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Design a Hand Drawn Font on Your iPad and Sell on Creative Market

teacher avatar Maja Faber, Surface Pattern Designer

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Intro

      2:08

    • 2.

      Your Project

      0:23

    • 3.

      Download Freebie

      1:05

    • 4.

      Download the App

      0:43

    • 5.

      Font Basics

      7:16

    • 6.

      Find Inspiration

      7:49

    • 7.

      Tools and Settings

      11:09

    • 8.

      Drawing the Font

      12:47

    • 9.

      Adjust the Details

      11:11

    • 10.

      Export and Install in Procreate

      2:23

    • 11.

      Create Presentation Images

      10:23

    • 12.

      Selling on Creative Market

      12:08

    • 13.

      Thank You

      0:54

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About This Class

In this class, you will learn how to create your own hand-drawn font on your iPad and how to sell it online on Creative Market. 

You don't need to be a typographer or hand lettering artist to create your own font. In this class, I will teach you the best method that I've found so far to create your own unique hand-drawn font. 

When you have watched this class you will be able to create fonts to use in your own branding, in your design projects or to sell in your web shop or at for example creative market.

You will learn:

  • The very basics of how the letters and font is built.
  • Find inspiration to know which type of font you want to create.
  • Draw the actual font
  • Adjust the details so that your font will look professional.
  • Export your font so that you can use it for all sorts of purposes.
  • How to upload and sell your font Creative Market
  • My tips on how to sell digital design assets online.

FREE DOWNLOAD

To get you motivated to create your own fonts, I’ve included one of our Faber Co fonts to download for free when you watch his class. And you are free to use it for both personal and commercial use. 

Watch the lesson called Downloads to learn how to download the freebies.

If you like our Faber Co. Procreate brushes, you can find all of our full brush sets available to buy at my website majafaber.com/shop.

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Maja Faber

Surface Pattern Designer

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If we haven't met before, I'm Maja Faber, your pattern-loving teacher and fellow creative.

I'm here to help you every step of the way! I've been in your shoes! Yes, I'm talking about YOU I've been frustrated, overwhelmed, and wanting to give up more times than I can count. Learning a new skill is hard! I know the struggle.

After spending years of trial and error, trying to find my style and my unique path in the surface pattern design industry, I found my love for creating patterns in Procreate. My creativity started to blossom, and I haven't looked back since then.

