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Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« on: 06 October, 2009, 01:55:52 pm »
In light of my ongoing failure to get a web version of the tutorial up, I've compiled all six posts into a 40-page (3Mb) PDF document and tidied them up slightly.

You can download this document here.

I shall un-sticky the previous thread, and sticky this one instead. Any further questions, stick 'em up here.

Cheers!

Jim
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Re: Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« Reply #1 on: 06 October, 2009, 02:08:42 pm »
That's brilliant, Jim.

What a gent, giving away all your trade secrets (well, expert knowledge) for a better comics world.

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Re: Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« Reply #2 on: 06 October, 2009, 04:24:31 pm »
What kindness.

I feel I may almost owe you a pint now......  GRRRRR!

Ok ok.  Get that pencil out, "Mike Gloady - 1"
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Re: Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« Reply #3 on: 06 October, 2009, 04:32:25 pm »
Awesome, thanks for this!
Got a possible thing coming off soon and I've been pegged as letterer as its all being done on the cheap and nasty. Sure this will be loads of help and dont worry, I wont credit your help when my crappy efforts are done  :)

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Re: Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« Reply #4 on: 06 October, 2009, 05:59:52 pm »
Nice one. Appreciate you doing this.

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Re: Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« Reply #5 on: 06 October, 2009, 06:05:53 pm »
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Re: Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« Reply #6 on: 06 October, 2009, 06:08:16 pm »
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Only if he helps the crops to grow...

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Re: Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« Reply #7 on: 06 October, 2009, 06:09:02 pm »
And then there was the day Jim Campbell began to be worshipped as a minor deity. 

Away now, and fetch my tributes. I'll still be here when you get back.

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Re: Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« Reply #8 on: 05 November, 2009, 06:21:11 am »
Thanks for sharing this Jim, I'm doing a strip just now and  my lettering on the first three pages is amateur at best. This will be a great help on the rest of it.

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Re: Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« Reply #9 on: 05 November, 2009, 09:27:32 am »
You're most welcome, James. Anything in there that's not clear, or any additional questions, please feel free to post 'em here and I'll do my best to answer them.

Cheers!

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Re: Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« Reply #10 on: 05 November, 2009, 10:27:19 am »
Cheers, Jim. I've downloaded the file, and I'm sure it will come in handy at some point.

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Re: Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« Reply #11 on: 05 November, 2009, 01:46:08 pm »
Cheers Jim - looks good.
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Re: Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« Reply #12 on: 05 November, 2009, 04:51:37 pm »
Finally tackling illustrator now, and using this guide as a starting point. Thanks again Jim.

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Re: Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« Reply #13 on: 05 November, 2009, 04:56:51 pm »
Just in case it's not obvious in the text of the tutorial, my piece should really be considered a companion to Nate Piekos' article, which tells you where and why to use the various things that I only show how to do ...

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Re: Lettering with Illustrator: A Guide to Download!
« Reply #14 on: 05 November, 2009, 11:21:30 pm »
This is a great guide, which I've only just spotted. I shall endeavour to get more eyes to it...

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