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  1. #1
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    Default Drop Cap February 2014

    The letter for this month is E

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    Default Re: Drop Cap February 2014

    Carrying on from where I left off in January, another floral font, Petitfleur, which also has a snowy background.
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    Default Re: Drop Cap February 2014

    I like those Bob. The floral and very ornate ones seem to be what I like best.
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    Default Re: Drop Cap February 2014

    Here are a couple more, the second one I'm not sure if I like or not, anyway it was made using two fonts leafy glade and leafy shade plus some other fooling around.

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    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Drop Cap February 2014

    I like the second one, Larry. Perhaps the green/yellow purple combination is a tad cycledelic but it's nice.
    I had to use Guardian Egyptian Headline Bold (, $, ) at some stage during the Drop Cap Challenge. It's extremely pricey at $2,000.00 for the Guardian collection, but I managed to convince myself that $50.00 wasn't too much for the single font. I think the uppercase "E" is a masterpiece.
    Here I used just the Contour Tool, set to inner contour at 100 steps. I converted the result to editable shapes and ungrouped it all. I selected the innermost contour and coloured it white. This innermost contour had 4 separate areas, which I individually sliced so that I could apply 4 different feathering settings to get the highlights, to make the result resemble old gold (or caramel, if you prefer).
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    Default Re: Drop Cap February 2014

    Good work Bob. Interesting how you went about doing that one. Man O Man that was a pricy font, I hope you get good use out of it and it pays off in the long run. While I have bought a few fonts I always feel guilty because being retired I just do this for fun. Thank you for your comment about mine, I can't help but wonder if the color combinations should have been different particularly the darkest color. Oh well that's how we learn, at least I do, try and try again, some work and some don't work so well.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Drop Cap February 2014

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    Font Ornamental Verrsals converted to editable shapes, ungrouped twice, break shapes. The resulting black blob was moved to side, sected the whole bunch and added shapes then colored an aqua and put to back. The other parts were worked on somewhat to remove some bumps and spurious points and given a linear fill. Both this and the aqua were then aligned, and if I remember correctly the linear filled shape was given a 1 pt black line.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Drop Cap February 2014

    here a simple cap
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    Default Re: Drop Cap February 2014

    Interesting Ankhor, that's really different. Good job. As usual you guys are coming through in spectacular fashion and putting my Megan efforts to shame. Still I an proud of the ones I did. In particular I really like the looks of the last one it kind of looks Art Deco.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Drop Cap February 2014

    Yep it does, I think it is your best one to date.
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