://www.dafont.com/dragon-is-coming.font

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Again, I thank you. I really like the 3d effect on 1,2, and 4 but 4 costs so that's out. This time I'm trying to do it free by doing it all myself. Last time I lost money, and never got fame ;), but I sure did get an education!

 

I suppose I could 3d another script font I like. Worth a try. I like Fontleroy (like the pun in the name too). I want to try it but those curlicue "tails" on the first part of some letters may be a little much. I can however find out easily enough: download and try it. Right?

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Most of the licencing terms are quite reasonable. Good luck finding a font to suit.

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For now I've decided to use LLF even though I had to get it to 288 to fit! Even then it was almost too small.

 

do you think, as a designer, that the by line and the title should be in the same font? Differing size and color, but same font? And how does one determine that?

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You can type in larger font sizes - you aren't restricted to the ones in the drop down list ;)

 

 

Byline:  Seems to be the pattern that more often formal/text/manuals have the same font in a smaller size.  Color is not necessarily the same.

 

More informal books (i.e. novels) can go with a different font and color. 

 

There seem to be as many exceptions and there are rules here, so go with what you like.  You could try searching for "book cover" under Google Images to get a broad sample.

 

These are excellent reading to learn a bit about typography:

 

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/04/17/making-sense-type-classification-part/

 

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/06/19/making-sense-of-type-classification-part-2/

 

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/05/17/typographic-design-patterns-practices-case-study-2013/ (A great place to find out what to use based on what others are doing - website based)

 

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/08/06/beautiful-typography-web-design/

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Thanks, Scott. Being a woman, I changed my mind about using LLF! ;)  It just wasn't working for me. I think I'll go back to the 3d in maybe Gabriola (that I like plain) and see how that looks. If I remember or can find how to do a simple 3d using two colors--ie: not shadows.

 

I partially skimmed through one of your links and had to smile: I love Verdana for the body of the text! Used it before and no one had trouble reading it--or they didn't mention it and believe me readers will generally be straight about what they don't like.

 

When I have more time, I'll check out the other links you sent. Again Merci, beaucoup!

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First of all you need to click on “Follow this topic” at the top of the thread you are working on.

 

Also, you need to “set the email option” in your Profile area.  Click on your name, in the upper Rt-hand corner of your screen, when you are logged in.  A drop down will appear.  Click on "My Settings" then, on the left hand side, click on "Notification Options" - you are then in the area where you can check the boxes for email notifications and such.

 

Hope this works for you :D .

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Thanks, Pixey. I followed your instructions although it showed I had already said I wanted to follow this thread or whatever. So now under my name it has 2, instead of 1. I don't care of it has 12 as long as I get the notifications!! :) If not, I'll just have to keep checking it manually.

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I had this problem (not getting the notifications via email) recently and I had to 'fiddle' with the boxes a bit.  I ended up un-ticking all the boxes under the Notifications column (go figure) and just ticked the boxes in the email column.  I hope this works for you soon :D .

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