Font Love: Carolyna Pro Black

Carolyna Pro Black is the “bolder sibling of Carolyna Pro. It is an elegant, yet whimsically handwritten calligraphy font that was created with readability in mind. It uses open-type features to assist with letter flow and to give each creation that modern, hand-lettered touch.” This font has over 1000 characters, with many beautiful swashes…love. I may overuse this font, but only because I love it so much!

Carolyna Pro Black

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5 thoughts on “Font Love: Carolyna Pro Black

    • Hi Stephanie,

      What program are you using with this font? If it’s an Adobe product you can access all the swashes and different letter options in the glyphs panel! Let me know if you have any questions!

      • Thank goodness I found you! Ha!

        I just downloaded the font and I’m having the same problem. I can only get the basic lettering to work. I’m using PS5 and I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to glyphs or really any type of font stuff. Any help would be wonderful! I would love to know more about how to access all the glyphs, too!

        Thanks!!

      • Natalie,

        I don’t know if this will help or if I’m even explaining everything correctly but here goes!My understanding of fonts in PS is that if it’s an Open Type font then you can play around with the different swash options a little more. For this font (and others), you’ll want to type something out, then highlight the letter you’d like to change. Open your Character palette from the Window pull down menu. You’ll see the name of the font, options for leading, tracking, kerning, etc. Then at the bottom are some single character symbols (T T TT, etc). Below that are some options you can click through for adjusting the swashes. The first one is the Standard Ligatures, then Contextual Alternates, Discretionary Ligatures, Swash, Old Style, Stylistic Alternates, Tilting Alternates, Ordinals, and Fractions. If you are able to make any adjustments the color of those symbols will be white (if it’s greyed out then you don’t have the option with that font). With the letter highlighted that you’d like to change, just start clicking through the different options to see the changes, you might see one swash options with the Swash selected, then another one with Tilting Alternatives. Good Luck!

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