The “Overlapping Letter” Trick

Here’s a cool trick to make “overlapping letters” with Laughingbird’s graphic design software:

The other day, in the private Laughingbird Software Group, (just ask to join… we’d love to have you) a question was posted about merging two letters together with having the overlap a different color (see my screenshot). 

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So after thinking it over for a bit, I decided to make a video on how to do this.
It came out pretty slick – check it out and see what you think. 

Make sure to watch the video FULL SCREEN and in HD for the full awesome power of YouTube.

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Comments on The “Overlapping Letter” Trick

  1. Rusty says:

    Very cool combo. I have another problem that is related. I’m not very good at manipulating the letters of two different styles. It’s for a digital magazine called VintageWest. I’m trying to take the V as a lacy scripty vintage look and bump it tight against a Old West W with carved leather -look. Sometimes my vision just outclasses my ability. Got any ideas? I’m still searching for a carved-leather W out there in cyberspace.

    1. Hi Rusty!

      Hmmmm…. that can be tricky, but easy 🙂

      Create one letter in the font you like. Set the color, shading … etc.
      Now, choose DUPLICATE ELEMENT from the options menu.

      Now you should be able to change the font of your new letter but keep the same color and size.

      Move them both together and boom! there you go! 🙂

  2. Rufus says:

    Very nicely done.

  3. Awesome as always … your customer support is Top Rate 5* Thank you

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