Anna Day

Calligrapher & Designer

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Text Effects

I am using Affinity Photo since I don't have Illustrator. The text effect using the Belta font worked well.

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I'm not happy with my attempt using the Rabanera font because selections have jagged edges. I left the selected areas on top on purpose; I could have moved them under the black lettering, but I preferred this effect. (Affinity Photo doesn't have actions, so I had to deal with each letter separately.)

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A similar problem of jagged edges occurs with the layered paper effect using the Honey Script font.

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Pupcat is a very elegant font. To be sure of doing it justice, I used Affinity Designer, where I knew I could get the effect I wanted: a silvery outline with a circle pattern I created for one of Helen's classes. (Click on the picture below for a larger size so you can see the circle pattern.) You can see my circle pattern project at https://www.skillshare.com/classes/design/Illustrator-for-Lunch-Circle-Based-Patterns-Rotate-Blend-Multi-Color-Dots/1619441569/projects/69439?via=class-details-projects-page

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The cutout effect using Le Bain . . . worked well in Affinity Photo.

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Since the Sunshine Coast of Australia is subtropical we do not get autumn colour. Besides, it is winter now. Yet two days ago on my morning walk I found a beautiful orange and yellow leaf. I took a photo so I could use it for this cutout effect.

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Thank you, Helen, for a great selection of fonts and techniques.

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