You can add swash endings to your scripts if
your design software program allows node editing. I use Corel Draw.
Most of the script fonts from Signfonts.com
already contain an extra 13 letter swash alphabet ArtType
Extra, but you may want to add a swash to other letters, or other scripts.
If you plan to cut your image in vinyl you
will have to convert to curve and weld anyway. The rest is just a matter
of deleting and manipulating a few nodes on the end of your word.
1. The word "Atlantic", in
Speedway script, is converted to curve and welded.
2. In the node edit mode, delete all nodes
between the end of the tail on the "c" and the spot where the
swash will begin. Leave 2 nodes at the end. In Corel you can delete a node
by double clicking it.
3. Change the nodes at the end and at the beginning
of the swash to smooth. In Corel you can do this by right clicking
the node and select "smooth". After you have done this you are
ready to move the end nodes to their new location. You can experiment with
this, trying different locations.
4. With the nodes smoothed you can extend
or contract the secondary node to make the lines more graceful. The secondary
nodes will appear when you click once on the node.
With just a little practice, it won't take
long to get the hang of it. You can even try other changes to your script
words like extending the cross on the lower case "t".