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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby Evil DIMwit on Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:11 pm

Knock yourself out...
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby natty dread on Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:49 pm

Ok, how's this?

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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby ender516 on Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:57 pm

Hmm, I kinda like the look of that.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby Evil DIMwit on Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:02 am

It looks kind of strange to me since the letters have a shadow and nothing else does. Do people like this, though?
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby carlpgoodrich on Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:45 am

It looks kind of strange to me since the letters have a shadow and nothing else does.

I agree... and I'm sorry Natty, I know this is something you feel strongly about, and you know a lot more than me about it, but I really like Evil's version from page 14 (before all this text tweaking started) the best. I know the text is plain, and that that style wouldn't work for the majority of maps, but this map is supposed to be simple and cartoonish, that's one of the things that made me really like it in the first place. The fonts you made look very pretty in and of themselves, but I just don't think they fit with the rest of the map. I also do not understand what was wrong with the original text in the first place... "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." If it was illegible then I agree that's a problem, but I don't think it was.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby ender516 on Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:56 am

carlpgoodrich wrote:
It looks kind of strange to me since the letters have a shadow and nothing else does.

I agree... and I'm sorry Natty, I know this is something you feel strongly about, and you know a lot more than me about it, but I really like Evil's version from page 14 (before all this text tweaking started) the best. I know the text is plain, and that that style wouldn't work for the majority of maps, but this map is supposed to be simple and cartoonish, that's one of the things that made me really like it in the first place. The fonts you made look very pretty in and of themselves, but I just don't think they fit with the rest of the map. I also do not understand what was wrong with the original text in the first place... "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." If it was illegible then I agree that's a problem, but I don't think it was.

I suppose the shadows do seem a little out of place. I also agree that the version at the top of page 14 was legible. I only made suggestions in the hope that it would help those who were having trouble reading that one. But once again, as I have learned so many times in the real world, "better" is the enemy of "good enough".
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby natty dread on Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:18 am

Ok, here's another shot.

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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby carlpgoodrich on Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:03 am

Ooooh, I actually do like that one O:) It kinda looks like someone mowed the names into the lawn.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby Evil DIMwit on Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:54 am

carlpgoodrich wrote:Ooooh, I actually do like that one O:) It kinda looks like someone mowed the names into the lawn.

...Which is pretty much what I was looking for. Can I get the names on a transparent PNG by themselves?
I'll post the large version of the names once I've scaled up the map.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby natty dread on Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:58 am

The text is on two layers, with blend modes that do not work on a transparent background...

How about I just give you the .pdn file? That way you can also see how they are made, and can adjust / tweak the details if you like.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby Evil DIMwit on Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:05 pm

Sure, I guess.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby natty dread on Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:12 pm

http://www.fileden.com/files/2010/2/7/2 ... /wood2.pdn

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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby yeti_c on Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:30 pm

Yeah - that text is much easier to read - nice work guys...

Once you get that in - I reckon you'll be set for a schtamp.

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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby jasnostj on Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:37 pm

This looks absolutely marvellous!
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby Evil DIMwit on Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:58 pm

Actually, Natty, could you describe the steps you took with the text so that I can just reproduce it on a larger scale?
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