If the thought of calligraphy conjures up images of robed monks in a monastery, Thomson's Digital Calligraphy
will change all that. Though traditionally a quill- or pen-to-paper art, today's ink-free technology allows traditional calligraphers to explore digital fluidity and technogeeks to delve into creating and customizing stunning display fonts. Vector-based software allows lettering designers to develop ideas from paper, then scan and manipulate them via computer, or by electronically generating forms from scratch. By establishing the calligraphic basics of spacing, layout, design, alignment and grids, then progressing step-by-step to addressing digital concerns such as resolution, scale, and overlays, this exceptional guide enables users to create drop shadows, bitmap effects, textures, and more. Whitney ScottCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
George Thomson graduated in design from Edinburgh college of art and holds a Doctorate from the university of Sterling. He is a fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Royal Entemological Society. He has published several books and numerous academic papers in the fields of lettering, design, history and entomology. He has lectured throughout the UK and the US and has exhibited in the UK, Sweden, Finland, Poland, the US and Canada.
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