I love fonts! Although I like to work with all the graphic elements in digital scrapbooking, I would definitely say I am obsessed with fonts! I think there is a good chance a lot of you are like me in that respect; maybe we should start a Fonts Anonymous group here at Scrap Girls!
Today, I’m going to share with you a simple tip to bring your font use up a notch. This tip works with any font that has an open area in it that can be filled with color. Instead of just typing a title or journaling in black or another color, why not fill in the open areas with a color that coordinates with your digital scrapbooking layout or project?
First, open up a blank document, taking into account the size you want your type to be on your layout or project. You could just open up a blank 12×12-inch document or a paper that you are going to use for your layout or project.
Next, choose a font that is blocky or has open areas. For my first example, I’ll show you how I have colored letters from Font: Blocky, one of my fonts in the Scrap Girls Boutique.
Type a word, title, or phrase. Next, right-click on the text in your Layers Palette and scroll down to “Rasterize Type.” Click to select. Photoshop will not let you modify the font until it’s been rasterized.
Now, select the Paint Bucket Tool in your Tools Menu.
Select a color and begin dropping color into the open areas of the font letters. You can add more color by typing the font in a coordinating color, then rasterizing and dropping in a different color as shown in the sample below from Font: Sophie.
That’s all there is to it! Your digital scrapbooking layouts can now have even more of your own personal flair. Try using different colors on alternating letters for a more colorful look! With literally thousands of fonts available all over the Internet, plus the unique fonts you’ll find at Scrap Girls, you will never be short on fonts to color!
Happy font coloring!
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