How To Make A Font

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How To Make A Font
How To Make A Font

Video: How To Make A Font

Video: How To Make A Font
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Each designer or artist has to develop their own typeface to make their artwork unique. This can be done through specialized programs that allow you to create your own character set in just a couple of clicks.

How to make a font
How to make a font


  • - Font Creator program;
  • - Adobe Photoshop


Step 1

One of the most popular and convenient font creation programs in Windows is Font Creator. Download and install the app.

Step 2

Press the button "Create a new font" (for the English version - "New").

Step 3

Give your font a name (preferably in Latin letters). Check the box for Unicode, Regular and Don’t include outlines.

Step 4

In the top row, select "Insert" - "Characters". In the Fonts line, select Arial or Times New Roman. Find the index of the first letter "A" of the font (if you plan to create a Russian font, then select Russian accordingly "A"), which will be displayed when you select a character in the Selected Character field. Similarly, find the index of the letter "I" (or Z for an English font).

Step 5

In the "Add these character" field, enter these two numbers separated by " - "(for example," $ 0310- $ 034F "). The template is ready.

Step 6

Draw your own set of symbols in Photoshop, save each letter in a separate graphic file. You can also draw the necessary characters on paper, then scan, and save them to Photoshop as separate files.

Step 7

Select the appropriate symbol in the Font Creator and click on the Import Image item. Point to "Load" and open the folder where you saved the letters.

Step 8

Adjust the letter settings in the corresponding fields (Threshold and beyond). After making all the settings and importing letters, press the "Generate" button.

Step 9

Double click on the square with the letter. Adjust all the margins using the appropriate lines that appear on the display (with the mouse). The lowest line is responsible for adjusting the maximum limit for letters with additional elements (c, y, z). The second line from the bottom will serve as a support for the letter. The third one from the bottom is responsible for the height of small letters, and the fourth - the height of large letters and numbers. The fifth line indicates the top line edge line.

Step 10

After configuring the saved font, drop it into the "C: WindowsFonts" folder, and then restart your computer. The font is drawn and installed.