How to Highlight Block Letters

Block letters are a great way to make your text stand out. There is nothing more eye-catching than an entire paragraph in block lettering! With that being said, do you know how to highlight block letters? Follow the blog post to know how many there are to highlight block letters and the steps you need to do.

How to Highlight Block Letters

The first step to highlighting block letters is to ensure that you have some highlighter pen on hand. You’ll also want a white or light-colored background and an eraser for mistakes. The next thing you need to do is decide what colors you’re going to use this can be anything from green, yellow, pink, orange, or red.

It’s important to keep in mind the colors will bleed into each other, so it might be best if they are all different shades of the same color range since this will help them blend nicely when mixed. Read below to know more!

5 Creative Ways to Highlight Block Letters

1. Fading

This is a really cool effect that can be achieved pretty easily. All you need to do is start in the upper left-hand corner and highlight down about an inch, then bring your pen up and over two inches to the right. Then repeat this all the way across the page. The shading will automatically blend when you start writing!

2. Grading

If you have a hard time with straight lines and want to highlight block letters that fade into each other, another option is grading. This is basically the same as fading, except instead of creating sharp angles where your highlighting leaves off and starts again, you make it softer by making it more gradual.  To do this, you just take your pen and slowly go up and over in the same direction that you would normally shade.

3. Tinting/Coloring In

This is another simple way to highlight block letters, which will make it easier for those who don’t want the mess involved with the first two methods. All you need to do is color in the shapes created by your highlighting with a darker shade of the same color. The only downside here is that you can’t go over it again to make the letters darker, so if you decide to change it up later down the line, you’ll need to start over.

4. Outlining

This method will give your letters more of a 3-D look and is super easy to do. All you need to do is start at the top of your page and draw around each letter, then fill in the extra space by drawing horizontal lines across the letters.

5. Staircase

Outlining an entire paragraph will give it a very cool effect that will make your writing stand out. This is also great because it gives you a chance to play around with your pen and enjoy the process! To create this effect, you will follow the same steps as outlined above, but you’ll want to make sure that your pen completely covers each letter.

Outlining an Entire Paragraph

There are so many ways to highlight block letters and these scratch the surface on what’s possible when it comes to coloring your words. Experiment with others methods and see what works best for you!

Steps To Follow: How to Highlight Block Letters

Step 1:

You will need an eraser. Get a hard one. A soft eraser will not work, but a harder eraser can easily remove the pencil marks.

Step 2:

Next, you will need a pencil. It could be any pencil or even a pen with an ink eraser on the end of it. Make sure the paper is clean and dry.

Step 3:

On the first line, underline all of the letters. For the second line, erase from each letter upwards. For example, if you are erasing a b in the word “if,” you would erase it from the bottom of its body straight up to just before its head. Then you would erase from the bottom of the head straight up to just before its line. And then you would erase from the bottom of that straight up to where it meets the rest of the letter.

Step 4:

The final step is to trace your work carefully, making sure not to go too far over or leave any gaps. If you like how it turned out, you can show your friends or family and maybe even a teacher.

Steps To Follow


The use of block letters can be a great way to make your message stand out. Block letters are the perfect solution. With a little effort, they can be transformed into an eye-catching focal point that will stand out on any event booth or tradeshow floor.

We’ve provided some tips below on how to highlight block letters, so you know exactly what you’ll need to get started with this project. If you have more questions about block lettering and how it relates to marketing, then let us know in the comments section below!

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