This tutorial will show you how to make doodle letters. If you’ve ever wanted to create your own custom doodle letters then you’re in the right place. I’ll go over each step in detail and show you how to make doodle letters on your own with Inkscape.
You will need to download and install Inkscape on your computer to make doodle letters like these. Inkscape is totally free to use and it’s a safe download. Here is a link to download and here is a video tutorial to show you how to get it all set up.
Picking a font
To make doodle letters you first need to start with an existing font. You’ll want to choose a font that is kind of chunky to start off with. I get all my fonts from CreativeFabrica. The video below will show you how to choose the perfect font and this link will let you choose as many fonts as you want for just $1. (If you get an all access membership to CF you can download unlimited fonts, SVG files, Sublimation images and anything else CF has to offer for free after paying your monthly membership fee. With my code you’ll get your first month for $1 and then just $19/month after that. This membership is usually $29/month so that’s a pretty good discount)
How to make doodle letters
Now that you have your font selected it’s time to turn it into doodle letters. The video will go into more detail but here are the basics: First, type in the word you want to turn into doodle letters. Next, turn off the fill and add a stroke. This look will be the basic look of your doodle letters. Now you will need to turn your word into a path so you can break the letters apart and place them exactly where you want them. Make some letters larger and some smaller. Maybe rotate some…just play with it until it looks good to you.
Add the extras
Once you have your word looking how you want it you can add some extras like and additional outlines, stitch marks, or swirls. Again, the video will show you how to do this in detail. To make the additional outlines you’ll just duplicate the original letter, lower the stroke and resize/rotate it. If you want to add stitch marks you’ll use the Bezier tool. If you want to add swirls then you’ll use the calligraphy pen tool.
Save your design
When you’re all done it’s time to save your design. Inkscape will let you save it as a png so that it can be transferred into any other design you want. Just follow the steps in the video and you’re good to go. If you want to see how to fill doodle letters with a pattern I have this tutorial on how to do it.