Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Shadowed A

I'm trying to do a drop-shadow in Inkscape, but not any old drop-shadow... it's be easy to use Gimp... or perhaps not for the effect I'm looking for. This tutorial comes close but what I'm after is something like narrow boat sign-writing; An almost 3D effect where each letter is flat face towards us but has been extruded from below - if you see what I mean?

I've bought a lovely typeface called Modesto Expanded that would work a treat but just now I've no joy finding an example of the effect I want except the Grace Darling image on the Vimart Signwriting site.