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Tips and Tricks: Chalkboard/Blackboard

September 25, 2013


One of the hottest design trends at the moment are designs on chalkboards/blackboards. We’ve seen them everywhere from bars to coffee shops to restaurants. Homemade craft signs and wall art. Chalkboard paint. Faux chalkboard labels. You name it. Digitally speaking, designers are making chalkboard fonts and chalkboard graphics more available.

Check Pinterest for inspiration and ideas.

In this point, we’ve rounded up some interesting tutorials to help you with your own chalkboard greeting card designs. If you have other tutorial suggestions, feel free to leave a link in comments.

Make a Chalkboard (Text) Effect in Photoshop

How to Make a Chalkboard Background in Photoshop

Creating a Chalkboard Effect on Text in Photoshop (video)

Blackboard and Chalk Effect with Gimp

Make Your Own Chalkboards in Gimp

Creating a Chalkboard Effect in Illustrator

Using Vintage Images to Create a Chalkboard Effect in PS

For the Photographers: Make a DIY Faux Slate Chalkboard Photo Background

Have fun!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 25, 2013 10:47 am

    Wow! One of the best postings yet!

  2. September 25, 2013 3:41 pm

    Thank you Corrie! You read my mind … I had just been thinking I needed to go find some links like this to create my own chalkboard effects đŸ™‚ Doreen

  3. September 26, 2013 5:47 pm

    GCU Artist Marcee J. Duggar has this down! Kudos to her on these great creations:

    This is hot for anything wedding related which dovetails in the country, rustic, barnyard wedding theme. You can guarantee we’ll see its popularity soar this holiday season!

    Great stuff Corrie, thanks for chalking this out đŸ˜‰

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