Engraving Font

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escott4
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Engraving Font

Post by escott4 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:19 pm

What's the best way to find this font? I've tried to edit out the letters so I can use what the font, but it didn't find it and I tried their forums. I'm wondering what the process would be to try to edit it well enough so it does get recognized by a program like that, or if it isn't a font, figure out how to scan it and create one. I would appreciate any advice.
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Re: Engraving Font

Post by Alfred » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:13 pm

escott4 wrote:I'm wondering what the process would be to try to edit it well enough so it does get recognized by a program like that
I put the image in the centre of a larger canvas in an image editor, and then applied a 'rectangular to polar' distortion followed by a threshold adjustment which allowed me to create the attached, but I haven't been able to track down a good match for it.
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Re: Engraving Font

Post by Dick Pape » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:50 am

It's probably special font since it's used on a commercial product (label maker?). Has similar feel to: Gert Wiescher, Wiescher Design, Cacao Fat Swashes.
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Re: Engraving Font

Post by escott4 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:59 pm

I'm making my own font based on this one, and using font creator was pretty easy. I first hand drew the letters, scanned, then cleaned up and made more alterations. This is a vintage engraving font but I think I've made it more readable which will be better for my purposes.

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