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1. Intro: Hey, I'm my favorite. And in this class, I'll teach you how to create hand-drawn fonts on your iPad for a very long time, the idea of creating fonts whilst a bit scary to me. I mean, I'm not a lettering artist, I'm not a typographer. I just felt like there was so much to it to be able to create your own phones. And believe me, there certainly can be. And I'm not claiming to be an expert at creating fonts, but I've found a way to create hand-drawn fonts that after bit of practice actually isn't that complicated. In this class, we will use the app on self. I tried a few different methods, apps and online tools to create hand-drawn fonts. And this is the best tool that I've tried so far. At the moment, in June 2022, when this class is created, the app is free to download and you can create the font with the free version. But if you want to export your fonts so they can use it as an actual phone. You need to buy that. I bought the app for about €10. So it's not a huge investment to be able to make professional-looking hand-drawn fonts. When you have watched this class, you will be able to create fonts to use in your own branding, in your design projects, or to sell any webshop word, For example, create a market. In this class you will learn the very basics of how the letters and the font is built. We will talk about how to find inspiration, to know which type of hand-drawn fonts you want to create. We will, of course, draw the actual font and learn how to adjust the details so that your font will look professional. We will export our fonts so you can use it for all sorts of purposes and in all sorts of apps and programs in the future. If you're interested in selling your fonts online, I've included a section about this in class where I will teach you how to create presentation and reduce, how to upload your fonts to your Creative Market shop. And my tips on how to sell it, do detailed design assets online to get you motivated to create your own fonts. I've included one of our favorite company fonts to download for free. When you watch this class, you're free to use it for both personal and commercial use. You ready to create your own hand-drawn fonts. Let's dive into class. 2. Your Project: Your project in this class is to create your own unique hand-drawn font using the app font itself with a method that I teach you in this class. I can't wait to see what you create, so please do share your project here in class, you can follow the lessons about creating images to showcase your font, to get ideas on how to share your project here in class. 3. Download Freebie: I've included one of our favorite company funds as a free download here in class. It's actually the same font that I'm working on in this class. It's called tiramisu. And you can use it for personal and commercial use. To download the font for free. You can open the PDF that you can download in class and tap the link or go to the URL that you see on screen. Now, here you type in your name and your e-mail address and tap Unlock to be able to download your font. Tap the file. Tap Download. There you have your OTF font file. To install the font in Procreate. You can tap the file and open with procreate. Now we can use the file in Procreate on your iPad. You can, of course, also install this font file in your computer or any other app or program as well. 4. Download the App: Okay, so the first thing that we will do is to download the app from self. So go to App Store and write in font itself if you don't find it right in the whole name, fonts self, make your own funds. And this is the app that you want to download. Then you tap Download and as I've already downloaded it, I will tap open. And this is how the home screen and fonts self looks. How to use the app and all the details, all the features, and all the tools I will show you later on in class. So if you have downloaded the app, we can head over to the next lesson where we will talk a little bit about the basics of creating a font. 5. Font Basics: Okay, so let's start with some basics of how a form is built. As I mentioned, I am not a typographer or a hand lettering artist. I am, however, a designer and I have worked quite a bit with graphic design and have myself been using fonts to create different designs for about a decade. So even if I'm not the best at the theoretical parts of how a font is built up. I do have a sense for it and a base knowledge that I've learned and gathered during the years. If you are completely new to using firms and thinking about creating fonts, it can be good to understand the very basics of how a font is built up. I am all for knowing the rules so that you can break the rules. For me, that's the fun part of working with design. And the beauty is that when it comes to this type of hand-drawn fonts that I will show you how to create in this class. You are free to break throughs as the look that we're after is a hand-drawn style. Strangely enough, even if it's a hand-drawn font, I do how I feel that if you don't follow any rules of how to create the font, your font might end up to look a little bit weird. Not high-quality. For me as I've been working with funds for many years. It goes kind of intuitive. I know what looks good and what doesn't. But if you're new to creating fonts, you might want to learn a bit more about fonts and try to use different fonts for different purposes and gain some knowledge about Canada basics of fonts. In this class, I will just share the very basics of how a font is built up so that we can create specifically are hand-drawn fonts. So with that said, let's dive in to the very basics of how a font is built up so that we can start to create our own hand-drawn font. So let's start with the basics of the characters. And I will just show you the very basics that you need to create the hand-drawn font. There are more terms of a letter and fun and all of that, but I will just show you the basics that you need to know so that you won't get overwhelmed with information. I also believe that you don't need to know more than this to create your own hand-drawn font. The very basics is that we have the uppercase letter and the lowercase letter. We also have numbers and symbols. And although those other things, but this is the basics of the characters, we do have a few lines that we need to know. And that is the baseline, which is this line, is the line that the characters stand on. So if you would create a character that is below the baseline, and one that starts above, it will look a