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a tutorial about making your own font

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      • keisukechankeisukechan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Photoshop really isn't a good program to design typefaces in anyways. Most modern typefaces use vector bases so that they are scalable. Illustrator is a much better environment for typeface development (or specialized font development programs). That being said, to actually export to a .ttf or .otf format is rather difficult without specialized software like FontLab (which is not free). The actual design of a typeface could be addressed, but not the translation into a usable font file.

      • shaknovskshaknovsk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with zachlebar, but this kind of tutorial could be possible in a different website. Like he said, Photoshop isn't free.

      • zachlebarzachlebar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        true, a free font program tutorial would be nice, but guys, Photoshop isn't free. I don't have any problem with free Photoshop tutorials, and obviously neither do you. What I'd like to see is a series geared to the theorys and design principals behind good typography, as well as how specifically to do it. Maybe even a typotuts site?

      • LBrotherLBrother commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @texas_23:
        That's correct! The tutorial is for free, so we expect free practices.

      • texas_23texas_23 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i would also be very interested in reading such an article. but it must be based on non-commercial font programmes. otherwise its worthless

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