Johan Mattsson
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How to make a font with Adobe Illustrator?
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I suggest that you use BirdFont and follow these steps to import your work in the editor. Draw a triangle and a rectangle. Use them as test shapes to decide what your x-height should be. Export your ...

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How can I do some free design work?
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I suggest that you contribute to an open source project.

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Batch trace JPG to SVG
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6 votes

Potrace is free and you can do batch processing from the command line. The first thing you need to do is converting all images to bmp format. There are several ways to do this but I use mogrify. Run ...

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Can I digitally sign my graphic design works?
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You can install GPG and run gpg -s your_document. You don't need to use a CA but your key can be uploaded to a key server and it will be certain that the key belongs to you if you have it signed in ...

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How to upload my new font?
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Saluton! Gentum is under the SIL open font license so you can use potrace to trace your bitmap and import your glyphs in the freeware version of BirdFont or trace the glyphs manualy in Birdfont. Don'...

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How to correctly using potrace (CLI) to trace bitmap
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Tracing with BirdFont The potrace algorithm is good but no autotrace algorithm is perfect. I had a similar problem when I tried to auto trace letters with potrace. Small details are not preserved ...

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When designing, what techniques can be used for determining if the right amount of "fluff" has been added?
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One way way of solving this is to view lack of fluff as a part of the modern era and especially the functionalist movement. You can determine how much fluff you should add by looking at the product ...

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Is Photoshop the right tool to export small icons and images for mobile?
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You can use a font editor with hinting support and hint your icons manually.

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From optical to manual kerning (critique)
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There is always kerning issues when you display text on large sizes. You need to kern it manually. I suggest that you begin with the most difficult pair, in this case RL and and continue by adjusting ...

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What type of license will allow me to modify a base font with original ligatures and resell it as a commercial icon font?
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If it is important that users can choose a different license should I suggest that you look at OpenSuSES copyright field for their templates. They don't include any license but state that any copy ...

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Font with (fairly) symmetrical S (or how to edit Arial's S)
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I suggest that you draw a new S in a font editor using a grid. Here is my attempt to create a symmetrical S. It does look a little bit unbalanced but it will always do if you are striving towards ...

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