Video Tutorials

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Bhikkhu Pesala
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Video Tutorials

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:02 pm

I created a video to show how to create a font using Scanahand 2.0.

It omits the stage of filling in and scanning the blank templates, but just shows how to load the filled templates and generate a font.
  1. Print out the blank template for each page
  2. Fill them in with a felt-tip pen or calligraphy pen (or use graphics tablet/drawing software directly on JPG images)
  3. Scan the filled in templates at 300 dpi and save as JPG images
  4. Load the filled templates in Scanahand and generate your font
  5. Save the font to disk and install it
  6. If you also have FontCreator, edit it in FontCreator
Scanahand - Basic and Extended Template
My FontsReviews: MainTypeFont CreatorHelpFC11.0 Pro + MT7.0 @ Win10 1709

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Re: Video Tutorials

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:54 am

This video shows you how to create a Dingbat template for use in Scanahand Premium Edition. This single page template has only 12 characters from A-L but you could easily add more pages.
  1. Open the template editor and clone the Symbol and Dingbats template
  2. Enter a new name for your custom template
  3. Change the number of columns and rows and turn off the signature
  4. Edit the advanced options to remove the template header and the guidelines
  5. Save the blank template as a JPG image
  6. You can then fill in the JPG template with IrfanPaint, or cut and paste line art using your favourite image editing software, or draw on it with a graphics tablet and pen
Scanahand - Creating A Dingbat Template

Updated to save directly to a JPG file instead of a PDF as this is more efficient.
My FontsReviews: MainTypeFont CreatorHelpFC11.0 Pro + MT7.0 @ Win10 1709

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