Some Video Tutorials

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Some Video Tutorials

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:19 am

On my Review Page and on my Vimeo Page you can find some video tutorials for FontCreator.

The quality of the most recent videos has now been improved with a voice-over by Jonne Haven.

None of the older videos have sound because I don't have the tools or skills to produce Professional quality videos. They all have text comments — pause the video to read the explanations.
  1. What is New in FontCreator 11.0? • 64-bit version • Edit CFF cubic fonts • Convert quadratic contours to cubic and vice versa • Contour fills in Glyph Edit Window can use transparency • Lock metrics • Lock docked toolbars • More Access Keys • Distance between points shown in Statusbar • Add three programs to the Launch Externals submenu • Switching to colour mode shows palette and members toolbars • Insert several Composite Glyph members at once • Transform Toolbar shown in Composite Glyphs • Selected OpenType feature remembered on restart • Adding Scripts, Languages, Features, and Lookups is context-sensitive •
  2. Getting Started with FontCreator 11.0 • Create a new font with cubic or quadratic curves • Personalize FontCreator • Edit Tags • Importing Vectors • Importing Bitmaps • Using the Free Draw Tool • Inserting Contours • Combining Contours
  3. FontCreator 11.0 Drawing Contours • Curve type depends on export settings • Using a background image as a template • Adding and modifying guidelines • Drawing in point mode • Display connection lines • Lock Metrics • Hold shift to constrain lines • Click and drag to extend to a curve • Undo is disabled while drawing, use Back button • Contour directions are corrected automatically • Aligning, deleting, adding, modifying points • Moving points to adjust stroke weight
  4. What's New in FontCreator 10 • Tagging Shortcuts now toggle on/off • Resize small bitmaps on import • Import SVG • Copy vectors to clipboard • New transform features
  5. Getting Started with FontCreator 10 • Setting Program Options, Starting a new Font Project, Font Properties, Metrics and Guidelines, Toolbars and Palettes, Samples Toolbar, Importing SVG and Bitmap Images, Free Draw Tool, Inserting Contours, Export Settings, Exporting Fonts.
  6. OpenType Layout Feature Definition Scripts • Importing a script from another type style while saving the kerning pairs.
  7. What's New in FontCreator 9.0? • Open Fonts or Projects from the same command • Complete Categories in the Glyph Overview • Navigate Fonts using the Preview Toolbar • View OpenType Features in the Preview and Comparison Toolbars • Personalise Fonts in more ways • Powerful OpenType Designer • Constrain Rotation of Glyphs and Cutting with the Knife Tool • Lots of Royalty Free Glyphs in the Samples Toolbar • Smoothing Contours • Customise Preview Text • Custom Subfamily Naming for Different Languages • Change Fonts to Bold with Glyph Transformer • Quick Preview of Optical Metrics and Kerning • New Kerning Wizard • Preview Effects of OpenType Features in OpenType Designer and Change the Order of Precedence • Assign Glyph Types Automatically
  8. Adding OpenType Features using FontCreator 10.1 • Clearing Existing Features • Adding Default OpenType Features with the Code Editor • Adding Features from Scratch • Adding a Kerning Feature • Creating Kerning Classes • Adding Standard and Discretionary Ligatures • Adding an Alternative Fractions Feature with a Ligature lookup table • Testing Features using the Preview Toolbar • Updated for FontCreator 10.1
  9. Using Kerning Classes • Using Autokern to Calculate Pair Adjustment Values • Manually Adjusting faulty pairs • Removing unused Kerning Classes • Adding Kerning Classes • Fixing errors detected by the Code Editor • Exporting and Importing OpenType Layout Feature Definitions scripts • Testing kerning pairs in the glyph edit window • Updated for FontCreator 10.1
  10. Editing Data Files • Copy the User Data Files, Open the User Data Folder, Edit the files in Notepad or Compare the original and new versions in ExamDiff.
  11. Adjustment Pairs • Scrolling through Kerning Group Adjustment Pairs to Check for Errors.
  12. Using the Glyph Overview • Display Format for code-points • Overview Panel • Overview Toolbar • Filter Glyphs by Tags, Character Sets, etc., • Hiding the Overview Panel • Zooming • Searching • Selecting Glyphs • Navigating Large Fonts • Changing rendering options • Updated for FontCreator 10.1
  13. Adding Characters • Copy and paste from an Open Source font • Copy and Paste Special • Complete Composites • Insert Characters Dialogue • Glyph Transform Scripts • Updated for FontCreator 10.1
  14. Adding Characters for Vietnamese Fonts • Run the Transform script, Edit the Stacking diacritical marks, Changing WinAscent, Align and Transform.
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Bhikkhu Pesala
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Re: Some Video Tutorials

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:01 pm

Some videos were updated for FontCreator 10.1.

This topic is locked. Please ask any questions about the tutorials in the FontCreator Support Forum.
My FontsReviews: MainTypeFont CreatorHelpFC11.0 Pro + MT7.0 @ Win10 1703

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