little bit wonky. Maybe wonky is the look that you're after. But traditionally, you build a font that is standing on the baseline or has the base, the baseline. So that's a good line to know. The next line is the x height. And the x-height is how high? Your lowercase letters R is the height from the baseline to this line, that's called the mean line. This is the x height, the height of your lowercase letters. As I mentioned, this line is called the mean line. And that is where your lowercase letters, the lower part of your lowercase letters. If this would have been D, for example, this line falls at the top of many of the lowercase letters. The last line that we will talk about is this top line. And that is what we call the cap height. So that is where the top of your uppercase letters go, and also the top of some lowercase letters. So that was the very basics of how you draw your characters. Now let's have a look at some fonts. So let's move on to some styles. In this class, we will create hand-drawn fonts. On some sites. They have hand-drawn as a classification or category of font. And in some sites they don't. If you, for example, make a font to sell. On credit markets, you have the different categories to the left, black letter script, non-Western sans serif Script, Serif, Slab Serif and symbols. And then you can browse by this style and here you can find handwriting. So on some sites, handwritten fonts are a category and on some sites it's more of a style. Then you need to categorize your hand-written fonts in a different category. The tricky part is that a handwritten font can be a display font, san-serif font, or a script font. It all depends on how your handwritten font looks. The handwritten style is a little bit flexible, if you will say so. And that's also what I feel is really fun with hand-drawn fonts. That there aren't too many rules that you need to follow. They are more free to create how you want, because they are supposed to be hand-drawn. Another thing that we can look at is the weight of a form. So you have the thin and skinny fonts. You have. Mediums seem in bold, bold, and all those different weights. If you have different funds in an app or a program, you can see for some firms, you will have different weights. That's also good thing to think about when we create our hand-drawn fonts. Do you want to create a thin font or a bold font or something in between. Another thing that is good to have in mind when you create your hand-drawn fonts is the width of your characters. So this can make your characters look really different. If you have a thinner with the characters are more condensed, then you can have a wider and that will make your characters look completely different. So that's all of the basics that I think that you need to know to be able to create your own hand-drawn fonts. There are of course, much more to typography and letters. And there's many more terms that you can look up if you are interested. But in this class, as we are creating hand-drawn fonts, I think that these basics are all let me know. So let's move on to the next lesson where we will talk about finding inspiration. 6. Find Inspiration: Okay, so let's talk about finding inspiration. It can be quite difficult to just start to create the hand-drawn font if you never have created a font before, I will show you some sites that I use, partly for inspiration, and also when I need a font to use that isn't hand-drawn or that is hand-drawn, but I haven't created it myself. So these are some sites that some art free, like Google Fonts, and some are free if you have an Adobe subscription. Some fans are completely free, and some fonts you need to buy. But these sites, as I show you now, are just to understand phones. Have a look at them and see which type of hand-drawn font you want to create. It's not about copying another font. That's really important that you don't do that. But it's defined inspiration to see what type of hand-drawn font you want to create. So let's have a look first at the Adobe site. I will show you five sites today. Three of these are my favorites. So one of the favorites is the Adobe fonts. If you have an Adobe subscription, this is included, you can download these fonts to your programs to Creative Cloud. So I usually have a look here and see if I can find something that I find inspiring. Adobe actually has a hand-drawn classification. So you can tap hand or here. And it also have some tags if you want to try to find some very specific font, let's us use hand over here. If you want to. I usually do this. I am tap images because I think it's a little bit confusing to see all of these images in different colors. So I just untap images and you can also tap grid if you want to see the forms next to each other, like that. Or if you want the list and scroll down. Let's use the list. Here you can see different types of hand-drawn fonts. You have the, you have the hand-drawn fonts that is a bit calmer, like to take down over here. You have the ones that is a little bit more wonky, like Kremlin over here. So hand-drawn fonts can go into many different styles and they bring different feelings to the design depending on, of course, how they look. So have a look at different hand-drawn fonts here and see if you find something that you find inspiring. I think that a good type of font to start with is, is kind of like this. I'm ethic. One more sample font with only uppercase letters and nothing that is too hard to draw. So that's good to have in mind. So let's continue with the other sites. Google Fonts is also a great site. You can type categories here and they also have a handwriting category. So let's check in the handwriting category. And then we can scroll down to see different type of hand-drawn fonts here as well. They also have the thick fonts. They have some more like cursive hand-drawn fonts that almost feels like someone just wrote it by hand over here. So a good thing to have in mind is that if you want to create this type of font where the characters meet up, It's much more complicated. So you probably need quite a bit of practice before you can get them right. In this class, we will keep it much more simple than that. As this probability is the first or one of the first fonts that you have created. Okay, so that's Google font. So have a look and see if you find something that inspires you. Font Squirrel is another site that you can use to download free fonts. They have categories down here that you can, for example, type in hand-drawn. And here you get a few different fonts as well to be