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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Playing with Fonts

Besides good photos, few elements energize a scrapbook page more immediately than contrasting type—two fonts that are distinctly different from each other. Contrast adds visual interest, and it helps guide the eye through the layout.
The quickest way to create type contrast is through size variance. By choosing one word to emphasize in the title and dramatically increasing (or decreasing) its size, you create a title that is instantly engaging.
By changing a few key words to a bolder version of the typeface, you create an interesting contrast on your page. Combining fonts with different styles creates subtle yet striking contrast.
I love to do that with titles:
It also works for body text: like turtles below:

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