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Before you begin, I want you to realize that the best and easiest way to do any serious font / dingbat making is for you to prepare ahead of time and put your font / dingbat on a piece of paper and perfect it there. When competed, you should then scan the font / glyph into a graphics program from which you can further clean it up, then Copy and Paste your font / dingbat into Softy's template layer. In the end, It would mean more work in your preperation, and a lot less work adjusting your points after you have got it into Softy, It would look a lot more professional too.

This is the Scanned graphic I used to create my handwriting in Softy, granted, It's not much but it was only to see if I could create a font from it and to that extent, I had success. This graphic has been reduced in size to about 1/3 the original size

Once I scanned the graphic, I loaded it into Softy as a Template and proceeded to use the crowfeet to move from one letter to the next until all the letters and numbers were completed. I believe this is what Dave Emmett meant when he said one template can make many glyphs.You don't have to do it this way, you can load your glyphs one at a time. If I use the "One-at-a-time" method, I keep Paint Shop Pro open and Copy and Paste between the two programs.



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