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

Postby natty dread on Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:55 pm

Sure.

1. I used Object outline on the text. Be sure to use the right one, there's 2 "object outline" plugins out there - I used pyrochild's one, it has this chinese symbol as the icon, the plugin can be found here > http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/t ... 2010-4-01/

I set it on colour black, thickness 2 and softness of 254, non-angled.

2. I duplicated the text layer, set the top layer on additive and bottom layer on multiply, and adjusted opacities of both layers to 127 (I think, you can check the numbers on the file).
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby MrBenn on Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:56 pm

Looks like you could do something similar with some sort of outer glow using a slightly darker green than the green of the grass (select the colour of the green using the eyedropper, and change it to another closish one that's just darker).
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby natty dread on Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:16 pm

MrBenn wrote:Looks like you could do something similar with some sort of outer glow using a slightly darker green than the green of the grass (select the colour of the green using the eyedropper, and change it to another closish one that's just darker).


My way is better, because it adapts itself to whatever background colour. Like if we decide to change the tone of the grass later, we won't have to adjust the text again.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby Evil DIMwit on Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:56 am

Thank you, Natty. I'll probably not get done with this step for a while, though, because work is mounting on all sides.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby Evil DIMwit on Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:09 pm

All right, here at long last are the small and large sizes with the new font. Versions with 88s are forthcoming.

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

Postby natty dread on Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:18 pm

Real nice! Good job with the outlines.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby MrBenn on Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:32 pm

I have to admit that I'm not a great fan of the territory name font...

I'm not too sure what I'd suggest as an alternative; the typeface affects the aesthetic of the whole image. I don;t know if anything like these would fit?
http://www.fontspace.com/rick-mueller/stereo-mf
http://www.1001fonts.com/font_details.html?font_id=2681
http://www.1001fonts.com/font_details.html?font_id=2485
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby natty dread on Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:34 pm

No offense MrB, but I couldn't see any of those fonts really fitting the style of the map...

A solid, thick hand-written-ish font would be best I think... perhaps just a little less squiggly than the current one?


http://www.dafont.com/yikes.font?psize= ... e+Lazy+Dog.

http://www.dafont.com/fast-action.font? ... e+Lazy+Dog.

either of these could work IMO...
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby yeti_c on Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:05 am

Disagree - I really like the current font - it fits the theme and the aesthetics very well.

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

Postby MrBenn on Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:38 pm

natty_dread wrote:No offense MrB, but I couldn't see any of those fonts really fitting the style of the map...

A solid, thick hand-written-ish font would be best I think... perhaps just a little less squiggly than the current one?

http://www.dafont.com/yikes.font?psize= ... e+Lazy+Dog.

This one looks pretty good - much better than the random ones I posted. I think my only concern about the current one is that I think it's a bit wibbly. It's fine as it is, of course (so I won't push for a change), I was just trying to articulate my thoughts and suggest an alternative.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.4) -- Font lines

Postby Evil DIMwit on Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:12 pm

I actually do like this font better. As a bonus, the ks and Hs don't look like Xs (not that any of the names start with an H):
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.6) -- Font lines

Postby ender516 on Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:28 pm

Yes, that font looks like an improvement.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.6) -- Font lines

Postby natty dread on Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:51 pm

On the small version, "Mitch's" looks really fuzzy. I'd still recommend changing the colour of the sponsor names... That light blue doesn't look too good on a pastel background.

ps. good choice on the font.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.6) -- Font lines

Postby yeti_c on Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:33 am

Actually font does look better now - and agree with ND about Mitchs.

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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.6) -- Font lines

Postby carlpgoodrich on Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:28 am

Looks awesome!
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.6) -- Font lines

Postby MrBenn on Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:24 pm

Some of the kerning (gaps between letters) looks a little off; most notably on "Di jkstr a".

Other than that, I do prefer this typeface.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.6) -- Font lines

Postby Evil DIMwit on Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:01 pm

I went in and manually kerned the offending letters and made the sponsor names less blurry. I also wrote up the XML and tweaked some house positions to make the numbers fit better. Tell me what you think:

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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.7) -- Homing In

Postby MrBenn on Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:55 pm

That looks heaps better ;-)

There are a couple of other names that could be adjusted a bit (Warr en), but that's only because I'm deliberately looking for them now :P

I really can't see too much to nit-pick at...
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.7) -- Homing In

Postby natty dread on Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:06 pm

The kerning looks fine now. No more additional adjustment is needed IMO.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.7) -- Homing In

Postby carlpgoodrich on Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:23 pm

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.7) -- Homing In

Postby RedBaron0 on Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:19 am

Anyone have have any other concerns or comments before it gets kicked upstairs?
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.7) -- Homing In

Postby yeti_c on Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:13 pm

I only wish that Lack would fix 3 digit numbers display centreing.

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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.7) -- Homing In

Postby thenobodies80 on Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:23 pm

only a small thing: what is the small gray line after natty's name in the big version?

The map looks very nice, good work Evil DIMwit ;)

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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.7) -- Homing In

Postby Evil DIMwit on Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:42 pm

thenobodies80 wrote:only a small thing: what is the small gray line after natty's name in the big version?

The map looks very nice, good work Evil DIMwit ;)


Good catch. And now, it's gone.
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Re: Good Morning Woodboro (V7.7) -- Homing In

Postby RedBaron0 on Sun May 02, 2010 4:36 am

:punt:

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