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 Post subject: Re: Photofont Start/PHF Photofont installer 1.5 (PSPPI-1.5)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:45 am  (#21) 
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If you set this line of code to
<base x="-20" y="450" /> <--- change y to 450 instead of 500 and the baseline looks better. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Photofont Start/PHF Photofont installer 1.5 (PSPPI-1.5)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:55 am  (#22) 
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I think i got it.Thanks for posting that image it helped me a lot. :)
Here is how the small letter glyphs need to be coded.
            <glyph id="h">
   <image id="v0" type="photo">
    <shape system="images/nonCaps/h.png">
     <ppm int="480" />
     <bbox x="20" y="-5" width="500" height="700" />
     <base x="125" y="450" />
     <delta x="444" y="0" />
    </shape>
   </image>
  </glyph>


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I will fix this right away.

Thanks again Lyle.

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 Post subject: Re: Photofont Start/PHF Photofont installer 1.5 (PSPPI-1.5)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:09 am  (#23) 
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Okay i got it fixed - attachment updated. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Photofont Start/PHF Photofont installer 2.0 (PSPPI-2.0)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:11 am  (#24) 
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Man, glad we got this stuff working! Still working on a theory I have, gonna work on it after work today (get off early woot!) and let you guys know. Is it possible to work these letters through shell out to say inkscape?

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 Post subject: Re: Photofont Start/PHF Photofont installer 2.0 (PSPPI-2.0)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:02 am  (#25) 
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Guess I was tired; didn't even notice it Rod. lol

Again, thanks for the gem. Just downloaded the latest. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Photofont Start/PHF Photofont installer 2.0 (PSPPI-2.0)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:09 am  (#26) 
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Also if you want to make multiple fonts on one computer just add a folder with the name of the font, put the phf inside that as well as the images directory. Then add that.
Look at my directory setup:
GIMP Folder
--->Photofonts (where all the default ones plus the shattered font rod fixed up for me [thanks again rod L:D])
--->Broken Blue Bevel
------>BrokenBlueBevel.phf (also changed the font name inside this files to match, no more Non Embedded PHF)
------>images
--------->nonCaps

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 Post subject: Re: Photofont Start/PHF Photofont installer 2.0 (PSPPI-2.0)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:31 am  (#27) 
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I was more worried about disc space.That is why i suggested a Flash USB drive for all your created glyphs. :)

I can not remember if you can use Inkscape through Shellout or not.I think i had a hard time because it has to be imported. Don't quote me on that though. :)
I use Photon 3D GO, (stuck in trial mode as the site is gone now), and Font Twister (this i purchased for 49 USD).
I created the Broken Blue Bevel font with 3D GO.

I used Fast Stone capture.
First i created my white bg and the biggest area the trial will allow. (i think 540x480)
Then i grabbed the rectangle selection with Fast Stone and when it opened i went to Edit>Make Background Transparent.Then i saved it in a images folder on my desktop.I did this with every font glyph. :)

Font Twister is much more fun to use. :clap

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 Post subject: Re: Photofont Start/PHF Photofont installer 2.0 (PSPPI-2.0)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:54 am  (#28) 
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I can even make cookie glyphs in Font Twister! :)

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One really awesome setting in the program is the slideshow style maker.
You click the button and it makes a ginormous slideshow of styled font glyphs. :lol
Click the button again and it stops and you can pick one. Then it's just a matter of creating each glyph with that style. Pretty amazing software. I could make different style glyphs for eons with this program.

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 Post subject: Re: Photofont Start/PHF Photofont installer 2.0 (PSPPI-2.0)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:21 am  (#29) 
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Rod wrote:
Here it is folks. :) - no need to buy any expensive software this is FREE!
Be sure to read the README and the CCL_README included.
One is the creative commons and the other is instructions on how to use everything and install it.I also include some helpful tips on not having to edit the glyph blocks in the PHF file.There are some looks into the code itself also, and what each block contains. I suggest you look into that if you want to play with the code.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
As far as i know this plugin only works for Windows and MAC.I include links in the README to download the plugin for using the phf fonts you create. - http://www.fontlab.com/photofont/photofont-start/

Whats in the file
1) the readmes - instructions and important information on Creative Commons license
2) the xcf template - all letters (CAPS only) - numbers 0 - 9 and a few common symbols like exclamation point, question mark, period, comma. You can add to this yourself.
I included almost all unicodes in the PHF code so for dollar just create a new layer with the text tool to make a dollar sign and create a path for it. Then name that layer dollar.png.Then place that dollar.png file in the
C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserNameFolder\My Documents\Photofonts\images folder.
3) the complete phf file - with all map id unicodes. If you decide to add unicodes remember to place them in correct order in the glyph blocks.For instance if you place a new unicode for a symbol after a in the map id, make sure its placed after the a in the glyph blocks. :)
4) Broken Blue Bevel glyphs. Created by me so use them however you wish.

TO INSTALL-Gimp (if not for Gimp there is no need to install PSPI)
1) Download - PSPI (photoshop plugin for Gimp) - http://tml.pp.fi/gimp/pspi.html
http://www.instructables.com/id/Photosh ... g-In-PSPI/
2) Download the Photofont Start plugin - install it where you install your Photo Shop plugins.
http://www.fontlab.com/photofont/photofont-start/ - open Gimp and create the PSPI path.Close Gimp.
3) Now go to C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserNameFolder\My Documents\Photofonts folder and place the PHF file in there.
4) Create another folder in the Photofonts folder. Name it - images
Create another folder inside images name it - nonCaps.
5) Download the export layers as png script here - http://registry.gimp.org/node/18440 (python is needed for this script) - http://registry.gimp.org/node/25394 for SCM - Install the Python file in your plugins folder.Install the SCM in your scripts folder.
6) Open the xcf file in Gimp and create your font/glyphs - its important that you name them correctly so name them A, B, C, - name the number layers zero, one, two and so on.I included a id map in the README so check that out for correct image naming.

Once you save those images in the Photofonts/images folder they are auto installed, and there is no need to restart Gimp. :) - so now just go to Filters>Fontlab>Photofont Start and look for the installed font in the drop down list.
The name is Non_Embedded_PHF.
Type your text and there you go. :)


I found this website image today - very cool! :)
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Website and story of image can be found here.Just an example of what you can create with phf.
http://www.slanted.de/node/1361

Any problems holler at me. If anything in the zip is missing holler at me. :)

Thanks for all your support and help folks.This wouldn't have been possible without you.
The stuff -
Updated to 1.5 March 9th - added 3 new unicodes - updated the code - added Broken Blue Bevel font glyphs!
Updated to 2.0 March 9th - fixed kerning and baseline alignment.
Attachment:
Non_Embedded_PHF-v2.0.zip

Oh my....this looks complicated!

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 Post subject: Re: Photofont Start/PHF Photofont installer 2.0 (PSPPI-2.0)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:48 am  (#30) 
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My stupid mistake.
Misread instructions in Section 6 - just change the name (ABCPhF_xcf-A.png -> A.png) and it works.
Can you add the small letters to ABCPhF.xcf?


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