A Flourish Is No Lasso

A flourish is no lasso: In the world of design, the flourish is a stroke of finesse, an embellishment that dances around letters, transforming them into works of art. But it's important to remember that a flourish is not a lasso. It doesn't seek to limit, but rather...

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Circled Flourishes

Circled Flourishes: The power of flourishes - how to create circled flourishes with text - including a detailed process Typography can be the silent storyteller to convey emotions, evoke moods, and even define brands. In this realm of artistic expression, flourishes...

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The Magic Wave

The Magic Wave: Beautiful flourishes look sometimes like a magic wave, when they transform plain text into an enchanting visual experience. Of course it has to be well made, not every piece of flourished art gives me that impression. Learning about flourishes more...

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The Oval Form

The oval form: The oval form holds a significant role in the art of flourishes. It's a fundamental shape that provides a basis for many elegant and dynamic flourishes and also for many letters. Before we dive into a list of several reasons, why ovals have this...

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The Art Of Flourishes

The Art of Flourishes + Tutorial: Beautiful Flourishes enhance the elegance and style of your writing, whether it's a letter, word, quote, or longer text. Similarly adding flourishes can give an extra touch of flair and transform your writing into a work of art....

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The Flourish Cloud Technique

The Flourish Cloud: When I first started writing, I was amazed at the beauty that could be achieved with flourishes, especially those that looked like a cloud of flourishes. Paul Antonio, the great teacher of calligraphy, calls them "Compound Ellipses", which is a...

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How To Add Flourishes To Fonts

How to add flourishes to fonts: Adding flourishes to fonts is a creative way to decorate your text. I show you different methods to do it depending on your experience with flourishes and software. Before we look at the practical solutions, I would like to mention the...

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Flourishes and Vectors

Flourishes and Vectors: Visualise your flourishes with Vectors Flourishes and vectors are not naturally related, because beautiful curves is an analog work. Vectors are digital handles in software. Bringing these two elements together, can be a powerful connection....

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Fascination for flourishes

Fascination for flourishes: What makes flourishes so charming? Looking backwards i kind of understand why I have a fascination for flourishes. When I was growing up, I collected stickers, coins from different countries, logos on any surface or pins and badges. I was...

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Learn How To Flourish

Learn how to flourish: Flourishes in calligraphy involve mastering the art of graceful and decorative curves, possibly paired with letters. It can feel overwhelming to learn how to flourish, especially when you are just starting out. From my experience, I can tell you...

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