How to Add Swashes to Fonts in Photoshop

Calligraphy Font with Swashes |

I recently released a new, messy calligraphy font called Hollyhock. I also wanted to give it some edginess and some fun little swashes so I included the free swashes font to go with it as well.

Here are just a few of the pretty extra swashes, swirls, lines. ink spots, arrows, and doodles included! In fact, the swashes and doodles are FREE! You can get them here. I know, pretty awesome! Maybe you can use them in your next design project.

How to Add Swashes to Fonts in Photoshop |

But how do you add these little pretties to the Hollyhock font? Photoshop to the rescue! Here’s how to Add Swashes to Fonts in Photoshop… or at least how to add the Hollyhock Ornaments swashes. I’ve tried to keep this tutorial brief, but if you have any questions, just ask away in the comments below. Oh, and make sure you download the free Hollyhock Ornaments font below!


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14 thoughts on “How to Add Swashes to Fonts in Photoshop

  1. I just wanted to say: THANK YOU!!! (passes out from sheer happiness) Haha. I was looking longingly at the pricey Cezanne Swashes until I found your site. You and your site are a Godsend! ^_^

  2. Sooo love this font, thank you. I was wondering how to find the difference between the tame and wild capital letters?

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