Graphic designers and Star Wars™ movie fans with skill in the use of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator may use this step-by-step lesson to create artwork for print and on-screen viewing.
The tutorial highlights the Astro font, a Star Wars font from the David Occhino Design FontShop; however, the use of these fonts is not required; other bold typefaces may be used as well.
This Star Wars text effect tutorial also provides free background artwork by David Occhino, created in the style of movie poster artist Drew Struzan.
The Star Wars Titles Photoshop Tutorial is free and available on the David Occhino Design website.
Safari 2.0 is the ultimate Indiana Jones font.
Safari 2.0 is the Ultimate Indiana Jones Font
January 5, 2011
An upgrade to Safari, the original adventure font, is now available from David Occhino Design.
Artist David Occhino has released Safari 2.0, which includes many new features. "In 1995, I drew the Safari font as one of my first font projects, and eventually released it in '96," recalls Occhino. "At that time there was no adventure font of this kind and I was still developing my design skills. I loved the bold, adventurous lettering created by Mike Salisbury and David Willardson, so I took this on as one of my first projects."
After Safari was released, other artists created their versions of this style. "Neal Davidson created 'Adventure' and Nick from ShyFonts released 'SF Fedora,' both of which are free downloads and have been widely used," explained Occhino.
"But the main issue with all these adventure fonts, including Safari, was that they were somewhat limited in their use. Setting paragraphs of text with them was out of the question due to poor legibility. None of them came in multiple weights. The small caps were not always drawn in the true style. International character support was spotty at best."
Occhino's remedy to all these issues is Safari 2.0. "I re-drew the font. I added a nice system of lowercase and created three weights: regular, medium and bold. With the Regular weight copy looks great, even at smaller sizes." He also created a true small caps and shadow variant for each weight as well as support for many languages around the world. Ten styles total comprise the Safari font family.
"With Safari 2.0 you can really create some bold, adventurous text graphics. You get all the splashy action-oriented headlines with the bolder weights, and fun, legible copy with the Regular weight. With ten fonts included in the family, Safari 2.0 is a great deal. It's a fun font to use and can't wait to see what other designers create with it.
Upgrade information has been sent to eligible users of previous versions of Safari.
A single-user, non-commercial license for all ten styles of this new Indiana Jones font can be purchased for $30 (USD) from the David Occhino Design FontShop. Additional information and samples can be viewed on the Safari font page of the David Occhino Design website.
The Indiana Jones Titles Photoshop Tutorial is free.
Free Indiana Jones Titles Photoshop Tutorial Offered