(Closed) You Glyph, They Glyph, I want to Glyph too!!

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’m not sure if it lets you play with glyphs, but Inkscape is an open source vector program that works like illustrator.  You can try that.  You can also download a 30-day free trial of illustrator.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Not sure if it’s just me – but both those links take me to a dress blog by Miss Ladybog…..???

Post # 5
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Newbee

Gimp is a program very similar to photoshop but free.  You can find at download.com plus a lot of other free software!  Good luck and have fun!

Jennifer Melnick

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’ve used inkscape.  It’s good for playing with vector images.  The one problem – if you buy a vector image from istockphoto, it is saved as an illustrator image and won’t automatically work in inkscape.  Miss Flamingo posted at some point about some open source software that can make any image into a vector image, so I just used that.  It’s free, so you can always download and play around, and then un-install if you don’t like it.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

Im trying to find info on the web for you right now regarding this.  From what I’m reading it sounds like only a few Adobe products support "Open Type Fonts" and glyphs.  InDesign and Illustrator I know can edit font glyphs for sure.  From my understanding (and dismay) you cannot edit glyphs in photoshop.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

Im not seeing a free product out there from a search, but hopefully someone might know of one!  I know adobe products are very expensive.  bummer 🙁

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I just downloaded the Adobe Illustrator 30 day free trial.  I am not sure if it is the whole program or just a shell with some features held only for those who pay, but it may be worth a shot.

 If the trial does allow you to do the glyphs and design, it might be a good cheaper option for you.  Also, it will give you a 30 day timeline to get them done, nothing like have a fire lit under you to check off another item on the to do list.

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