Slab Serif with Drop Shade
Welcome back. I hope you had fun with that last one. Um, next we're going to go back to a saref, and this time we're going to do specifically a slab saref. Um, so we're going to do a slab saref and we're going to add a drop shade to it, eh? So I'll go over a couple different options that you have for drop shade on and also a quick refresher on what, exactly? A slab serifis versus another kind of surf, so okay, so we got a slab serif with the drop shape. Okay, so slab serif um it's going to be a heavier chunkier saref on dh it's not going to taper the same way other other serves tend to do so if you remember the the day we were doing at the beginning, you know, the easiest thing to do might actually be toe look at the, um, look at the sample alphabets that I provided at the beginning and you can really see the geometric slab is obviously the slab. Sarah first is something like that. Um dedo, which has got much thinner, more delicate. Sarah ifs. So you know, if a regular serif tapers out...
like this, a slab serif would be flat um and your serves khun b is longer is short as you want but generally try and keep in mind the rule that you don't want the weight of your serif to be any heavier than the thinnest line that you have in your letter so since we're doing your sarah ah you may have some fix and thins you may choose to do something that's a little bit more monoline or low contrast which is fine um but if you do choose something with more thinks and thins be sure that you're sarah aren't heavier uh then you're thinnest thins um okay so now let's let's start to have a little bit more fun and we can talk about different ways to dio a drop shade uh so okay so we're gonna start off with our letter form the different options for a drop shade you can have your job shade to be connected to the letter it can have a lot of weight to it or it can be really thin and just be as simple as something like this or okay uh so you're drop shade can almost be like the entire letter form itself has been dropped ah in this case down into the left um you can drop it wherever you like so in this case it's just the simple simple essentially it's like the outline was dropped down into the left and then we're only focusing on where the light would hit it where is with this one it's more solid and the entire form repeats itself not just the edge of the letter um you know you could also go in and you could make the drop shade more prominent I mean you could give it an outline as well friends have important you want that drop shade to be and how much a part of um the the word shape itself you wanted to be um you can drop it of a fair bit further if that's what you want or you can keep it relatively close and snug into the letter um so why don't you go ahead and pick your next word that you're going to do a slab serif with a drop shape, any kind of job shade you like on your slab serve you khun do high contrast low contrast whatever it isthe so I'm going to do the word or racer and I'm going to do that down here and that's going to be my slab saref with a drop shade so if you find that you're having trouble at all figuring out where exactly the drop shade should go if you happen to have some tracing paper of ellen paper around you can always put a piece of paper over um over your first letter form re dried on the tracing paper and then you could always shift it slightly and then you can take a good look at where exactly the drop shades should be falling um that's, always really nice toe have, just as a quick reference when you're first getting started, doing some drop shades on things. Um, but I think you're ready to go, and I will see you in a few when you're done with that prompts.