This is a tutorial for lettering in inkscape. I hope that it works well enough for you. I wanted to do this in youtube, but my screen capture software didn't want to jive with me, so I had to go with this. No big deal I guess.
Get inkscape here: [link]
For those who don't know what inkscape is, it's a nice little vectoring program that I use as an open source alternative to Illustrator. I never was able to use illustrator very well, but if you have illustrator, I don't think I'd suggest using inkscape over it, but it has proven to be a very handy and easy to use vector art program and it has served me obscenely well.