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Christopher Bagnall
Adding bookend style to text.
on Mar 3, 2006 at 6:12:13 am

I'm trying to add these little whisps to a webpage I'm designing. I don't know the name of them but you can follow this link to see what I'm talking about. It's at the end of the man's name.

http://www.robertallenvideo.com/index.htm

Thanks


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Timothy Kurkoski
Re: Adding bookend style to text.
on Mar 3, 2006 at 6:30:51 pm

There are a couple of ways to do it:

1. There are fonts that include these types of characters. Sometimes that's all the fonts are. Wingdings and Webdings are classic examples. I have a font called Carta (no idea where it came from) that only does road map symbols. Poke around in your fonts and see what you have.

2. Photoshop's Shape tool comes with a load of default bookend shapes. Make sure to load the Ornaments shape library, which is pretty much just bookend shapes. I'm sure you can find other shapes out there, and Illustrator probably has a bunch, too.


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Jim Kanter
Re: Adding bookend style to text.
on Mar 7, 2006 at 2:51:16 pm

The typographic term for these shapes is "ornaments."

As Tim wrote, many fonts ('bat and 'ding fonts in particular)include ornamental shapes.

Jim Kanter,
Digital Film Institute
http://www.dfilminst.com


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