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My first attempt at stencil. Work in progress, suggestions welcome.
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58 characters, 10 downloads
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Sun, 25th November, 4:36 AM 2012
Last Edit:
Sat, 1st December, 1:15 AM 2012
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cablecomputer
cablecomputer Sun, 25th November, 2012

Very good for the first stencil, keep it up!


winty5
winty5 Sun, 25th November, 2012

@cablecomputer: Thanks, I will finish it.


winty5
winty5 Sun, 25th November, 2012

Finished! Need to work on numbers/punctuation


architaraz
architaraz Mon, 3rd December, 2012

You're good with stencils.
The horizontals in glyphs like E,F are thicker than the rest, you should probably make thew narrower, or vice-versa, make other glyphs thicker. "J" looks strange, "X" needs work, and I'think FS can handle diagonal on "N", just keep playing :)
A 10/10 for the big effort here.


winty5
winty5 Mon, 3rd December, 2012

@architaraz: E and F are ruined by the stupid sample preview. I know about J and X, those are always my hardest glyphs, and FS just won't cooperate with me on the N. Any suggestions?


architaraz
architaraz Mon, 3rd December, 2012

Hmm, yeap, there are many suggestions. I cloned your work and tweaked it a bit. I can publish it for you, so that you can clone. I'll make it private once you've cloned.


winty5
winty5 Mon, 3rd December, 2012

Please make it public! Thanks!


architaraz
architaraz Mon, 3rd December, 2012

Put the extra guides as in image below. Since your font is monospaced, each glyph better not exceed or be smaller than the red line.

Put the extra guides as in image below. Since your font is monospaced, each glyph better not exceed or be smaller than the red line.

winty5
winty5 Mon, 3rd December, 2012

How do I put in guides?


Umbreon126
Umbreon126 Mon, 3rd December, 2012

Expert Mode; Menu > View > Extra Guides. Add as many as needed.


winty5
winty5 Mon, 3rd December, 2012

Thanx umbreon!


architaraz
architaraz Mon, 3rd December, 2012

Open fontstructor.
Open Menu - View - Extra Guides.
Enable expert mode by pressing a grey button near yellow HELP button. Go to Advanced - Lock Guides, so that they won't bother you while fontstructing.
You're working on a big grid, so you'll need guides, otherwise you'll get confused. On the image above, once you've set your guides, you'll know exactly how to develop your font, try building other characters accordingly.


winty5
winty5 Mon, 3rd December, 2012

Thank you! Guides are really helping, but I couldn't apply them on K, X.


Umbreon126
Umbreon126 Mon, 3rd December, 2012

This looks nice. The B is particularly clever. M, P, R, W, and X might need work though. What I suggest for the P is moving the lower part of the ring down. And is that the first 3 of Cyrillic set near the end? :P


winty5
winty5 Mon, 3rd December, 2012

@Umbreon126: I like the B too. Look at Titanium II and it may solve some of your problems with those glyphs. And yes, I am working on the Cyrillic.


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Sat, 22nd December, 2012

Be careful with this guy, please, he only has 10 years, but loves typography and is doing very nice things on FS! (We all love this kind of energy... Young Blood!). It's an appreciate learner, IMHO. 10 2 U!


winty5
winty5 Sat, 22nd December, 2012

@elmo: Thanks! :)