You will need
- program Font Creator;
- - Adobe Photoshop
One of the most popular and easy programs to create a fontin Windows is Font Creator. Download and install the application.
Click the "Create new font" (for the English version – "New").
In the top row, select "Insert" ("Insert") – "Symbols" (Characters). In the line Fonts select font Arial or Times New Roman. Find the index of the first letter "A" fontand (if you plan to create a Russian font, respectively, "A", select Russian), which appears when you select character in the field Selected Character. Similarly, find the index of the letter "I" (or Z for English font.
In the field "Add these character, enter two numbers separated by the sign "-" (e.g., "$0310-$034F"). The template is ready.
Draw in Photoshop own set of characters, save each letter as a separate graphic file. You can also draw the characters on paper, then scan, and save them in Photoshop as separate files.
Select in Font Creator matches the template symbol and click on "Import Image". Select "Load" and open the folder where you saved the letter.
Adjust the letters in the appropriate boxes (Threshold). After making all settings and import letters press "Generate".
Double click on the square with the letter. Adjust all the margins with the appropriate lines that will appear on the display (using the mouse). The bottom line is responsible for the regulation of maximum limit for letters with additional elements (C, y, z). The second bottom line will serve as a support for the letter. Third from the bottom is responsible for the height of the small letters and the fourth for the height of capital letters and digits. The fifth line indicates the line of the top edge of the row.
After the settings are saved and the font put it in the folder "C:WindowsFonts", then restart the computer. The font is painted and installed.
Creating and rendering high-quality own font takes a lot of time.
Advice 2: How to make the font clearer
Technology to improve the quality of the screen fonts using the Microsoft ClearType antialiasing in some cases, gives the opposite effect - the clarity of texts is unacceptable. This may be due to individual characteristics of the visions of the user (increased svetochuvstvitelen) and with the monitor settings (non-standard resolution, improper gamma correction, etc.). If you are not satisfied with the sharpness of screen fonts, then try to disable or adjust the settings of ClearType.
Start with a right click of the mouse on the background image of the desktop if you use Windows XP. Select "Properties" in the popup context menu, and the system will launch the component settings related to the image on the screen. It is possible to do via control Panel, open a link in the menu on the "start" button. In the panel select "appearance and themes" and click the link "Display".
In the display properties window select the tab "appearance" and click on "Effects". Next, you will have a choice: you can turn font smoothing on or off antialiasing on ClearType.
Remove the checkmark from "use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts" if you want to completely disable anti-aliasing.
Leave the box "use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts", and is placed below the drop-down list, select "Normal" if you decide to switch off ClearType.
Click the OK button in both Windows open and the procedure is complete.
If you have Windows 7, start the procedure with pressing the win or clicking the "start" button. In the drop-down main menu, enter the OS ClearType text in the "search programs and files". In the search results, click the link "adjust ClearType text", and system will start component "Means the ClearType text settings".
Remove the checkmark from the "Turn on ClearType" and click "Finish".
If you decide to try other settings ClearType, instead of the previous step, click "Next" and then follow the instructions in the wizard settings to smooth edges of screen fonts. At the end of its work, close the window by clicking on the "finish"button.
Advice 3: How to make a transparent font
During the recruitment test, create interface programs or pages it is sometimes necessary to make the whole text or a fragment transparent. The transparency of the text on the computer is quite arbitrary and different programs are implemented on the same principle. The implementation of the principle can be seen in the example of the Microsoft Word program.
You will need
- Primary skills of personal computer.
First, pay attention to the color of the background on which you plan to type your text. Find out code of this color. To do this in the main program menu select "Format" from the submenu that appears, point the cursor on the line "Background", then select "Other color." In the window that appears below the spectrum of the written code of the selected colour. It you need to remember or write down.
Next, open the main menu the line "Format" then "Font". In the resulting properties dialog font tab, activate the "Font". In it click on the selection bar color (under line "text Color"), then select the line "Other colors". In the resulting color picker, enter a pre-known code of the background color. After that, the text will blend with the background, i.e. is transparent.
To see transparent text, it is fairly easy to distinguish.
Advice 4: How to make a beautiful font
Working with typography is an important element of professional activity of the copywriter, webmaster, designer. The font that solves the problem and pleases the eye, no less important than the content of the text and structure of the document.
First decide what type of font would be most suitable to solve your problem. Fonts are traditionally divided into five categories (families). Most often used in typography serif typefaces (serif) and sans serif (sans-serif).
Serif typefaces are best suited for prints. Ticks not only transmit the Gothic style, but have a practical function, allowing the eyes of the reader "cling" to the letter. Examples: Times New Roman, Garamond.
Sans serif fonts are commonly used for printing solutions websites, presentations, games on the Internet. Eyes get tired when working at the computer, and sans-serif it helps to relieve stress and fatigue, allows you to read more pages or reinforce the impression from watching the film with subtitles. Typical representatives of this family: Verdana, Arial.
If possible difficulties you do not stop, you can make a beautiful font on their own. Free web application Fontstruct (fontstruct.fontshop.com) and FontForge has an intuitive interface and the ability to create their own fonts and store them in an open format TrueType.
There is a possibility to make a beautiful font in a vector graphics editor Corel Draw. This popular design (illustration) the environment of the software allows you to make unique typography in three steps. At first preparing a template (for your characters). It reflects the look of the symbol, with Superscript and subscript elements, width and height. The second stage is rendering, creating elements in template using line segments, arcs, and primitives Corel Draw. Finally, the font need character by character translate in the above-mentioned format TrueType.
Many opportunities to create beautiful font provides the most popular design software for working with bitmapped graphics is Adobe Photoshop. It will allow you to create separate characters for this project. To create a font open a new window, make a transparent layer. It is recommended to add a grid - this will allow you to better match the proportions of the letters and numbers. Characters in Photoshop will weigh a few megabytes, so it's best to use this typography for print.
Independent creation of fonts is a complex science. You need to consider dozens of rules related to proportions, historical principles and optical effects. To create a website or books it's easier and cheaper to buy a suitable font, rather than spending money on its development.
Books by Jan tschichold "Typography" and "font" are desktop editions for masters of the text design. They can be a treasure trove of typographic recipes and revelations.