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    erik ok's Avatar

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    Default faking woodtype/letterpress?

    Wondered if anyone cared to share their methods for "faking" a rather clunky woodtype/letterpress look. I know that the forgery could never be as good as the real thing, but still Im curious how others do it.

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    did you try looking for a font that already exists?
    Fancy > Eroded fonts | dafont.com

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    You can also choose a font you like and outline it. From there, place a distressed image inside the outlines be it a wood pattern or whatever. Works best in InDesign.

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    not really. but font packages dont have the same look as if you use xerox and textures that you make yourself. I can spot those cheap fonts a mile away, i know the gen public can as well. If you cant be genuine, i think its still important to throw in you own inconsistencies when you can.

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    el jefe didn't you put out a book on wood block type or something like that?

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    place a distressed image inside the outlines
    yeah. crumpled paper too.

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    don't fake it!

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    nope.

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    Pick a chunky font. Like maybe Rockwell Extra Bold.

    Find a woodgrain you like. Place it in a layer over the text.

    Switch layers, select outside the text.

    Switch layers and cut away the area.

    Invert it.

    I then ran the stamp filter over it until I got the look I wanted.

    Then overlayed some color over it.


    I'm sure there's a way to create a pattern in PS that does some of these steps for you but I didn't.

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    Does that method work for all letters or only Vs?

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