Join John Roshell for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Creating a Font for Apps and Games with Glyphs.
- [Instructor] If you have access to the Exercise Files, you can download them. You'll be able to open and edit my Glyphs files and letter scans, so you can take a closer look at the decisions I made and compare them with your own, or you can jump into the course at any point and pick up where I'm at. If you don't have access to the Exercise Files, just follow along using your own files.
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