Tutorials tagged “editing”

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Edit View

Edit View

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The Edit View is where you type text and edit your font. Here are few handy tricks to get around easily.

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Multiple Masters, Part 2: Keeping Your Outlines Compatible

Multiple Masters, Part 2: Keeping Your Outlines Compatible

In order to interpolate, Glyphs needs compatible drawings in all masters. Here is how to make sure your paths are ready for interpolation.

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Drawing Good Paths

Drawing Good Paths

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There are two kinds of paths. Good ones and bad ones. Here’s how to spot the bad ones and how to correct or avoid the most frequent problems.

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Pixel perfection

Pixel perfection

Preparing a webfont? Or an icon font that is to be used on the screen? If you can control the pixel size at which it is going to be displayed, this blogpost is for you.

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Ligatures

Ligatures

(also available in: French)

How to do ligatures. It’s easy. Try it.

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Alternating Glyph Shapes: The Bracket Trick

Alternating Glyph Shapes: The Bracket Trick

Sometimes, you will need two different forms of a glyph. A common example is the vertical line in the dollar sign: in light weights, it usually cuts through the whole glyph, but in bold weights, there’s not enough room for that, so you will have to split up the line and reduce it to what extends beyond the top and the bottom of the S shaped part. Here’s a simple trick that will help you do this automatically.

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