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Digital Design / Re: Preparing Calligraphy for Printing
« on: March 11, 2014, 10:43:50 AM »
OH IT FINALLY WORKED! Ahhh Thank you so much Erica!!

Digital Design / Re:magic wand tool and color overlay
« on: March 10, 2014, 04:20:18 PM »
Hi Erica!

I seem to have some difficulties with the magic wand tool. I tried to use it to transfer the word I cleaned up (after scanning) to a new document but whenever I use it, it would highlight the whole document I scanned instead of just the word I want. Also, another trouble I had with was the color overlay. I attached a screenshot to give you an idea. I used the lasso tool to transfer the word that I want instead of the magic wand. I'm thinking its because of the lasso tool that's why it's coloring the whole area?? Does that make sense?




This is awesome! Definitely a motivation booster! Thanks for sharing!!

Digital Design / Re: Calligraphy Invitation Layout in Photoshop
« on: January 29, 2014, 05:46:47 PM »
I'm currently taking a class on Skillshare digitizing from Photoshop to Illustrator and I must say I end up watching your video because its so much easier to understand!

General How To's & Projects / Re: How to Mix Gouache
« on: January 22, 2014, 01:08:29 PM »
Ok, I will-I just thought gum arabic is good because people swears by it. Distilled water it is...

Thanks =)

General How To's & Projects / Re: Template/Guidelines
« on: January 22, 2014, 12:24:24 AM »
Thank you =)

I'm not sure if its laser or inkjet but I think you're right-I noticed when I use Higgins it feathers like crazy compare to my India ink.


General How To's & Projects / Re: How to Mix Gouache
« on: January 22, 2014, 12:20:01 AM »
This video is very helpful. I finally tried using gouache for the first time but instead of water I used gum arabic but I can't seem to get the consistency right. You can't see the ink when I try to do upstrokes but flows ok with downstrokes. I guess I just have to play around with it more.

I use the HP Premium Choice Laser ($17/500 sheets) almost exclusively unless I need to lay out a larger piece. I just bought HP Bright White Inkjet ($12/500 sheets) and it isn't as smooth as the Laser but it seems to work fine! And it's $5 less per ream.

Since the majority of my work is for reproduction it's almost all I use!

Hi Erica,

I don't know what ink you use when you use a plain HP premium paper but mine feathers with an India Ink especially with Higgins Eternal. Does it do that with yours as well?

General How To's & Projects / Template/Guidelines
« on: January 19, 2014, 04:09:31 AM »
Hello Everyone!

Do you guys have any template/guidelines to share? I usually just use a ruler to line my paper to make sure I write straight however I have seen others (even professional calligraphers) use a guideline when they address envelopes, place cards etc. I found a website where you can pretty  customize a template but I have no idea how to do it.

Does any one have any guidelines/templates to share =)

This website is so full of information that I can't find elsewhere (especially for FREE) and I am very thankful!

Thank you


Also, her blog is quite informative!


I was on IG and I found a calligrapher who blogs and she listed where she gets all her paper and envelopes.

Workshops & Conference News / Spencerian Script Calligraphy Workshop
« on: December 06, 2013, 04:16:09 PM »
Hi Everyone  :D

I just found this workshop last night for Spencerian Script. I can't believe how cheap it is!!  Finally, something super affordable  ;D ;D

I'm so excited and intimidated at the same time.

Digital Design / Re: Preparing Calligraphy for Printing
« on: December 02, 2013, 03:34:51 PM »
Thank you ladies!

Maybe I'll try the photoshop elements since I'm just doing calligraphy for a hobby.

Digital Design / Re: Preparing Calligraphy for Printing
« on: December 01, 2013, 04:47:11 PM »

I tried going to BestBuy yesterday but I was surprised by how many different types of photoshop software are out there and the prices ranges from $79.99-$1200 :o :o :o

I didn't want to get the wrong one... I know there is a free trial for 30 days but if I do decide to get one which one do I get?? There's Photoshop Elements, lightroom, etc

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