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Fill out all the characters you want to include in your font. Scan the overlay sheet in grayscale, DPI and save the file. Open the scanned file in your image editing software - I use Photoshop, but Paintbrush will do the job. Use the marque tool to select the capital A we need the capital A to learn about kerning Copy the A. Paste the A we copied from the scan. The image will be placed in the template layer. You will see a faded gray version of your A from the scan.

Go to the template layer, select the A and move it, so that the feet of the A are on the green baseline. Go back to the outline layer. Now we need to trace the A, you can either do it manually or use the Auto-Trace function This being a quick and dirty tutorial, we will Auto-Trace - Choose Auto-Trace from the Element menu, play with the settings.

Loose will make the characters curvy, thight will make them more precise. Choose Metrics window from the Window menu, it opens the character you just traced in the Outline window. Drag the two guides to set how much space there will be between this character and the characters to the left and right when writing with the font.

Repeat steps 5 thru 7 with the capital V we need the V to learn about kerning. When you are done with steps 5 thru 7 using the capital V, type in AV in the text field. You now see the two letters you created, and they both have their own set of guides.

Now for the point in using the capital A and V. A and V needs to be close together than H and K, V and V otherwise it will look like ther is too much space between the to characters A V This adjustment is called Kerning. Drag the V characters K guide towards the A character untill you think it looks right.

Type in VA in the text field and drag the K guide of the A towards the V untill this combination it looks right. Everytime you type in new text in the text field, Fontographer saves the kerning pair in the fontfile. To make a font useable, you have to make as many kerning pairs as needed for your font how you design your font determines how many kerning pairs needed, so there is no fixed set characters you have to kern, but here is a short list of characters that typically needs kerning: 4,6,7,9,A,C,D,F,G,J,K,L,P,S,T,U,V,W,Y and most of the lower characters.

Before you export the font as a true type file, you need to give your font a name, and some other info. Give your font a name no more that 30 characters long and a style regular, bold or whatever. If you dont want that edit the following Font info: True Type name: Type in the name, version and trademark if any of the font.

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Download the tutorial PDF. It was a little more than a year ago that a close friend pointed me to Vector Magic. A very short e-mail. Both of us had yet to find one that provided a tracing quality that actually saved time as compared to hand tracing using the pen tool. I then saw the examples and I knew good things were coming. At first it was only a web application and very limited in the size of the image that could be uploaded and processed.


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