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Tutorials & Videos



buttongreenLHF Contributor, Dave Correll discusses Layout
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The way his letters balance each other is a testament to his layout skills and understanding of contrast. In 2016, I had the opportunity to visit him at his shop. Here's what he had to say about layout.
buttongreenLHF Contributor, Dave Correll discusses fonts
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In 2015 or 2016, I met with Dave Correll at his sign shop in Minnesota. In this video, he is discussing his first font.
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Chuck Davis shows you the secret to using Adobe Illustrator's Warp Effect on layered fonts.
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Chuck Davis shows you how to get the most out of the LHF Counselor font set.
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Patrick Kalange & the journey of a letter from initial sketch to finished font. Featuring LHF Nugget.
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Denise Bayers shows how easy it is to create vector fade effects in Adobe Illustrator CS6, using her font LHF Scarlet Script.
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In this short video Patrick Kalange shows you how easy it is to add a decorative swash to the end of your lettering using our LHF Flash Script font set.
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Patrick Kalange shows how he uses Adobe Illustrator's pen tool to draw a vector letter for his font LHF Iron Lace.
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Patrick Kalange shows you how to use his free Photoshop Smart Object to create eye-catching gold effects using any font.
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Patrick Kalange shows you how to use our LHF Black Rose Script fonts to create a quick shadow effect.
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Chuck Davis shows you how to create an easy, yet effective spatter effect for text using Adobe Photoshop CS5.
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10 inspiring designs from talented designers.
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10 inspiring designs from talented designers.
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Patrick Kalange demonstrates how to create a vintage design in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop using LHF Elixir by Mark Searfoss.
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Patrick Kalange demonstrates how to use his new multi-part font LHF Carnivàle using Adobe Illustrator CS5.
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Patrick Kalange demonstrates how to access LHF Tributary's many character variations using Adobe Photoshop and BabelMap.
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Charles Borges de Oliveira demonstrates how to design an effective layout using his LHF Desire font with it's many character variations in Adobe Illustrator CC.
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Using Adobe Illustrator CS5, Patrick Kalange shows how to properly use the inset and shadow features of LHF Timberlodge 2.
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Using Adobe Illustrator, Patrick Kalange shows you how to convert text to vector outlines using the fonts LHF Stanford Script and LHF Conclave.
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Using CorelDRAW, Patrick Kalange shows you how to convert text to vector curves (outlines) using the font LHF Red Sable Script.
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Corey Lewis uses LHF Monogram Oval to demonstrate how to easily create 3D letters in Adobe Illustrator.
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Erik Winther shows you how to create a fast and easy way to make text look like polished gold.
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Erik Winther demonstrates how to easily distress text in Adobe Photoshop.
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Kaitlin Sims demonstrates how to create unique and eye-catching 3D block shadows in Adobe Photoshop.
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Kaitlin Sims demonstrates how to use the LHF Convecta font set to create this quick and eye-catching effect. This tutorial can be used with any of our prismatic fonts.
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Kaitlin Sims demonstrates the problems with rotating text in Photoshop and then shows you the correct method to use when placing text on an angle.
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In depth tutorial for creating chrome effects with LHF Boston Truckstyle without using any third-party plugins.
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This tutorial explains how to use the revolutionary 5 part prismatic font set to create completely vector 3D effects.
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An easy method for creating highlights in Photoshop using the LHF Menace font.
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What makes a good design? What makes people want to read your sign? Chuck Davis compares the good, the bad and the ugly.
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Don't hammer that bolt! Choosing the right font for the task at hand is like choosing the right tool. Simple tips for selecting the best font. (PDF)
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Tom Kennedy shows us an easy Photoshop method for recreating the etching style used on old letterheads and stock certificates, using the font LHF Billhead.
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Rich Marazsky demonstrates an easy way to create a vector wood effect using the LHF Lonerider font.
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Chuck Davis shows you why negative space is crucial to readability.
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In this short 4 part series, Patrick Kalange shows the steps he took to create the Bevel (Prismatic) version of the LHF Counselor font set.
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Patrick Kalange shows how to stack multi-part fonts in Adobe Illustrator CS6. Then he shows how to quickly change multiple layers of text, using the "Find and Replace" function.
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Patrick Kalange shows how to use Adobe Illustrator's Layers Panel to stack the various versions of LHF Versatile Bold to create a 3D text effect.
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In this short video, Patrick Kalange shows how to access your font's alternate characters using the Glyph Palette in Adobe Photoshop CC.
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Patrick Kalange shows you how to use his free Smart Object to create chrome text effects easily using LHF Chromeliner.
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Patrick Kalange shows you how he uses FontLab to design an alternate ampersand for his font LHF Iron Lace.
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In this short video Patrick Kalange shows how he uses Adobe Illustrator to add decorative elements to letters in his font LHF Iron Lace.
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Sometimes as designers, we forget that purely informational subcopy must be designed too. In this quick tutorial, Patrick Kalange shows you a few tips for getting information across quickly to the reader.
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Patrick Kalange shows his process for creating the block shadow version of the font LHF Vaudeville, using Adobe Illustrator and FontLab.
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10 inspiring designs from talented designers.
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The elusive John Studden shares his history, insights, and methods on the sign trade and font creation.
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Patrick Kalange demonstrates how to create a design using the alternate characters in the font LHF Old Iron by Steve Contreras.
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Learn how contrast, layout, and the right fonts can help your product attract more attention.
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Letterhead Fonts Project Director Patrick Kalange shares tips and insights on the process of crafting professional typefaces by hand.
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Patrick Kalange demonstrates how to color an LHF Saratoga Panel using the Live Paint Bucket Tool in Adobe Illustrator.
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Now it's easier than ever to find and insert OpenType font special characters, symbols and glyphs in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.
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Patrick Kalange demonstrates the bonus ligatures of LHF Heller's Script and shows how to use the Casual version with the Script version.
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Using the TrueType Font Converter you'll see how to convert PostScript OpenType fonts into TrueType fonts for use in Gerber Omega.
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Using Adobe Illustrator, Witney Ryan designs a simple, yet effective design using the Regular, Shadow and Inset fonts that comprise LHF Royal Crimson.
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Corey Lewis continues his LHF Monogram Oval series by showing us how to add realism to our design using Adobe Photoshop.
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Erik Winther demonstrates how to easily use the LHF Corner Specimens font in Adobe Illustrator to create perfect borders every time.
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LHF Antique Shop is a unique font set comprised of 3 different fonts. This tutorial demonstrates how to get the most out of it.
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Kaitlin Sims demonstrates how to create eye-catching 3D vector block shadows in Adobe Illustrator.
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Kaitlin Sims shows you how to use LHF Ballpark Script with the LHF Ballpark Swash font in Adobe Illustrator.
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Chuck Davis shows you how to create an easy old fashioned effect using the LHF Sinclair Words font in Photoshop.
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Kaitlin Sims demonstrates how to use the LHF Riverboat font set to create a simple lined effect.
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Chuck Davis demonstrates a couple of easy methods for creating smooth fades and old-fashioned line effects in Photoshop.
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Ever wonder how prismatic or convex fonts are created? Here's the secret.
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Use this handy tip for importing various vector elements into Photoshop at the correct size.

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