(Closed) Can anyone provide some basic training on fonts? Lots of help needed!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wow!  Lots of questions.  My advice would be to ask someone who is a graphic designer for more help on that.  I DIY my invites myself and it was a lot of work but worth it.  I would suggest using Publisher instead of Word as it is easier to move stuff around, change spacing, etc.  Another thing I learned is to take inspiration from the invites you saw but make it your own.  If you are focused on making it like the one you saw 110% you will never be satisfied.  GL!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

1) Glyphs are special symbols or variations of letters. Like an extra flourished K.

2) Looks like the Pro version includes lots of glyphs to choose from and play with. 🙂

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/typesenses/aphrodite-slim/pro/glyphs.html

3) Web fonts are for web designers. It’s a way to display custom fonts by hosting the fonts so you don’t have to rely on the user’s font collection for them to display correctly. This feature only works on newer browsers. In other words, you don’t need it. 🙂 Desktop for sure.

4) OpenType and TrueType are two different formats. OpenType is newer and has a bigger capacity, thereby containing all those pretty glyphs in one file and avoiding a million different files. In other words, both formats will work fine. One is just newer and more efficient. You might not see all the glyphs though…it depends on the software.

5) Do you have any other options other than Word? I would highly discourage using it as it’s not meant for layout and will be more trouble than it’s worth. GIMP is a free image editing software, or you could get a Photoshop or Illustrator trial for 30 days.

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

What link did you use to find the font? I’ve been searching for a particular font – I know the name of it, but I can’t find it anywhere to order it. 

By The Way, I came across Aphrodite Slim today (in my search for a different font) and I really like it also 🙂

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