inspired by. Let's move on to Font spring. They also have some classifications. And here you can, for example, search with a tag hand-drawn and see what you get. So this is kind of a fun font, two fingers. That will be a fun type of font to be inspired by where your letters can go up and down from the baseline as we talked about before. And that will make it more wonky looking. The last site that you can have a look at is Creative Market, which is where I sell my fonts in our fame company shop. So here I have the five fonts that I have created so far. And later on in class, I will show you how to sell your fonts on Creative Market if you're interested in that. But for now, you can check hand-drawn fonts here, bros by style, handwriting under font. And you can have a look at allophones and see if you find something that feels inspiring for me. When I get inspired by other fonts, it's more the feeling of the font than the actual letters. So let's say this one is kind of a bold Bob lead type of font. And it has kind of a sixties or seventies feel to it. So maybe that is something that you would like to create. Or let's take, and I don't want to set an example. Let's take this one magic marker. And this is a more simple hand-drawn font with all the same height of the letters and all of that. So have a look at different fonts and get inspired. But remember to not copy anything about another font. Try to make it your own. But there's nothing wrong with getting inspired by different fonts. You can even get inspired by different fonts that aren't hand-drawn. Let's take a look at, for example, san-serif fonts at the Adobe site. And maybe you can find something that inspires you with these fonts as well. For example, this condensed Look, maybe you like that, you can translate that into hand-drawn font. Or this more kind of square look. Or that your letters are really wide. So have a look at different fonts sites and see what type of hand-drawn fonts you think look good. Because I think that it's best if you create the type of font that you like yourself. That way it will be more fun to create and also easier for you if it comes natural. So have a look and see which type of inspiration you can find. I think that for this class, I will use this font as inspiration. So if you want to follow along in class, you can use that one too. It's very easy to find at both Google font and the Adobe font site. But you can of course also find your own font inspiration. 7. Tools and Settings: It's finally time to head into the app font self and start to create our fonts. So let's take a look at the home screen and fonts self. The first thing that you choose is which template or if you want to start with a blank sheet, I usually start with a template, which means that you have some letters in the background with low opacity. Then you can use to have as guidelines when you draw your letters. It doesn't mean that you need to draw the exact letters that are in a template, but it can be good to use as a guide. So let's have a look at some of the different templates. You have, the hand letter template, the template, this grip, go graph and san-serif. So far I have used the hand curl or sans serif as templates when I draw, I often think that san-serif might be the easiest one to start with because it's the simplest type of letters. So they are great to use as guides. You might get a little bit confused if you use the current template and it can feel like you want to just draw exactly the same letters as you see. So let's start with a sans-serif. You tap that template and now we can start to draw. So let me take you through the app and how it works a little bit at first. So you know which different tools to use and where to tap to make different settings. First, let's have a look at the top left corner. You have the home button, which will take you back to your home screen. I'll just tap into the template again. You have your settings where you can choose to show or view your template characters, guides, which will bring in these lines, cells, and grid, which will give you these dots. Then you can choose to draw with your finger if you want to. Normally, I don't have draw with my fingers turned on. But I think it's a good health to have all of the other settings turned on, at least at first, until we can get a grip at how to draw our letters. So I turn on the template characters guides, cells and grids under Settings. Here's a little Help and Support menu where you can contact the app support and watch tutorials and things like that. And there you have the undo and redo button. But you can also tap with two fingers to undo and three fingers to redo. That's a great little shortcuts. Then we have this selection tool, which means that if you have drawn something, you can select the part that you have drawn. When you have selected something, Let's zoom in. You have a little quick pop-up menu here where you can copy your letter. You can turn it around horizontally, reflected horizontally, reflect it vertically, and erase it. If you copy a letter and 12, for example, paste it to another box. I found that what works best if that you not just tap the box, but if you just tap and drag to make a selection and at the box, and then tap the Paste button. So that way you can copy a letter or shape to another letter box. So that's a great shortcut to create your whole alphabet, is, that is what you want to do. For example, have the same oh, shape with the letter Q and O, or something like that. I will show you an example of that later on in class. Select this tap little bin, select that and tap the little bin to erase our letters. Next, we have the drawing tool. You have many different drawing tools here. The brush with different settings, size, roundness, pressure, angle, use pen direction and streamline. My best tip here is just to try it out and see how you want these settings to be with the different letters that you draw, because it will be different depending on what type of font you want to create. So normally I just experiment and try it out. Do I want the complete round brush or a little bit angled? And try it out to see what you want. Streamline is great. If you want smooth lines and if you want more wonky lines, you don't need to have streamline at all turned up high percentage. If you can reset your settings here. If you want to go back to the standard settings. So that was the brush, the pencil. You don't have that much alternatives. You have the size and the streamline. For me, the pencil is great for details. So if I, for