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File for Skinnyhouse - Custom Font Face Maker Issue

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skinnyhouse
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Re: File for Skinnyhouse - Custom Font Face Maker Issue

Post#11 by skinnyhouse » 16 Jun 2020, 07:09


And there is an option in face maker to combine fonts - or overlay one font on top of an existing font if you prefer.

Here a (badly copied) version of your mortar as a letter added to the golden letter.
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Post#12 by mahvin » 16 Jun 2020, 15:45


skinnyhouse wrote:
16 Jun 2020, 06:39
Yup Facemaker is behaving as expected (according to my own logic - weird as it may be).

There is a further facemaker option that takes named decorative layers and applies them to categories of characters :


viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2303
Yes, I read that but I didn't make sense of it at the time. Now the bell is ringing. I was using Face Maker the wrong way, so that's my fault. Now that I understand it's usefulness, I'll improvise.
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Post#13 by mahvin » 16 Jun 2020, 15:51


skinnyhouse wrote:
16 Jun 2020, 06:39

I haven't tested any of the filters with Gimp 2.10.20 yet - waiting to see how the long-standing issue with gimp-fu dialogs panned out - so that may or may not be an issue with the Metallic filters. Basic Metallic works with plain letters but it should overlay the metallic effect onto existing patterned letters if that option is set to 'YES'. The dull effect produces the best results with existing textures. The only time the filter looks for a decorative layer is when it tries to use the verdigris texture option.

More information here at:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2570

A golden brick letter from your file:

Mahv_Golden_F.png
This I shall try again. I appreciate your effort to help me. I might screengrab my results if they don't pan out, so you can see what I see.
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Post#14 by mahvin » 16 Jun 2020, 15:52


I think a few fonts I have chosen have really bad kerning issues because I haven't been able to get them to line up decently with the Kerning Tool.
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skinnyhouse
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Post#15 by skinnyhouse » 16 Jun 2020, 16:33


Kerning! The font kiss of death and the bane of my custom font life.

I do it two ways.

1. Manually by lining up the layers in Gimp and creating kerning paths with the path tool - which can take ages.

2. Using the Custom Font kerning tools - which can takes age.

I find that using Custom Font Layers with Fixed Margins (catchy name) to create the character layers means less work since you can accurately set the layer margins. Having the character tight up against the layer edge can create unpleasant artifacts.

Some fonts just take a lot more work to do than others.

Always willing to try and help. Meant to ask - did the metallic effects throw up any error messages or were the results useless with all textures?
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Post#16 by mahvin » 16 Jun 2020, 16:44


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Using the default settings.
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Post#17 by mahvin » 16 Jun 2020, 16:49


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Ran with Verdigris and last bumpmap.
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skinnyhouse
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Post#18 by skinnyhouse » 16 Jun 2020, 17:16


Agree - pretty useless.

Here's what I get using a plain white character with verdigris texture and default settings.
Gold on the left, silver on the right.
At least I have texture.
Verdigris should be able to use a decorative layer instead of what appears as black below.
So it may be a Gimp version issue.
Wonder how the other textures work out in 2.10.20? A test would be nice.
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Post#19 by mahvin » 16 Jun 2020, 17:24


It stays white with lines. No changes with different settings.
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Post#20 by mahvin » 16 Jun 2020, 17:27


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Switched to gold gradient.
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