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.............................................The cliché ‘To break the rules, you first have to know them’, doesn't always work. Usually I work the other way around now.....................
With regards to 'making the perfect outline', here's my little tip. Use the RMX harmonizer (or similar tool) many times to see what a 'smooth' curve looks like. However, do this only after you have attempted to make the curve 'smooth' yourself. Over time, you will rarely need to use the harmonizer at all.
BMoricke said:Teachers that I had at the academy said that using the 'fit curve' tool in Glyphs was cheating
BMoricke said:group 1 with the formal training found it really hard to let go of the letter shapes they were practising before. Group 2 couldn't conform anymore to the more classic approach.
@BMoricke Basically you're saying you want them to know conventional rules of type(knowledge if you wanna call it that) but also create unconventional type using their knowledge and skills(experience, yada yada)? Is that it? If so we're on the same page.
So what I do now is just looking at different source of works and inspiration. Maybe I'm an odd puzzle piece.