example, have drawn a letter, Let's draw a letter with a brush. Just as an example. Then I want to go into the details and smooth things out. I usually use the pencil and a really small size, maybe just ten or 20. Let's use ten. And I can go into these details and draw them in so that I get my letter to look as I want it to look. The pen is something that I actually haven't used so far. We can experiment with that. You have different settings with a pen as well. And then you have this one. I have no idea how to pronounce that Kuala maybe. But that one is a bit more of a flat style. You have the marker. So for me, the first one, the brush and the pencil, or the ones that I've used so far. The next tool is the eraser tool, and you can tap into that and adjust the size of the eraser to like really big or really small. You can adjust the roundness, the pressure, the angle, streamline, use pen direction. And here you can even choose if you don't want that many settings. But under the settings, you can also choose Trim strokes, and that is a great way to erase letters if you want to, for example, erase a part of a stroke like this. So you can just scribble and it erases the stroke. Next is the font settings. And we will go through that a bit more in the lesson about how to adjust the details of the fonts. I will save that for later. And here you have the linear export option where you can export your font file, type and showcase, which I will show you more later as well. Here are some instructions of how to use your forms in other apps. Down to the right, we have some options to include or not include different things in our character sets. They're called here. So if we zoom out a bit, you can see that we now have the uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and the punctuation and the symbols. If you tap the language, you can choose from these languages, spanish, English, French. That way you can create a font that supports all of these languages. However, have only creative fonts that support English language so far. But if you want to, you can create letters that are supporting all of these languages. Let's zoom out a bit again. And here we can see what happens if we choose different types of categories. So maybe you want the font with only uppercase letters. Then you tap out the lowercase and you have the uppercase included. You can also choose to only have uppercase and lowercase and no numbers, no punctuation and no symbols. For me, I use all of these categories, or I tap out the lowercase f, I want to create an uppercase letter fought. For this class. Let's create an only uppercase font. If you want to experiment with lowercases as well, you can do that later on. But to keep it simple and to keep the process a little bit more quick, let's just use the uppercase down here you can choose if you want, like the extended version with more symbols and things like that, or the basic or more. I usually keep it at basic. And as I mentioned before, only English. So these are the settings that I will use in this class. Another great thing to know is that when we draw our letters, Let's delete that one and use the brush pen. When we draw our letters, you will see the letters live up there. Which means that you can see how they work together. When you build your font. If you tap in this box, you can also write other things in this box. Or copy and paste text. Usually when I build a font, I just look at the texts that is there already. But you can, if you want to copy and paste or write your own text in this box, and you will see how your letters work with the text that you write. Okay, so let's move on to the next lesson where we will actually start to draw our font. 8. Drawing the Font: Okay, so now it's time to actually start to draw our fonts. I will look at my inspirations. So I will swipe up and get my Dock Menu. And then I will go into this inspiration font that I had here on Google that was called automatic. So normally, if you have some inspiration that you want to look at, I usually just look like in the start when I build a font so that I don't accidentally copy a font. Normally it's more of the feeling of the font that I want to focus on. More than to redraw the actual formed and copy its letters because that is not what we want to do in this class. But let's start with this. We have our font over here. And you can just study your inspiration and see what it is that you like with this font. So I think that what I like with this font is that it's a little bit wonky, and I liked that the lines aren't equally thick. So that means that I want to have some pressure on my brush. So I tap the brush. Here, I can select the size and this size means the width. So that means if you want kind of a thinner type of font or a bolder type of font. And we will just try something out. So let's start with 50 and see how that looks. And I would just assume n to the a and draw something to see how I liked that line. I will go up in the roundness and see if I like that more. I think I like this pretty round and I can experiment with the pressure. So if you like that kind of brush script look, you probably want high on the pressure because that way you can get the really thin line and really thick line depending on the pressure that you put on your Apple pencil. I will leave mine to 70 for this. And let's try serum, dangle and streamline. I want pretty high. Let's keep it at 80. So I will try these settings. Size 50, roundness, eight per cent pressure 70, angle 0, and streamline AT, and let's see how it goes. So I use the selection tool to select all of these strokes and then I tap the bin to erase them all. Now when I try it out my brush, I am ready to start with my letters. So let's try an a. I have my dots turned on here, my guides, so I can measure my letters within these thoughts. I could, if I wanted to keep it simple, use the characters in the background as a guide and keep my characters the exact width. But I want this kind of more narrow looking characters, condensed style. So I will keep mine at 123. Let's try to draw them with four dots in-between. Then it's all a matter of experimentation. So at this point, I just experiment with different types of letters and see which type of font I want to create. For me. I like the look of this line. I liked the thickness and I liked that it's not exactly the same width everywhere, but still not too much of a difference as it is here. So I really liked this look of this letter. And my process works like this, that when I found a letter, the a that I like, I continue