[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Roughen Your Typography
The Flaws in Type are Important...
The type is rough and imperfect because it's made with imperfect machines. It's made with cheap paper that soaks up ink like a sponge.
The flaws of ink on paper are important. They anchor us to the real world.
Here's an Easy Way to Roughen Your Type in Illustrator
In this infographic, I'll show you how to roughen your typography oh-so-subtly in Adobe Illustrator. It's a simple technique to learn. And once you get it down you'll be amazed how much it can add to your work. Just don't go overboard!
Did I miss something? Share your tips in the comments below!
Check out a video tutorial of this process here.
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