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Font help

 
 
boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:53 pm
@Butrflynet,
Thank you.

I'm still not exactly sure how I got the font on there. I clicked some stuff and tried some things and eventually it showed up. I hope I didn't wreck anything else in the process!

I'm sure I will refer to this in the future.
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:53 pm
@Butrflynet,
I still think it is easier to just copy to the fonts folder.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:55 pm
@boomerang,
I've worked with and selected purposeful fonts for most of my life, beginning way back in the caveman days with the high school newspaper and yearbook layouts. If you would like some help with choosing some to fit a certain mood or storyline, give a bit of detail and I'll offer some suggestions.
Irishk
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:56 pm
@sozobe,
Ooooh..the 'Distorted" fonts are also very cool! Will be using those a lot lol!
boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 08:05 pm
@Butrflynet,
Thank you. I will let you know!

Right now I'm working on an invitation to Mo's birthday party. It's addressed to 10 year olds so it needs to be legible to them. But it needs to be a wee bit different and a wee bit "scary" since we're doing a reptile show (check this guy out! http://www.oregonreptileman.com), this is going to be fun!)

I want things to be a bit ominous without being frightening.

It took me an hour to come across the "death note" font and determine it would work. Text is a whole new ballgame.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 08:35 pm
@boomerang,
How about some dinosaur-related fonts?

http://www.fontspace.com/gallery/728x2000/3/a6d761e5c30c418aa0a5ec58938df48a.jpg

That font is available here: http://www.fontspace.com/windows-tips-club/clash-of-the-dinosaurs

or the Jurassic Park font

http://www.fontspace.com/gallery/728x2000/3/9443928f55fc49c0a39e1a165b239371.jpg

which is available here:

http://www.fontspace.com/filmfonts/jurassic-park

or reptile skin:

http://www.fontspace.com/preview/charmap/70581b2135bedd620de945265145289b.png

which is available here:

http://www.fontspace.com/liquid-parallax/dinosaur-skin

Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 08:39 pm
@Butrflynet,
There are a bunch more at this site (along with some neat graphics):

http://www.dinosaurcentral.com/dinosaur_fonts.php

How about Swamp Thing from fontriver.com at http://www.fontriver.com/font/swamp_thing/

http://www.fontriver.com/i/previews/swamp_thing.png
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 08:42 pm
@Irishk,
Aren't those awesome?

I used a couple of those fonts for t-shirts that will be presents this year.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 20 Dec, 2010 07:07 pm
Thank you all for the tutorial, I ended up using a different font when Mo changed his mind about which photo to use and I needed something a little less heavy metal. I found an appropriate font on the site Intrepid linked and was able to us it.

Hurrah!

I thought I might warn some of you that not all the punctuation on those fonts works right so be careful when you use them. I had to go back and add some apostrophes and some periods.

But I think my invitation turned out pretty cool!

Trying to match a font to a picture is kind of a fun exercise. For me it was a real "I know it when I see it" sort of thing: I knew the Death Note font was not right for the photo he selected. Interesting.

I'm going to start paying more attention to what font is used in what circumstance.
sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 20 Dec, 2010 07:23 pm
@boomerang,
Yep. I made a t-shirt for E.G. featuring his current favorite musician, Jamey Johnson, and found an image I wanted right off but went through an insane number of fonts before finding one that worked. (Too cliched. Too alt-rock. Too swirly. Too illegible. Too boring. Etc.)

Sozlet's getting an AC/DC shirt ("For those about to rock, we salute you,") that was much easier (AC/DC font!)

The invite sounds very cool.
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 20 Dec, 2010 07:42 pm
@sozobe,
I was really surprised at the picture he chose. I told him to google images of snakes. He found one he liked and that's what I based the "Death Note" font on. Then he changed his mind to this...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/NightDog58/Sub1/maria.jpg

... It's gorgeous but so unlike what he had picked before and so different from what I ever thought he would choose.

So that's kind of cool on it's own.

I ended up using a font called "Ghost Theory" but only on the cover where it says "You're invited", then I reverted back to my favorite Ariel for the inside.

AC/DC shirt -- soooooo cool!

One of Mo's favorite shirts is one I found at Goodwill that says "Allergic to Silence".

I like to make T shirts as parting gifts for Mo's b-day parties. "Death Note" is still in the running for that.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 20 Dec, 2010 08:03 pm
I don't know if you can really see the font here but this is the front of the card.... (I had to go back and add the apostrophe since it didn't work)...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/invitation2copy.jpg

I think it looks pretty good together.
sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 20 Dec, 2010 08:19 pm
@boomerang,
Fabulous!

I love the image. And the font is perfect.

Edit: here's the T-shirt I made (not an actual picture of him wearing it):

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/sozobe/jamey.jpg

Font is "Cheap Stealer."
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 20 Dec, 2010 09:43 pm
@sozobe,
You made that shirt!?

Dang.

Did you use an iron on?

Mine never turn out that good. What's your trick?

I've got a T-shirt idea that I want to make but I've held off just because they always look kinda..... idunno.....not quite right.
sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 20 Dec, 2010 10:05 pm
@boomerang,
I use customink.com. You design it, they print it. They do an awesome job and are really helpful. Prices are about the same as you'd pay for a decent normal t-shirt. (That one was about $22, more $ with more colors.)

edit: sozlet's:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/sozobe/acdc.jpg

Both of those images are just from their design site -- I have both actual t-shirts and they turned out really well.
boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 06:45 am
@sozobe,
Wow!

I'm going to check that out. Thanks!
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2010 07:06 am
@Butrflynet,
Butrflynet wrote:
For anyone else in the future wanting help with adding/installing fonts,
here's a cut and paste from the MS help library:

Quote:
To add a new font to your computer
Open Fonts in Control Panel.
On the File menu, click Install New Font.
In Drives, click the drive you want.
In Folders, double-click the folder that contains the fonts you want to add.

In List of fonts, click the font you want to add, and then click OK.
To add all of the listed fonts, click Select All, and then click OK.

Notes

To open Fonts, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Fonts.
To select more than one font to add, hold down the CTRL key, and then click each of the fonts you want to add.
You can also drag OpenType, TrueType, Type 1, and raster fonts from another location to add them to the Fonts folder. This works only if the font is not already in the Fonts folder.
To add fonts from a network drive without using disk space on your computer, make sure that the Copy fonts to Fonts folder check box, in the Add Fonts dialog box, is clear. This is available only when you install OpenType, TrueType, or raster fonts using the Install New Font option on the File menu.

That 's interesting.
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peter605
 
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Reply Thu 23 Dec, 2010 08:55 am
@boomerang,
Check online if not available, then that may be private i.e. they made the font file for their own. If you really need that style then you can make a font file of that style using some font file maker software.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 23 Dec, 2010 11:38 am
More fun with fonts:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/sozobe/petomanelable2.jpg

(Custom label for a regular candle, a present for E.G., who's impossible to buy anything for and who is given to replying to any comment about something smelling nice, "smells like my ass.")
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 10 Jan, 2011 02:55 pm
I LOVE that candle! You could totally sell that stuff at a neat little shop.

I make T-shirts for Mo's birthday parties instead of doing goody bags. Boys don't get into goody bags at this age, or so I'm told.

Here's the design I came up with for this year's shirt (we're having the reptile man do a show):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/tshirtfinal.jpg
 

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