with the letters to see if I like the overall look. Somehow the text disappeared from over here, so I will just type it in again. The Quick Brown Fox jumps over the lazy dog. So normally when I'm at this stage that I like a letter that I've created. It's all about experimentation for me. I don't have this fixed idea of exactly how my font will look before I start creating it. So when I have found one letter that I like, I don't spend that much time on the details of that letter before I have created a bunch of other letters, or maybe all of the uppercase characters before I go in and fix the details. So I will move on to B. I want to see my a when I draw my B. So I will remember that I kept four dots in-between. I can start my B over here and draw it down to the baseline. And then I can decide where I want the strokes of the beat to meet up. So when you draw hand-drawn font, as you can see here, these lines don't need to add up. The line on the a doesn't need to add up where the line on the E and H are. But as you can see that they have done in this font, is that those lines, the HD, our end up on the same height. I think that that is a part of what makes the font look well balanced. But as it's a hand-drawn font, you can do however you wish. You can see when you have created all of the letters, how it looks and make changes if you think that it doesn't look good. So I will just remove my inspiration. If you need to look at your inspiration more, you do that, but I would just remove my inspiration so that you can see on screen, my font will continue to draw. And as I have the line of the a over here, let's just make a little line there so I can see it. I would try to meet up with the lines on my B over there as well. And I always look up there to see how I feel about the characters. And if they are matching in the style together. We just remove that little line. So far I think it looks good up here. This part of the process is detailed, but at the same time, I don't focus too much on the specific details like that. There's a little bump here in my stroke. I will fix that later on. But I want the overall look on my characters to be kinda matching. And if I get stuck on a character, I just continue and move on and draw something to be used as that character. And if I feel that it doesn't fit in, I can always change it later on. Sometimes for me it feels that some characters are harder for me to draw than others. So then I just move on to not get stuck because you can really get stuck on a letter for a very long time. As you see here, the letters show up in this textbook. Does it show up, up here where I wanted my alphabet to be? So I would just type in my alphabet. Normally you will get the Quick Brown Fox jumped over the lazy dog. And that's enough to see how your letters work well together. But if you want to, you can also type in the alphabet, like I'm doing here. Okay, So I will continue to draw my letters and I will speed up the process for you a little bit because it will probably be really boring to watch in real time. But what I'm thinking about is the overall look of my letters. And I want them to match well together with the mood that I want to set for my font. I also want to make sure that I have the same size of my letters because that is the look that I want in this font. Then I just continue to draw. I will draw the uppercase letters now. And if it's something that I want to mention, I will let you know in the middle of it all. For some letters like from E to F, you can copy your E, tap and drag with the selection tool and tap the little copper symbol. And then tap and drag in the F box. And you can select the parts of the E that you don't want and delete that one. And that way you get a font that are really balanced. But this, of course, takes away a little bit of the hand-drawn feeling because these letters are exactly the same. But it's kinda shortcuts a quicker way of creating a font that you can duplicate the letters that are matching in shapes. You can twist and turn the canvas around to make it easier to draw your letters. You can tap into a letterbox to make it zoomed in and only focus on that letter. If you tap the X symbol, you will get out of that zoomed in view and you will get your dots back together. I have no idea why the dots aren't showing when you have the zoom in view. For me, it's easier to have the dots. So I typically don't use the zoom in view. Okay, so now I have drawn all of the letters that I will have my phone. I think that the overall look is good. They are matching. I liked the feeling of the font. There are of course, some details that I want to adjust later on, but I will keep it to the next lesson where we will go in and fix all of the details of the font. But the first step here is to draw the letters and get a feel for, is this the type of font that I want to create? I will now move on to draw the numbers and the symbols and punctuation. When it comes to the punctuation, you can, of course, increase your size. Let's take the pencil. Increase the size and you can just make adults if you want to make it completely round. That was a little bit too big. Let's go for 80. Something like that. Or you can, if you want to draw the dots, I like to draw it out as it's supposed to be like a hand-drawn font. So I like it to be a little bit wonky and not perfect. Why do you can do, which is pretty efficient, is to copy your dogs with the selection tool, paste it in, for example, the comma and all of the punctuation symbols that are supposed to be the same. So that's a quick way of creating these type of characters. Okay, so now I have drawn all of these characters, and it's time to go in and adjust the details. Let's head over to the next lesson. 