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Royal Proclamation illuminated font

Royal Proclamation illuminated font


You can type illuminated caps!

The Royal Proclamation font is an illuminated capitals font, intended for drop caps and other dramatic initials. It might appear complicated to set up, as there are up to 8 layers involved in producing a full-color character, but it really requires only different colors and italics, etc., of the desired letter. And the effects are spectacular! With Royal Proclamation, you can type your text with nothing more than a word processor and get elaborate effects, no graphics software needed.

Letters A, B, and C in Royal ProclamationYou can, of course, just use the basic font. It's quite nice on its own, especially for interior pages of rulebooks and the like. You'll see some examples to the right. But you can take advantage of the layers to produce results like you see above. There is no other font on the market that lets you do this without having to use graphics software to achieve the multi-colored result.

You can use Royal Proclamation for in-game handouts, of course. It's also great for store and club award certificates, gift certificates, and similar items, for mundane stores as well as game and hobby stores. It's great for making signs, using on the covers of things, and more.

The R in the example looks complicated, but it's actually really, really easy to do. It's really just RRRrR@r set, of course, in a large size. The manual includes a complete explanation, with pictures, of how to build an illuminated capital of any complexity you want, whether with just the leaves a different color from the main letter or with all eight possible layers.

The manual also includes a convenient chart with the RGB codes for many of the common inks and paints available to medieval scribes, so you can use colors authentic to the period or approximate technology level for your own illuminated letters if you so desire, and of course use them in anything else you might want.

In addition, the package includes the Regular style of Wintertree's font Albrecht, so you have a font suitable for the rest of your text after you've typed the fancy initial capital.

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Clint W January 15, 2020 6:15 am UTC
WonderfuL! This is exactly what I have been Needing! Between this and Dark City, I will be back to doing my illuminated manuscripts in no time! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
I will give you 5 out of 5 stars as soon as they let me review this.
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Jean M January 15, 2020 1:48 pm UTC
Thank you so much for the review! Sales buy my groceries, but reviews like yours feed my soul.

I'm glad you like Dark City, too. I had a ton of fun making that. I'm playing with some ideas for a "Dark City Modern" because city skylines look so awesome at night.
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Clint W January 18, 2020 5:23 am UTC
OOO! I look forward to a Dark City Modern.
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ERic G January 10, 2020 11:12 pm UTC
Purchased but can't find the guide referenced in your product description- are you able to send that to me or post a link here?
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Jean M January 10, 2020 11:22 pm UTC
You should have a file in your download called royal_proclamation.pdf. That's the documentation, with the step-by-step instructions on how to get the color effects.

It's definitely showing it's there on my files page for the title. Double-check if you have that and overlooked it -- if you're sure it's not there, I'll re-upload it just in case.

Update: I just "bought" a copy myself, and there are definitely two files in my download: the zip file with 5 fonts (four of RoyalProc itself plus Albrecht), and the PDF with the documentation.
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ERic G January 10, 2020 11:44 pm UTC
Nevermind! Saw that it's a separate link, thought it was within zip- thanks!
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Jean M January 11, 2020 2:06 am UTC
Great! I thought it had to be around there somewhere. If you have any questions about using it, feel free to ask.
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January 08, 2020 3:12 pm UTC
Beautiful idea; will this color layering work on Mac, on Mac Pages?
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Jean M January 08, 2020 3:27 pm UTC
It should. It's just a conventional TrueType font -- .otf format, to be exact -- so it ought to work normally on anything that can handle TrueType/OpenType.
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Jean M January 09, 2020 9:30 pm UTC
Update: I confirmed that it does indeed work properly on the Mac. Just tried it out in TextEdit. I was certain it did, since I've tested DarkCity which uses the same kinds of spacing tricks, but you can never be too sure.

Thanks for buying the font!
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