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7 Free Tools for Creating Your Own Fonts

7 Free Tools for Creating Your Own Fonts
The Fontography Series is supported by, the easiest way to have an online meeting. lets you instantly share your screen with anyone, for free. Use it to collaborate, demo, show off — the possibilities are endless. Try it today. Though there are plenty of fonts out there for you to choose from (and many are even free), you may have the desire to create your very own custom font. Software for designing your own fonts (often called font editors) can be expensive, with FontLab Studio, one of the industry's standards, fetching over $600. What's great is there are several free font editors out there that you can use to create your own fonts. With these tools, don't expect to create high quality professional fonts right from the start — it will take time and practice, just like with any endeavor. Though there are many free font editors out there, we focused on those that are still actively maintained and those that we can comfortably recommend. What font editor do you use?

25 romantic fonts Tis the season for everything lovely. To celebrate all the card writing and googly eye celebrating that will be coming up soon, I’ve complied a list of twenty five of my favorite free romantic fonts. Download via the links below to make all your love letters unwittingly nice this year. 1. Clipper Script, by Måns Grebäck | 2. Daun Penh | 3. Graphic done in collaboration with Alli Michelle. P.S. Getting Carried Away with Balloon Lettering « Previous Next » If there are balloons near by, you’ve probably had or will be having some fun. I love balloons! So in this tutorial I will cover the process of creating some illustrative shiny balloon lettering. You will also learn how to create rounded, semi-transparent, bubble letters that will make up the basis of the balloon lettering. Starting with analog sketches has always been a part of my process, its not completely necessary but I think its extremely important not to neglect actual drawing. I always like to start with a few quick sketches. I also like to explore the highlights with sketches, so that you can really understand how they work and will look. Once you have a good feel for how to draw the shape and highlights of the letters jump right into Illustrator and start developing the letters with the Pen Tool. Try to keep each letter to its simplest form, one shape if possible. I just wanted to have a bit of fun with this, so this is the full set of letter shapes.

45 Outstanding Free Vintage Fonts Oct 11 2009 In his famous 1908 essay, ‘Ornament and Crime,’ modern architect Adolf Loos wrote: “The evolution of culture marches with the elimination of ornament from useful objects.” This pronouncement banished many of the frilly, decorative fonts of centuries past from the realm of High Design. Fast forward to the present day: Web 3.0 is awash in enough sleek sans serif and classic roman typefaces to make designers long for the typographic indulgences of yesteryear. Harness the power of the antique and make your graphics pop with one of these vintage-inspired fonts, which have returned to the spotlight both in print and online. Wood Type and Display Fonts Carnivalee Freakshow This distressed, wood-type-inspired font has the shabby charm of an old sideshow banner. Circus Ornate Dieter Steffmann’s Circus Ornate captures the spirit of classic circus graphics, but still stands on its own as an ornamental, boisterous display font. JF Ringmaster A vintage beauty by Jester Font Studio. Waukegan

Create a Variety of 3D Lettering Effects for Poster Design In this tutorial I will showcase three different approaches for creating simple 3D lettering effects in the context of poster design. Onward and upward we go! Introduction I will start off by drawing the letter-forms for the three words "ONWARD," "AND" and "UPWARD." From there I will show three ways to create simple, yet interesting 3D effects. 3D is the latest craze (See: nearly every movie that has come out in the last two years) but my interests are in 3-Dimensional lettering that has old school, subtle, simple, imperfect, more humanistic qualities. Drawing inspiration from vintage poster lettering, and overall aesthetics, everything will be wrapped together to create the full poster design. Drawing Lettering As always, good lettering starts with a sketch. Step 1a This sketch is very rough and is basically there to reference when actually creating the lines in Adobe Illustrator (AI). Step 1b Open a new document in AI and paste in the sketch. Step 2 Step 3a Step 3b Step 3c Step 4a Step 4b Step 4c

40 Beautiful Free Fonts For Creating Attractive Typography Headlines A sweet collection of carefully handpicked high quality free fonts, which are all suitable to be used for creating attractive typography headlines which will attract people’s attention. A collection of amazing fonts which are suitable and perfect for web design projects as well print based projects. There is a misconception by designers that free fonts are usually cheap looking and cannot be used in order to create a good design, but what designers don’t realise is that there is the odd good free font it just takes time in order to find the perfects ones. This is the exact purpose of this article to be bookmarked by designers and to referred to in the future when working on a design projects where money may be tight and the client can’t afford to splash out on big expensive fonts. This post will be a handy resource for designers searching high quality good free fonts. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. attempa 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Crimson, Eleven, Delight, Petrichor 26 Beautiful Free Retro Style Fonts - Download Realistic eye - Drawing video tutorial by Marcello Barenghi Realistic Pears - Drawing tutorial by Marcello Barenghi Character Rigging - Setting Up The Skeleton - Maya Tutorial Top 50 Free Fonts Created in 2010 2010 is just going to end leaving good and bad memories and moments for everybody. 2010 also gave us some of the most professional, creative, fanciful, elegant, imaginative and graceful fonts of all time. Today we have collected a collection of top 50 free fonts created in 2010. We hope you will like this collection. You can download these fonts for free, some of them required registration so you will have to sign-up or sign-in. Make sure to read license before using them in commercial projects. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

100 Free Fonts You Should Have in Your Library Fonts have already been among the essential materials used by designers. Whether it is a web design project or a logo design – font is the element, capable of attracting people’s attention, rendering the key idea, and communicating the necessary message. That is why, thousands of free fonts reside today in multiple online font repositories. Below we are introducing a collection of 100 free fonts, which represent vividly only some of the most significant trends in typography, however all of these fonts feature really unique and fresh designs. Clean fonts contain the samples of free fonts of the sans serif family with classic proportions, distinct lines, and clean backgrounds. 1. Delicious-Roman DiavloBook-Regular HattoriHanzo-LightItalic LT Oksana Bold Champagne & Limousines Vegur-Regular Caviar Dreams Bold Ageone Aldo SemiBold Zrnic Zero Threes Yanone Kaffeesatz Regular WendelinHalbfettKursiv SF Quartzite Bold Italic Padaloma Italic Monoglyceride Mabella Moloko Langó Italic Gordon Regular Good Times Decker

20 Free Fonts Just Perfect for Retro and Vintage Designs Awww, vintage and retro style designes are simply awesome. By using various design elements such as textures, patterns and brushes to add an aged or used appearance designers can easily pull of timeless look. To compliment retro/vintage appearance it’s also important to use proper typography from the time period you are trying to represent. I’m hoping that you found at least one new font to add to your collection.