I have put the links to all the fonts at the end of the article – they should all be free for personal use, but may not be free for commercial use.
I use these fonts when I’m doing photography and I need to make it look like there was writing on a chalkboard without actually writing on a chalkboard. Here are a few recent examples:
You can see that in these images, the text doesn’t look as perfect and bright white as the fonts do on the image at the top of this post.
This article will explain how I make it look more like real chalkboard writing.
Step 1 – Pick a font and write text
Step 2 – Transform/rotate your text to match orientation of chalkboard (Ctl+T)
Step 3 – Pick a slightly off-white colour. Pure white is too bright & perfect
Step 4 – Turn the layer opacity down to 50%
Step 5 – Make a copy of the text layer and open the layer style window. Select ‘outer glow’ and mess around with the opacity & size sliders until it looks how you want it.
Step 6 – Create a layer mask on each of the text layers, and with a soft brush, slowly remove some of the text so that it looks smudged or worn off.
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