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3D Dingbats by Shirley Kaiser pg 2: Production Graphics with Wendy Peck at webreference.com

3D Dingbats: Dingbats and Creativity

Dingbat font by Gab's Graphics 3D version of Dingbat font, © by Shirley E. Kaiser, M.A., 2000

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3D version of Dingbat font with perpsective shadow, © by Shirley E. Kaiser, M.A., 2000

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Made with 'eShopper' dingbat font, by Gabrielle Gaither, Gab's Graphics.

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Made with 'Art Supplies' dingbat font, by Jeff Levine, Jeff's Fonts and Dingbats.
(Made for WebsiteTips.com Design and Layout section)

Can dingbat fonts provide inspiration? Absolutely! Unleash your imagination, play, and let's have some fun! We're not asking for Renoir here, but Renoir also started somewhere, right?

You don't need to be an artist to create some gorgeous images. Dingbat fonts are often used for small stylistic icons, adding interest or a visual descriptions to links. While they have a terrific purpose for that, let's take them out of that single role as flat, one-dimensional characters and transform them into breathtaking, living, 3D images, lifting off the page, and attracting attention.

Your Web page or other document will be catapulted to a new level by opening yourself up to new possibilities, by exploring, playing and having fun with dingbat fonts. Using Photoshop 6 and Alien Skin Eye Candy, you can create some eye-popping images.

The journey into bringing dingbat fonts to life can apply to many creative endeavors and is not at all restricted to working with dingbat fonts. My goal is to help get your creative juices flowing and spur you on to expand your horizons and make new and exciting discoveries.

We'll also build on a few of Wendy Peck's previous tutorials,
especially Dingbats: Design Elements to Go, her latest column, Into the Shadows: Isn't a Shadow a Shadow? and Photoshop Layers: The Freedom Tool.

To explore the world of dingbat fonts, check out WebsiteTips.com's Fonts section or the Production Graphics Resources Fonts and Dingbats section.

   
 

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3D Dingbats Tutorial Index

3D Dingbats: Bringing a Dingbat to Life
Dingbats and Creativity
Preparing for Effects
Photoshop Shadow Tricks
Photoshop 6 Satin Layer Style
More Gradient Effects
Perspective Shadows with Eye Candy

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Created: November 10, 2000
Revised: November 10, 2000