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Typewriter Fonts

Typewriter fonts are a popular choice on many scrapbook pages. They are usually easily readable and are available in many different styles, like grungy, aged, messy, clean, modern, and even “hand drawn type”.

Favourite Typewriter Fonts

There are many, many typewriter fonts available. Here are a few of my go-to favourites, and most of them are free:

Type Tricks

On a real typewriter, the letters would be slightly pressed into the paper by the machine. One way to mimic this digitally is by using the pillow emboss style in Photoshop.

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Paper by Katie the Scrapbook Lady from The Daily Digi’s My Life At Play kit

The effect is subtle, but adds a touch more realism by placing the text on the paper and not “floating” above it. It can be made more or less prominent, depending on your personal preference. For the example, I used the following settings:

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Tip: Adjust the opacity of the highlights/shadows to suit the paper and the font.

You can also use the steps outlined in Fonts Don’t Float, which is my number one most-used The Daily Digi tip.

Inspiration

Let’s take a look at how typewriter fonts are used by some very talented scrappers in the galleries. (Note: The pages below are linked to their gallery locations with credits.)

OFF-SET LINES: I love how the lines of journaling on this page by Angie4b1g are off-set.

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PART OF THE TITLE: Ultracoolmama used a typewriter font as part of her title work, in addition to her journaling text.

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ON A TAB: Putting typewriter fonts on tabs is a fun touch!

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ON JOURNALING STRIPS: Tronesia put her journaling on little strips. To give the paper a hand-cut look, the edges can be adjusted using the skew tool under the edit menu in Photoshop.

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I hope you have fun journaling with typewriter fonts! Happy scrapping!

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