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holly
09-15-2005, 02:48 PM
Does anyone create their own fonts? If so, what software do you use?

paula_duncan
09-16-2005, 12:07 AM
I would like to know that too. Creating my own fonts would be pretty cool.

holly
09-16-2005, 12:18 AM
yeah, i've started drawing letters to sell as alphas, but to turn them into fonts would be soooo fun!

paula_duncan
09-16-2005, 04:08 AM
I wonder if you can do it in corel draw. I should ask my dh. He is the corel draw expert. Maybe I will give it a try myself.

KristyAnn
09-16-2005, 08:18 AM
http://www.fontifier.com/

I tried this one back when it was free. Now it is 9$ a font. You get to preview before you buy.

I know I read somewhere what program they use on 2 peas, but I can't remember where.

holly
09-16-2005, 09:04 AM
i've done fontifier before for my handwriting, but know of font programs just not sure which are good ones!

CraftTeaLady
09-16-2005, 06:52 PM
Holly,

How did you like the handwriting font that you did? Did it turn out good? Is it like your handwriting?

I have been thinking of doing it and would like a bit of encouragement that its going to look like my writing.

holly
09-16-2005, 07:22 PM
well...since you scan it in and it doesn't let you go in and edit the points of the fonts to smooth out the scan it's a little jagged/rough. but, nevertheless it's cool.

see attached

catsun102303
09-16-2005, 08:51 PM
i noodled with the idea of creating my own fonts. about.com has some resources on it. here's one: http://desktoppub.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=desktoppub&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chank.com%2Fhowto%2F

i can't tell you from personal experience whether the information is useful, but i hope it helps.

paula_duncan
09-17-2005, 01:31 AM
Okay I questioned my husband and you can totally make your own fonts in Corel Draw. You can ever alter and add to exsisting fonts to make them different and to whatever you like. I have to go try this tomorrow when I have more time and I'm not too tired because I have never used Corel Draw before and might get a bit frustrated....lol.

holly
09-17-2005, 10:32 AM
i noodled with the idea of creating my own fonts. about.com has some resources on it. here's one: http://desktoppub.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=desktoppub&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chank.com%2Fhowto%2F

i can't tell you from personal experience whether the information is useful, but i hope it helps.

Thanks - I had heard of Macromedia Fontographer before, and I might have to investigate it more!

scrappin4twins
09-20-2005, 08:25 AM
I used fontographer, it's a nifty little program, they also have one called scanfont which is pretty neat.

KristyAnn
09-20-2005, 03:57 PM
I used fontographer, it's a nifty little program, they also have one called scanfont which is pretty neat.

Cool -- do you have any fonts to show us :)?

meredith
10-21-2005, 12:14 AM
I use a program called font creator, it's by high logic and i really like it a lot :)

UnDecided
10-21-2005, 02:14 AM
I looked into all this a while back when I was playing with making fonts -- macromedia fontographer is probably the best program you can get. It's kinda pricey, but sometimes you can find a good deal on ebay.

I first just wanted to see how it was done before taking the plunge and downloaded font creator. It gets the job done, but I have to think that fontographer might make it a little easier. Font creator is very "bare-bones."

You can download a trial here:
http://www.downlinx.com/proghtml/126/12693.htm

Laura87
10-21-2005, 04:45 PM
Cool Christie!! Im d/l it now!

A few years ago I used one that was a free trial, you would scan in your letters and upload them.... but it spaced the letters out super far apart. So that one wasnt the greatest. It may have been from high-logic, but Im not possitive now.

Cant wait to try this one!! =)

UnDecided
10-21-2005, 09:29 PM
Yeah, you really have to play with the spacing to get it to look right -- it took me FOREVER!!

Laura87
10-22-2005, 09:48 AM
Christie~
This one is different then the one I tried b/4.... I havent played around with it yet, but any tips on how to get the spacing to work?
TIA!! =)

UnDecided
10-24-2005, 01:57 AM
I haven't played with it in a LONG time, and unfortunately I'm not on a computer where I can. I tried out a bunch of them and they are all jumbling in my mind right now... Unfortunately I won't be home for a while (week or so) so maybe someone else who has downloaded can help? Sorry!!

Laura87
10-24-2005, 08:55 AM
--no biggie! ill just play around with it and see if i can figure it out. i just thought if you had already "soloved" that issue.... no prob tho. =) thanks anyways.

Chef
10-25-2005, 08:50 AM
I went to the Fontlab site which now sells Fontographer and it looks like they are in the process of upgrading it. It doesn't work well on XP right now. I think I would wait until the next version is out.

Seems like so much fun.

Susan

hawaiianbrat96
11-10-2005, 01:11 PM
I have yet to attempt a font with my handwriting, or to create one for that matter.

I just got a trial of High-Logic Font Creator, but haven't installed it yet.

Someone had suggested that it is possible to use Corel Draw to make fonts....

How would one do that, though?? I'd prefer to use that b/c I have Corel Draw 9, I just no real use for it unless I can use it for fonts!!

Chef
11-10-2005, 02:33 PM
I bought ScanFont a week ago and it seems pretty cool. I created a couple handwriting fonts. I have to spend more time getting to know the program.

Susan