This week, Kim showed us how to make any font look like a chalk drawing based on a tutorial by SN Fontaholic. I've been looking forward to this lesson since I started the class in April. That's one benefit of being so far behind--I have a little more time to process the lessons and let ideas percolate through ... Work has been hectic lately--Most days there is so much to do, I'm not sure what to do first. I actually wrote the word "Focus" on a post-it note and stuck it to the desk to help me zero in on what I need to be doing.
For the Frilly Focus Chalkboard above, I followed Kim's recipe and the Fontaholic tutorial pretty faithfully. The font is Chalk-Hand-Lettering-Shaded. When I got to the Sketch-Charcoal/Chalk Filter Layer, it gave me unexpected (but still pleasing) results. Unless you had black chalk, I'm not sure how you'd get an actual real-life chalkboard to come out like this.
Colleen Ray's modified recipe to get a chalkboard effect. She used the Dissolve blend mode for one of the layers. I could have done more with the layer mask to erase bits and pieces, but it was difficult to make it look natural, so I gave up on that part of the lesson.