Shadow Effects in FontCreator

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Shadow Effects in FontCreator

Postby JJDOWNEY » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:58 pm

I remember from early versions of the software there was a shadow effect option to apply to the font is that available in the last 3 versions as I've never seen it. I know when I tried version 5 I believe it had shadow effect. Like a 2d/3D shadow effect shadow of text. Can or will it be available as an update or downloadable to add to the font effects menu? As its a time save in terms of doing all the characters in shadow form from scratch.

I was also thinking off another effect that could be produced which is if you have a font that wide in style. There could an effect to narrow it. I know there is THIN effect but it makes letters thin. But make the letters NARROW in width not thickness.

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Re: Shadow Effects in FontCreator

Postby MikeW » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:02 pm

Any such effect was before my time with FC I think.

As for narrowing a font, you can use the transform dialog to scale horizontally to achieve that I think.

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Re: Shadow Effects in FontCreator

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:05 pm

There was, and still is, an Outline Effect.

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I am not aware of there ever having been a shadow effect.

There is a scale effect in the Glyph Transformer that can be used to scale glyphs, but it will also scale vertical strokes.

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Re: Shadow Effects in FontCreator

Postby JJDOWNEY » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:29 am

Thank you to all who have left comments. Can someone who has worked on all the versions please tell me what version had the effect for shadow. As Font Creator is the program is the only program ive used. To generate the shadow effect as far back as version like 2,3,4.

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Re: Shadow Effects in FontCreator

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:29 am

Can you attach a font that you created with a shadow effect using an earlier version?

I have used all versions since FontCreator 4.0
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