Making fonts

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Create a vector font, step by step

Using Illustrator to make OpenType fonts
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Create a vector font in Photoshop, step by step

Using Photoshop to make OpenType fonts
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Create a color bitmap font, step-by-step

Using Photoshop to make color fonts
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Create accents, symbols & punctuation

Extending the character set of your fonts
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Quotation marks and apostrophe

Let's make sure your DIY quotes show up
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Spacing and Kerning for beginners

What are they and how can you fix both at once?
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Spacing

Editing the space around each glyph
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Advanced Spacing

Learn to space like a pro ;)
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Kerning

Editing the space between pairs of glyphs
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Kerning Groups

Save time by grouping similar shapes
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Font families

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Import spacing & kerning

Copy and match metrics between different fonts
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Alternates

Creating & using alternate glyphs
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Ligatures

Creating & using ligature glyphs
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Set font metrics with Illustrator guides

Aligning precisely your characters
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Size, units and scaling

Learn how big your glyphs & icons will be
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Install VS Save/Export fonts

Stop wondering where your fonts are installed
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Simplify glyph shapes

Cleaning complex object paths to speed up Fontself
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Uppercase-only / lowercase-only fonts

Don't copy/paste glyphs, spacing & kerning for a single case font
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Font template / specimen

View all your glyphs to design or review your fonts
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Tutorials

Let's learn a thing or two about making fonts ;)
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