(Closed) best fonts for faux calligraphy?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Newbee

I’ve just started looking at Wedding stuff and found the font Edwardian Script ITC and fell in love with it! Looks like Extremly fancy cursive writing!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used Edwardian Script at first, but it wasn’t ‘fancy enough’ for the look I was going for.  I ended up using Chopin Script (you can download it from http://www.dafont.com) because it’s a little more ornamental.  Try browsing script fonts on free font sites like dafont or http://www.1001freefonts.com.  Good luck!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you search "free fonts" in google… a few sites should come up that have tons of different fonts.  They will usually have a menu item specifically for "calligraphy" or "script" (e.g. http://www.1001freefonts.com; http://www.dafont.com).  Some of my favorites have been SafronToo, Chopin Script, Selfish (yes, it’s called that, but it looks really neat), Velvet, LainieDaySH, AdineKirnberg-Script, BrockScript, and Freebooter Script.  I know that’s a lot of fonts, but everyone’s tastes are different, so that gives a pretty wide range.  Good luck, and thanks for posting the link to that tutorial!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

were you able to do this with lighter envelopes?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If you have any of the Adobe products to take advantage of the swash alternates, Adobe Bickham Pro is really nice for calligraphy.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I printed out all the addresses in size 36 (i think) using French Script. I placed the printed address inside the envelope and placed it on an overhead projector to use as a light box. I practiced a few times on non-envelopes and then I traced away. They look beautiful!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Mildly off-topic, but is this a project only for people who have decent handwriting to start?  I have very little artistic talent and my handwriting is horrible.  Is this a project I should pass on?  It’s just such a great idea and comes out looking so pretty and professional.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I love Bickham Fancy and Beautiful ES.

I have those to email if anyone wants them.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@leopard – Agreed, Bickham Fancy is beautiful!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA

If you’re looking for a professional font, all of these are wonderful options:

Monsieur La Doulaise, Valentine Joy, Burgues Script, Savoir Faire, Buffet Script, Herr Von Muellerhoff, Compendium, or many of the Charles Bluemlein Script collection fonts.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@lemon- Where can you find those fonts? I’ve been looking high and low for the perfect font!

Post # 16
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Newbee

Has anyone found any font similar to any of the more whimsical calligraphy I’ve been seeing a lot of?

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