Glyphs Menu system is compassionately brief and logical. Scripts are in the Scripts Menu, commands that affect entire glyphs are in the Glyphs Menu, and so on. But since this is new territory to you, the vocabulary may be a bit opaque. This section goes through some of the not-so-obvious commands and also shows how to set up keyboard equivalents for commands that don't already have them.
- [Instructor] Menus in Glyphs are mercifully few…and fairly logically organized.…Most will be familiar to any software user.…So for instance, the Glyphs title menu at the left,…as with nearly every program,…houses Preferences,…and the File menu contains the usual also.…New, Open, Close, Import, Export.…And no surprises in Edit either.…So enough about what's usual,…what's unusual?…Well, the Glyph menu.…The Glyph menu is where you add characters to your font,…and where you delete them or duplicate them,…and it's also where you combine multiple glyphs…into new ones via components.…
A font file is made up of glyphs,…and glyphs are made up of paths.…And the Paths menu contains commands…that operate on the shapes that make up glyphs.…The Filters menu is similar…to the Effects menu in Illustrator.…It's sparsely populated,…but it has some cool features like Roughen,…and Round Corners,…that you're doubtless going to want to experiment with.…The View and Window menus control…what you see in your workspace,…and again they're pretty analogous…
- 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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