Your method of producing multi-layer typefaces?

Nguyen Mai AnNguyen Mai An Posts: 13
edited November 2015 in Technique and Theory

Today I have one question for you, I noticed typefaces like the newest one from Fontfabric: Sensa (http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/font-fabric/sensa/) has multiple layers in it. For example the shadow ones, so my question is how do you produce such fonts? 

I mean, how do you make sure they gonna fit perfectly with each others? If I already produced the entire fonts family (and their shadows counterparts) but I forgot to add maybe 2-3 characters, what do I do? Please explain. Thank you so much in advance! 


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    Glyphs has a spezial mode to draw all layers at the same time. https://www.glyphsapp.com/tutorials/creating-a-layered-color-font
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    Ray LarabieRay Larabie Posts: 1,383
    In Fontlab, I keep all the overlapping shapes together. It's messy. I make several copies of the font and delete the unwanted shapes. If I have to make significant changes to the font, I do it all over again.
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    @Georg: I'm not using a Macbook so Glyph is out of my choice. But still thank you for your help!

    @Ray Larabie: Thank you for sharing your method. That seems like a lot of work. I think I could use this method.

    Still I'm looking for some ways that other people might use. It seems like not many people tried to make multilayers typefaces.

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