Creating fancy script text without using a font


I am looking to create a site for a musician so some eye catching logo for their band is in order. I want to just do a script type, calligraphy type, if you will, version of the band name. I'm fairly good with Photoshop, but I haven't done anything like this and can't find any tutorials. I'm probably not wording the question correctly, so the picture below is an example of what i'm trying to achieve. It's not just a font, it's like calligraphy on a computer.

Any ideas on how to do something like this? Like I said, I may not be typing in the right search terms to find what I want so if this has been asked or a tutorial is out there, if you could kindly point me to that, I would be very grateful.


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11/25/2013 8:48:00 PM

Accepted Answer

One good way to get this type of design, is to get your self a big sheet of paper (A1) and a big square nibbed marker (1cm width or more), then draw out the letters with your whole arm - not wrist. This enables you to be free and fluid with your letters. Once you have a few variations, then take a piccy with your phone, then load into Illustrator and get inking with the pen tool (other tools are available).

11/25/2013 9:35:00 PM