- Graph paper (printed on my printer from free pdf templates that you can custom make to your requirements) Get it now.
- Once the font is rendered to the graph paper, I use my trusty 10 year old microtek scanner to scan the character sheet into the pc. Rhino a NURBS based 2D/3D modeling tool allows tracing the curves precisely and export .ai files (Adobe Illustrator)
- Adobe Photoshop the workhorse of graphics professionals (that I've been using since version 3) to scale, flip, copy , color the .ai files to black clean edged characters.
- Font Creator is used to generate the font set (true type font) and import the set into windows (or any other platform that supports true type fonts)
The final result is a font, below a couple of the finished tiles ready to be imported into font creator to render the font:
Finally, the red symbols in the lower right corner represent something that will be familiar to fans. I wonder if any one knows??? ;)