Tutorials tagged “layers”

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Creating an SVG Color Font

Creating an SVG Color Font

(also available in: French)

Glyphs offers various ways to create an OpenType-SVG font. Find out more.

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Reusing Shapes: Smart Components

Reusing Shapes: Smart Components

(also available in: French)

Smart Components are a great way for re-using partial glyph shapes, especially for CJK radicals, but also for Latin letter parts.

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Additional Masters for Individual Glyphs: The Brace Trick

Additional Masters for Individual Glyphs: The Brace Trick

Sometimes you need an extra master, but just for a glyph, not for the whole font. Here is how you do it in Glyphs 2.

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Creating a Layered Color Font

Creating a Layered Color Font

With Glyphs 2, creating layered color fonts is a snap. Read here how.

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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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