Creating Fonts with Fontself, Illustrator, and Photoshop

Creating Fonts with Fontself, Illustrator, and Photoshop

Fontself Maker is an extension for Illustrator and Photoshop that allows you to turn any lettering into unique OpenType fonts. In this course, instructor Tony Harmer shows you how to get the most out of this powerful extension. After stepping through how to install Fontself Maker, Tony goes over some basic typography terms to help you grasp the mechanics of designing type. He then demonstrates how to create fonts in Illustrator, explaining how to set font metrics with guides and use Live Paint to create color font glyphs that can be used to create an OpenType-SVG color font. Next, he delves into font creation in Photoshop, including how to create both bitmap and vector fonts. Plus, get tips for refining your font by adjusting glyph sizes, spacing, and kerning attributes.


  • 英文名称:Creating Fonts with Fontself, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • 时长:1小时21分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome to Typocracy
  2. Acquire and install Fontself
  3. Essential typography terms
  4. Understanding the baseline
  5. A quick start in Illustrator
  6. A quick start in Photoshop
  7. Essential knowledge
  8. Compound paths and shapes
  9. Optimizing artwork
  10. Setting metrics with guides
  11. Artwork preparation and font creation
  12. Deleting and replacing glyphs
  13. Creating color fonts
  14. Using Live Paint to create color fonts
  15. Creating bitmap fonts in Photoshop
  16. Removing white backgrounds
  17. Using the Guides2Layers.jsx script
  18. Creating vector fonts in Photoshop
  19. Adjusting glyph sizes
  20. Spacing and kerning
  21. Creating alternates
  22. Accents
  23. Ligatures
  24. Saving your font
  25. Template files