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The Infidel
11-02-07, 12:10 AM
I've looked all over and can't find anything that says what the font is that's used for the LOLcats pics that have been circulating. You know the font...it's the simple white letters with black borders. I don't know if it's an actual font style, or something that's found in Photoshop or what. I don't have Photoshop, so I wouldn't know.

Anyway, I was just wondering what the font is. Thanks.

E. Honda
11-02-07, 12:24 AM
Arial Black or Impact

http://www.nametagmuseum.com/lolcat.jpg

Usually all caps with a black outline.

and lest you forget how:

http://speaklolcat.com/

The Infidel
11-02-07, 12:50 AM
How do you do the black outline? Most of the pics I've seen have a really thick outline to the font.

E. Honda
11-02-07, 01:09 AM
Most times you just apply the Stroke filter or a drop shadow to the text.

The Infidel
11-02-07, 01:18 AM
Did I mention I don't have Photoshop? I don't remember seeing any of those things in Paint.

E. Honda
11-02-07, 01:58 AM
Just use the automated generator:

http://kscakes.com/LolCats/

Does it all for you.

http://www.nametagmuseum.com/lolcat2.jpg

The Infidel
11-02-07, 02:18 AM
Ah. Ok.

AGuyNamedMike
11-02-07, 05:20 AM
http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/lolcats-funny-pictures-dingo-has-my-baby.jpg

For some reason this one made me loller.

Venusian
11-02-07, 08:14 AM
Go to the source of all knowledge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolcat

These images usually consist of a photo of a cat with a large caption characteristically formatted in an uppercase sans serif font such as Impact or Arial Black.

Charlie Goose
11-02-07, 09:50 AM
http://kscakes.com/LolCats/Uploads/Saved/yaphett-kotto-approves-of-lolcats.jpg

Kittydreamer
11-02-07, 10:14 AM
:lol:
<a href="http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/11/01/dad-hey-dad-dad-dad-hey-dad/"><img src="http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress.com/files/2007/10/lolcats-funny-pictures-hey-dad.jpg" alt="lolcats and funny pictures" /></a><br />moar<a href="http://icanhascheezburger.com">funny pictures</a>

The Infidel
11-02-07, 10:23 AM
Go to the source of all knowledge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolcat

These images usually consist of a photo of a cat with a large caption characteristically formatted in an uppercase sans serif font such as Impact or Arial Black.
I already did that, but like I've said a couple times now, my main question was how to get the black outline around the font. I was already aware the font was either Arial Black or Impact. I can't duplicate the black outline.

devilshalo
11-02-07, 11:30 AM
If you're using Paint, I suggest trying to type in a larger point in black and overlay a smaller point in white.

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/2853/omgec1.jpg

Numanoid
11-02-07, 11:33 AM
Perfect spelling?! I see the standards are already breaking down. -ohbfrank-

The Infidel
11-02-07, 11:45 AM
I think my best bet is to just use one of the generators mentioned previously.

shoppingbear
11-02-07, 12:06 PM
:lol:

<a href="http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/11/01/dad-hey-dad-dad-dad-hey-dad/"><img src="http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress.com/files/2007/10/lolcats-funny-pictures-hey-dad.jpg" alt="lolcats and funny pictures" /></a><br />moar<a href="http://icanhascheezburger.com">funny pictures</a>
rotfl :lol: I saw that one yesterday, I was going to send it to my Dad for his birthday today. :lol:

Charlie Goose
11-02-07, 12:12 PM
rotfl :lol: I saw that one yesterday, I was going to send it to my Dad for his birthday today. :lol:
http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/nom-nom-nom.jpg

JasonF
11-02-07, 12:21 PM
Some of my favorite recent ones:

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/lolcats-funny-pictures-tv-show-the-view.jpg

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/lolcat-funny-picture-moderator1.jpg

http://www.thecheezburgerfactory.com//completestore/128374785565045000IMINURPUBDR.jpg

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/lolcat-funny-picture-found-pills-ate-eat.jpg

Kittydreamer
11-02-07, 12:23 PM
BIG kitteh
<a href="http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/11/01/iz-mai-pool-u-no-swim-herrr/"><img src="http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress.com/files/2007/10/funny-picture-tiger-pool-swim.jpg" alt="funny pictures" /></a><br />moar<a href="http://icanhascheezburger.com">funny pictures</a>

The Infidel
11-02-07, 12:38 PM
I think I found a decent generator:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/The_Infidel/lolcat9332997.jpg

The Infidel
11-02-07, 12:57 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/The_Infidel/lolcat6611014.jpg

La Bella Rose
11-02-07, 02:42 PM
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Jeremy517
11-02-07, 03:17 PM
<img src="http://www.chartrand.org/jeremy517/chaircat.jpg">

beencrazier
11-02-07, 03:41 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^lol^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

MercWithMouth
07-17-10, 07:06 AM
I think I found a decent generator:

img dot .photobucket.com/albums/v224/The_Infidel/lolcat9332997.jpg

I really liked this particular LolCat picture!

And I was also rather impressed by the font that you used.

You said that you had used a "decent generator" to make the LolCat picture.
Which generator, and what it's Web URL?

I'd be terribly grateful if you let me know.

crazyronin
07-17-10, 07:16 AM
How do you do the black outline? Most of the pics I've seen have a really thick outline to the font.

The font is Impact.

In GIMP you would:

Input text

>Text to Path

>Stroke Path

Argh. Busted by zombie thread bump and late night!

TomOpus
07-17-10, 08:37 AM
Stroking your path late at night? d'oh

jfoobar
07-17-10, 09:00 AM
Stroking your path late at night? d'oh

With "The Gimp" no less.

TomOpus
07-17-10, 09:03 AM
Good point :lol:

MercWithMouth
07-19-10, 02:41 AM
The font is Impact.

In GIMP you would:

Input text

>Text to Path

>Stroke Path

Argh. Busted by zombie thread bump and late night!

Hmmm.
I actually only have Paint.NET.
Is there a way to do it in that software?

Also, what does "stroke" function mean? I've heard of it before.

crazyronin
07-19-10, 04:42 AM
I don't know that Paint.NET has vector (which you would need to stroke path.) If it does, it is usually under the "Edit" heading.

chuckd21
07-19-10, 10:00 AM
Like this:

http://i32.tinypic.com/ixqbsl.jpg

kmac2878
07-19-10, 11:47 AM
If you're using Paint, I suggest trying to type in a larger point in black and overlay a smaller point in white.

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/2853/omgec1.jpg

Awesome :lol:

MercWithMouth
07-22-10, 02:19 PM
So, it's a LolCat FaceOff, eh?

Here's my entry:

ht**tp:/**/i.imgur.c**om/grC5W**.png

(you might have to manually input the URL cuz the site-security won't let me.)

Stop by OMGItsANinja dahot come sometime if you like. :)
I'm the site admin, too.

chuckd21
07-22-10, 03:20 PM
Uh...