9. Adjust the Details: So moving on, we will adjust the details of the font. I drew this whole found without minding the very detailed parts. But still, I had in mind that I wanted to hold firm to have the same look to it, the same mood, the same feeling. I think it's kind of in-between. When I draw the full fonts, I spend as much time as I need on each character to make it look cohesive, the whole font. But I don't spend time on the very small details because at the point where I'm drawing each letter, I'm not sure as how the whole font will look. So I make sure that I create the whole phone first and then I can go in and change the fine details. Let's see what we will do first. I will zoom in on the a, and I actually liked the a. So I can adjust the size of my letters. If I tap the selection tool and I can drag it, kind of just increasing the size like this. Or if I wanted more narrow like that. So let's just try out and see what we want. I think that I want to have a narrow font, so I will try to just change my letters a little bit to make them even more narrow. And if I want to, I can rotate them a bit. You can also adjust the single strokes if you want to. Somehow you can zoom in more than this. A little bit strange, but maybe that's an update that will come later on in this app. But here we have zoomed in as much as we can. And if I select the letter, I can go in with the eraser tool. When I have trimmed, stroked, turned on. I can just tap the strokes to trim them a bit. Or if you think that it's easier to turn off the trim strokes and maybe you want like your flat look in the edges, then you can just erase the round parts of the edges of your characters. So that looks pretty fun, I think so I will select the whole letter. And as you can see now that while I adjust these details, I might change the overall look of the whole phone. And that's part of the experimentation process for me. And the fun part is to kinda see what I can come up with as I create my font. I don't have it perfectly planned when I start out. That if you want to can of course, have it perfectly planned out. So let's have a look and see what we can do with the other letters. I'm not completely sure yet that I want to have those flattened. I would just keep it around for now and I will move on to the other letters. And when I adjust the details of each letter or character, I go in and either use the pencil size ten. And I draw in the part that looks a little bit strange. So that is one way of doing it. And you can also use the eraser tool with a really small size and erase the parts that you feel looks strange. It all depends on the look you're after. If you want the sharp edge, you can use the eraser tool and if you want a smooth edge, you can use the pencil tool. I use the pencil tool, the eraser tool, and then usually I select my whole letter and I adjust it on the baseline. You can of course have your letters jumping up and down. But for this font, I want them laying on the baseline and I want them to go up to this cap height line, something like that. And then I can see how many dots are this letter. So maybe if I just do it like two dots, then it will be easy to do the other letters like two dots. Let's try that out. So something like that. Looks pretty good. So moving on, I select the C and I adjusted so that it's about two dots. Maybe I want to cut the edges of that stroke. I will trim stroke and the little bits in size. Let's see what I can do. I'm not sure if I'm happy with the look of this letter, but I will keep it like that for now. Then I move on to the d. Here I can probably draw in some parts that are missing. I can erase some parts. I will speed up this process again, but I am moving through the font, the whole font, all the characters, so that the overall look of my font looks like I want it to be. Let's speed this up a bit and I will meet you again when I'm finished. So now I have adjusted all the details of the uppercase characters of iPhones. And when I reached this stage, I usually have a look and see how my font works. And you can do that by tapping the Export button over here and type and showcase. What's really nice in this app is that you have some pre-made templates here. So these are really great to just have a look at your font. See if you like it, see if you want to change something. And it's a great way of kinda get a feel for how your whole font works. And I can see that some other letters are a little bit thicker than the other ones. So I might want to change that. If I look at the whole alphabet, he looks kinda good, but I might want to do some detailed changes. So this is a great way of just getting a feel for your font and see if you want to change something. So now I continue with the details. So my font and I continue with the punctuation, the numbers, and the symbols. So I will again go through this in a speeded up version because I think it's a little bit boring to look at me in real time when I change these details. Okay, so now I have went through the whole phone and gone over the details, and I'm quite happy with how the font looks. I will check one more time and type showcase to see if I like the overall feel of the font. And I do. It looks kinda wonky and hand-drawn and yeah, I like how it looks. Now, the other details that we can adjust is under font settings here. Font self has kind of an automatic kerning. Kerning is the space between the letters. You could say. That's the letter spacing and word spacing. So you can adjust the letter spacing by sliding this up and down and adjust the word spacing as well. Normally the word spacing looks good as it was kind of over here, 200, I think it looks good. And letter spacing we can play around with. Maybe we want the letters to be really spaced or really, really close. I think for this type of font that I have created here, that is more of a condensed looking font. It looks quite good to have a smaller space between the letters. So after I've adjusted the font settings, I check the type and showcase again and have a look again and see that yes, I like this letter spacing more than the one I had before. So I want to just tap it back. When I was in the showcase, I saw that I didn't like my letter D, So I will just adjust that and actually redraw it to another D that I like better. I can't say exactly why I didn't like it. It just was feeling that it isn't that it didn't fit in to the other letters. So just try letters out and see what you think works well together. The more you practice, the easier this will get. So let's try that again and see the letter d. O there. Yeah, I like that one better. Okay, So this font is starting to look really good. I think. Now I will head back to the font, and I'm happy with this now. So in the next lesson, we will export the font so that we can use it for all sorts of purposes. 