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myriad pro

Mar 20, 2012, 09:26
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myriad pro
Hi everybody and many thanks for viewing my post !

I was wondering is their any way to use myriad pro font in the gimp?

Hope to talk soon!

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James
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Mar 20, 2012, 10:21
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RE: myriad pro
There are two way to use fonts in Gimp: install them as system fonts for all applications (under Windows: copy to C:\Windows\fonts), or install them for Gimp only by putting them in the "fonts" directory in your Gimp profile.

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Mar 20, 2012, 12:28
Post: #3
RE: myriad pro
Dear of nuts

Thanks so much for your response. You help is really appreciated.

Basically I want to replicate the font used in the below image.

I contacted the designers who have told me it is myraid pro.. Do you agree? I am bot sure sure now Sad

I am basically trying to replicate the txt they have used in jr-electronics.

Hope to talk soon

Kind regards

James

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349...ductbg.png
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Mar 20, 2012, 14:01 (This post was last modified: Mar 20, 2012 14:03 by ofnuts.)
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RE: myriad pro
- Create "JR-ELECTRONICS" text layer (MyriadPro bold, size 45)
- Layer/Transparency/Alpha to selection (or Layer/Tex to selection/Text to selection)
- Add transparent layer, move it below the text layer
- "Select/Grow" and grow 2px(*)
- Make sure that new layer is selected and bucket fill selection with white
- Remove selection
- With still the "white" layer selected "Filters/Light and shadow/Drop shadow": start with offsets: -2,2, blur 8px but you may need minor tweaks here.

[attachment=1031]
(see also attached XCF for the gory details)

(*) 2px is a bit too thin but 3px is too big. It is likely that this part was done at twice the size or more and scaled down when finished. In that case start with a 90 font and double all figures, except this step where you would grow the selection by 5px.

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Mar 22, 2012, 10:32
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RE: myriad pro
VERY very helpful ofnuts.

Thankyou so much, You no you could charge money for that sort of service.

One more question.. is it possible to save the new txt with drop shadow etc as a font in its own right?

Many thanks again.. I can be more grateful to you.

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Mar 22, 2012, 11:16
Post: #6
RE: myriad pro
(Mar 22, 2012 10:32)james101 Wrote:  VERY very helpful ofnuts.

Thankyou so much, You no you could charge money for that sort of service.
The Gimp authors don't charge for their software Smile

(Mar 22, 2012 10:32)james101 Wrote:  One more question.. is it possible to save the new txt with drop shadow etc as a font in its own right?
A "font" is a set of instructions to draw lines to produce a character outline, it is not a bitmap. This allows the font to be re-scaled at will without loss of quality (furthermore good fonts have small shape changes depending on size, aka "hints"). There are people trying to push for bitmap fonts (http://www.photofont.com/) but until they make plugins to make these fonts usable in the major image editors (PS and Gimp) this won't really take off (and will not remove the scaling problems)

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