Join John Roshell for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Creating a Font for Apps and Games with Glyphs.
- [John] Phew, that was fun.…I hope you enjoyed learning how to make your own font.…Hopefully now you know the techniques and tips…for getting your letter shapes and designs into the computer…and refined to work together as a unique…and useful font for your app or game.…Font creation is a process…of constant refining and fine-tuning,…so keep testing, improving, and updating your font.…And each time you start a new one,…you'll be that much better at it.…To dive deeper into Glyphs…and learn all sorts of features and techniques…that haven't been covered here,…I recommend Charles Nix's course…on the essentials of the Glyphs app.…
If you get stuck on a particular problem,…the forums at glyphsapp.com are a great resource.…The authors of the app will often respond directly.…If you're curious about the process of comic book lettering,…head down into my secret underground…lettering laboratory in my other course,…Lettering Comic Books with Adobe Illustrator.…Visit my site, comicbookfonts.com,…to see many of the fonts I've created…
Join professional illustrator John Roshell as he shows how to design an alphabet of letters from scratch using Glyphs, a popular software for type designers. John familiarizes you with the qualities of a successful onscreen font, and explains how to design with pencil and paper—and then import those hand-drawn letters into Glyphs. He also demonstrates how to set up a Glyphs file and trace imported letters manually or with autotracing software, and then refine the letter shapes to maximize their readability and personality. To wrap up, he shows how to finalize and output your design, including how to efficiently create missing letters and numbers to complete your creation.
- Why create your own font?
- Designing with pencil and paper
- Setting up a new Glyphs file
- Tracing letters with the pen tool
- Auto tracing letters with Capture
- Cleaning up letter shapes
- Refining angled and round letters
- Setting spacing and kerning
- Fine-tuning for screen use