Achieve this affect

Hi,

I want to know how you would achieve the technique in the attached image. I’m thinking it was probably a graphics tab - which I don’t have.

I think that perhaps I could do it by using a stencil on paper. I’m thinking of getting a font with the text I want, printing it out and making a stencil in card from it. Then I could do the colouring and then scan it back in…increase contract etc to take away the scanned look.

What do you think. Could I achieve a similar result?

You could use a scripty font as a starting point. Something like:

http://www.dafont.com/painty-paint.font

Use them as a base, rasterise them and liberal use of with the brush or eraser to get the ‘coloured in’ effect.

you can also achieve this effect by using the eraser tool

A brush font?

If you have Illustrator, try using the Scribble effect (Effect > Stylize > Scribble…) on the text you want to alter. not exactly what you want, but maybe a good starting point?

I cant see the image, it must be hosted on Imageshack.

don’t know if by graphics tab you mean graphic app… BUT in the event you have a gimp or something (photoshop as well).

Type your font on the document. Select the transparent layer that you just typed on (cmd/cntrl + layer click in PS)

then in another blank layer, with the paintbrush picked and your favorite color, scribble with your mouse until you satisfied with the look. Voila.

:slight_smile:

Hope that was enough to get you started.