Saturday, March 7, 2009
Tonight we are in St.Louis for Arch Madness! The Redbirds won and have to play Creighton tomorrow. It will be a tough one for sure. On the long car ride I made a dingbat font of my paisley shapes that I used for the recent brushes and overlays. There are 26 paisleys in this font set, A-Z capital letters. Load the font and make sure you have your caps lock on, then decide which ones you would like to use for your designs. I did have a question on how to load yesterday's font set. I don't know what the path is for Mac, but in Windows you copy the font to C:Windows, Font folder. Google it and you will find more detailed instructions on how to install a font. What I like to do though so that I don't have a bunch of fonts to slow down my programs is install the font temporarily. I use Amp Font Viewer to manage my fonts. It is free and works like a charm to install the font while you are working in your program then as soon as you close your program, the font is uninstalled automatically. Anyway, I'm beat so I am going to sign off for the night and head to bed. Hopefully this set will be better received than the messy paint font. I don't know if people just thought it was an alpha or just didn't like the looks of it but there were only a couple hundred downloads. Of course you can go to Dafont any number of places for THOUSANDS of free fonts so maybe I should stick with other things and forget the fonts. We'll see. Ohhh and there is a really cool thing you can do in Photoshop to convert your type to a shape layer. Click on the layer containing the type (do not rasterize it) and then go to Layer - Type - Convert to Shape. Viola - you have a paisley shape that is much easier to work with than type I think. This works in PS only, sorry PSE users!