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51 top typography tutorials

34. How to create your own font

Typography tutorials: type on an ipad

In this tutorial (opens in new tab), Yulia Sokolova explains how she created her first font, from drawing the initial design to digitising it and then turning it into a useable font.

35. How to create your own font: 18 top tips

Typography tutorials: drawing on a lightbox

After many years as a graphic designer and type enthusiast, Jamie Clarke decided to try his hand at designing a typeface. In our tutorial on font design he shares some of the insights and practical methods he learned to help you to make your own font. 

36. Create your own 3D typeface

Typography tutorials: making the typeface rig shaded

In another of our tutorials, Jamie Clarke talks through how he created 3D type family Rig Shaded; a layered or ‘chromatic’ typeface that allows you to choose your own style and colour combinations. He explains how he went about it, and shares a number of insights to help get you started making your own 3D type.

37. The rather difficult font game

This game (opens in new tab) takes you through a series of various fonts that you have to name from a choice of four. It may sound easy but it's not. Play it on the desktop or on your iPhone.

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Tom May
Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity (opens in new tab), published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.