Edit is where characters are made. It's where you draw, where you fit and kern, and where you (of course) preview your work. This section will step through the different parts of this multipurpose window. Combined Palettes with Edit. "The Glyphs palette set contains some very familiar tools, like Scale, Rotate, and Slant, along with some unique (and very useful) tools like Curve Fitting. This section will walk through each of the palettes and describe where they fit in the font-making process."
- [Narrator] The edit window is where you'll spend…most of you time as a glyphs user.…It's where you draw and edit outlines,…and where you'll fit and kern your font.…To go to the edit window from the font view,…just double click on this A.…Each glyph has a bounding box,…the left and right sides are the side-bearings,…the top and bottom are the ascender and descender lines,…and the base line, x height and cap height are also visible.…At the bottom of the drawing area is a basic info box,…showing the glyph name,…its Unicode value,…its side-bearings and its width.…
When paths are selected,…so for instance if I hit command A,…you can see that the info palette expands…to show additional measurements…like the size and position of a path…and how many points and handles it contains.…You can type new values into the size and position fields…making the info palette a precise and powerful editing tool.…So for instance if I click over here for the width,…type in something larger like 800,…you can see that the drawing becomes much wider,…
- Measuring type
- Classifying type
- Using the Glyphs app tools, windows, layers, palettes, and menus
- Working with Glyphs app scripts
- Drawing letterforms and characters
- Using filters
- Creating punctuation and reference marks
- Deploying OpenType ligatures and stylistic sets
- Fitting and kerning
- Exporting and testing fonts
- Setting up masters and instances for a font family
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1. An Introduction to Type Design
2. The Glyphs Workspace
3. Drawing Glyphs
4. Completing a Basic Glyphs Set
5. OpenType Features
6. Fitting and Kerning
7. Exporting and Testing
Font file types3m 56s
8. Multiple Masters
Next steps2m 23s
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