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View Full Version : font creation - how?



bazz
09-16-2009, 11:10 PM
I was browsing a big font website last night but couldn't find the font I want. I know a family memeber is a calligrapher and her day=to-day handwriting is text-book stuff :)

So, how can I make my own ttf file? should I photograph each of here letters and then save them as something for later storage in the ttf file? maybe I should draw them in a draw program (perhaps tracing around a gif of her handwriting)?

any tips would be appreciated.

bazz

_Aerospace_Eng_
09-17-2009, 04:38 AM
A quick google of "how to create your own font" yields some results but they cost about 10usd.

bazz
09-17-2009, 07:09 AM
lol, thanks.

I did google it but I wondered if anyone here had some tried methods or something.

bazz

effpeetee
09-17-2009, 09:49 AM
here maybe? (http://www.pimp-my-profile.com/generators/shadow-text.php)

All the caption text in my homesite below is made using this program.
You can get rid of their added text by adding some spaces after your wording and then cropping the piece off.

See here for results. (http://exitfegs.co.uk/pimp1.html)

Frank

bazz
09-17-2009, 11:39 AM
Thanks Frank. That may be useful for something else I have in mind. I need to check their terms of use first though.

bazz

MattF
09-19-2009, 03:23 AM
No idea if this is of any use, but worth a peek.

http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/


Might also be worthwhile seeing if there's anything you like on this site too, (if you haven't already seen it).

http://www.webpagepublicity.com/free-fonts.html

bazz
09-19-2009, 07:11 AM
Thanks Matt.

I hadn't seen that second link before so I have now bookmarked it. :thumbsup:


bazz

justame
09-19-2009, 11:20 PM
hey there bazz...
just a quick® note to send you this link...
http://www.fontcapture.com/

you just a write® YOUR letters in the spaces provided...n' then just a scan/upload® it to their site n' you then download your font...:O)

Foob
09-22-2009, 08:29 AM
I found doubletype (http://doubletype.org/wiki/index.php/DoubleType) months ago but only today did I attempt to learn how to use it. It's a bit confusing at first but it seems pretty good.

auctions
10-16-2009, 03:22 PM
Microsoft is providing free tool for creating fonts..eudcedit.exe - try using this tool to create fonts..hope it definitely workout to you



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