Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    A, A
    Posts
    10
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.

    Hail! I am having a bit of a time applying a stroke to 2 fonts that i chopped up, and then put back together. i understand that one a font is un-kerned that headaches begin. I was hoping a guru could please tell me what kind of things i can do before hand to ensure a smoother stroke. fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.-slogobrken.jpg here on the left is my ps ver. and on right is an attempt to use a vector program to clean it.

  2. #2
    Beast RARRR! Remote-Medic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Cornwall, UK
    Posts
    672
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.

    Have you tried applying the stroke and then retouching the characters up to repair any loss in detail. Obviously depends on how may characters of course.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    A, A
    Posts
    10
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.

    yes Sir, i have. Those 2 "s" are the only thing wrong, due to the rest of the text is still in kern. its after i clean up the letter, which is 2 sperate fonts cut and pasted together, and then apply the stroke i have issues, as seen here. fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.-donkey-.jpg

  4. #4
    Forum Moderator IamSam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    4,678
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)

    Re: fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.

    Hi CAAS,

    Just so I'm clear on what your referring to as the "issues", are you talking about the aliasing or "jaggies" in the stroked edges of the letter S?


    Here's a page describing aliasing and anti-aliasing.
    http://www.adobe.com/designcenter-ar..._aliasing.html

  5. #5
    Power User
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    221
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.

    Wouldnt this be better tackled in illustrator?

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    A, A
    Posts
    10
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.

    thanks for the link Sam. i am talking about the "jaggies" i simply can't figure out what went wrong in the process. the layer i have the other letters in seems to have little problems, its the layer where i imported the path from inkscape, after cleaning up the "S" that won't apply a clean stroke. i'm starting to wonder if it's simply the way ps handles imported paths now. i'm going to try to start this project from scratch, and try to meticulously keep my layers uniform. maybe even merge the "s" and other text layer together, before i apply the stroke.

    mr. besmirched, i actually did clean up my text in a vector program, and then imported the path into my graphic, in ps.

    thank you all for your time to help me with this issue.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    On my desktop in Cornwall, UK
    Posts
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.

    Instead of using the stroke, I used out glow with these settings. And it turned out pretty good.


  8. Likes ibclare, Remote-Medic liked this post
  9. #8
    Forum Moderator IamSam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    4,678
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)

    Re: fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.

    CAAS,

    Here's just another suggestion for you to contemplate. I used the PEN TOOL in shape mode to outline the new components of your letter S. Reduce the opacity of the layer your working on to visualize, otherwise the shape rendering process will get in your way. Of course each shape creates a new layer.

    fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.-layers01.jpg

    When done, I then merged the shape layers.

    fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.-shapeoverlay01.jpg

    You can rastorize the merged layer, but I left is as a shape layer so that it can be edited. I then applied a stroke. No jaggies!

    fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.-stext_01.jpg
    This was done really fast so please excuse imperfections.

    You can easily apply any color or texture to the shape layer to fit the rest of the text, and you can rastorize if need be.


    I like Inkz idea as well, I had not considered this option.

    HTH.

  10. Likes ibclare, Inkz liked this post
  11. #9
    Forum Moderator IamSam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    4,678
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)

    Re: fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.

    Here's a final image I decided to add.

    fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.-stext_02.jpg

  12. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    On my desktop in Cornwall, UK
    Posts
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fixing broken (un-kerned) fontage for stroke purpose.

    Good job IamSam...

    Looks great.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About Photoshop Gurus
Photoshop Gurus (PSG) is a friendly community of designers and artists who enjoy all things related to Photoshop. PSG can consider itself one of the oldest Photoshop sites and has recently had it's 10th anniversary. We've come a long way and have every intention to continue supporting the Photoshop community. Photoshop can be an overwhelming program for beginners and that's how we try to help. We have a friendly forum, tutorials and all resources to help you understand this wonderful program. Feel free to look around and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Happy browsing!