Month of Sundays: L

Thanks for following along with the Month of Sundays Drop Cap Project! For our twelfth round:

Drop Cap-L

Drop Cap Displays12

Creating the Letter


  1. Create a new document in Adobe Illustrator.
  2. Using the type tool, create your letter. Choose a color and make the font Sunday Best Plain No Frills.
  3. In the layer palette, duplicate the letter four times in place. (File > Copy; File > Paste in Front) You should now have five identical layers with the same letter.
  4. Each layer is as follows, from bottom to top: (Each its own color)
      • Sunday Best Plain Shadow Sketch – Stylistic Set 1
      • Sunday Best Plain Shadow Simple – Stylistic Set 1
      • Sunday Best Plain No Frills
      • Sunday Best Plain Artisan – Stylistic Set 1
      • Sunday Best Plain Embellished Jeweled – Stylistic Set 1
  5. Select the Embellished Jeweled type layer and expand it (Right click > Create Outlines). You can now make each little “jewel” a different color.
  6. Done!


  • Use the OpenType palette (Window > Type > Opentype) to enable Stylistic Sets/Alternates.

OpenType SA

  • Another way to do this is to use the Glyphs palette (Window > Type > Glyphs).

Thanks for following along! If you want, you can download the drop cap as a high-resolution PNG file. Sunday Best will be on sale on Etsy for a limited time! Enter coupon code SUNDAYBEST65 at checkout until August 1, 2014 to purchase Sunday Best for 65% off.

You can also check out Sunday Best on Creative Market, $25 until May 1, 2014.

All placeholder text is taken from the King James Version of the Bible and represents my personal beliefs. Lorem ipsum, while the industry standard, does not. This downloadable drop cap is covered under the Ornaments of Grace Basic EULA.

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