10. Export and Install in Procreate: Okay, so now it's time to export our phones and we can first name it. So let's tap the little home symbol here. If I tap and hold, I can rename, showcase, export, duplicate and delete. So make sure that you don't delete. And I tap rename. And here we can name our font. So when naming your font, name it to something that suits the style of your phone. It's good to have a brand style. Our style of favor company is deliberate, playful, and fun. Just as my own design style. I have named my fonts with playful names. And they are called salted caramel chocolate chips. We'd had any bubbles and chunky monkey. I think that I will name this font t around me, Sue. And then I will tap, rename, name your font to something that suits your brand style, especially if you are selling your font. It can be really good to think about overall, look at all of the design assets that you sell and have a brand concept that you follow in all of the assets that you create. But I will talk more about this later on in class. But I have named my font tiramisu. And you can either export your font from inside of the font file like this, or tap and hold and tap Export. You can save your font to your files, to Dropbox wherever. But for the purpose of this class, I want to export it and install it in Procreate. So I tap Export again, and I tap Procreate. And that will open up procreate. And here I actually have installed my font in Procreate. So now we will move on to the next lesson, where I will show you how to use this font to create some presentation images. That is, you, first of all can use in this class to share as a project. But I also wanted to show you if you want to sell your fonts, some examples of how to show your fonts to your customers so that they know what type of font they will get if they buy it from, for example, create markets. 11. Create Presentation Images: Okay, so now we will create some presentation images that you can use to show your font hearing class first of all. And also if you want to sell your fonts on, for example, Creative Market or your own web shop. I will show you what to think about when you create your presentation images for that too. So first of all, I want to show you an example of our presentation images that we use on Creative Market and in our web shops for our favorite company forms. I please ask you not to copy our style because this is our brand style. And we have worked to get this style for many years. So please don't copy our style, but I want to show you kinda thought behind our presentation images. And then you can use that knowledge to create your own unique presentation images and your own unique fonts if you want to sell your fonts. So this is one of our fonts, chocolate chip, and we create one kinda cover image, which is the first image that you see when you tap into our fun and into surgery salt. Then I have some kind of image width, a little bit more text so you can see how the texts work in the sentence and how the letters work together. I have at least one image that shows all of the characters and numbers, symbols and punctuation so that you will know all of the characters and numbers and all of that that you get in the sand when you buy it. And then I just create some other artwork that I think looks good and nice. I put the font on an image because I think that that works good too. This specific font here is just a little tip about the Yukon in this font combined lowercase and uppercase for a playful look. So you could have many more presentation images than this if you are selling your phone. The more ways you can show that you can use your font. I think it's better for the customer. But at this point I didn't know how many fonts we will sell because these are our first font. So I didn't want to spend too much time in creating these images. Because if I spend a lot of time and we don't sell a lot of fonts, then there will be time that isn't well spent. So this is how we create presentation images. And now we will start to create presentation images for the class projects. So we will create one of the images with text on one of the images with some characters. How to do that is to tap the plus sign and to make it simple, I will use the same size as a useful presentation images on Creative Market. So 1820 times 1214, very specific pixel number. So create that type of canvas with RGB color profile. So let's just start with adding our font and then we can choose later on what color we once I will just select a black color. And I will tap the Actions panel, add and add text. I will tap the little symbol to change the font. And I will look up the font that I just installed, which is called tiramisu. And then maybe increase the size. And here I can add text. I want to add all of the characters, numbers, punctuation, and symbols that I have in my phone. So in fonts, self split-screen isn't supported yet. I guess. I do a screenshot and then I do the split screen with my photo app. And I grabbed my image over here and do a split screen. So this is just to make sure that I have all of the letters, all other characters, numbers, punctuation, and symbols that are included in the font. And I want to make sure that I have all of those in this example. Then I will just start to type width uppercase. But as you can see, even if you don't use uppercase, it will be the uppercase letter because we have only included uppercase letters in this form. So let's type a, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, the whole alphabet. When I have done my characters in one, I duplicate that layer with the text, oops, and I drag it down and I add the numbers. And under the numbers, I add the woops. The punctuation. This turned out to be a little bit hard. So I will actually go in to form self and I will copy this last line from after nine and all the way through all symbols and copy. And then I will paste it down here. What happened here? Okay, so text again and then paste. Okay, great, so all that we need to do now is checked so that we have all of these punctuation and symbols included here. And it should be correct. And it is. So then we can remove the split screen and I will just turn on magnetics and snapping with the selection to adjust these two boxes. Maybe I don't want to snapping that was a little bit annoying and I will just drag it up and then I can increase the size. Maybe I want it to be kind of even Something like that. I think that looks good. And then I can select both of these layers. And I can just increase the size of that. And I actually want to make a smaller leading between the rows, so something like that. And then the same with the numbers and symbols. Whoops. Dragging up the leading. That looks good. Okay, Great. So this is all that you need to do to present your font hearing class. You can choose to have different colors and write different things with your font. And we will do one more of these presentation images. So select the first one and duplicate. So now we can write something with our phone. I will just make sure that I place it in the center with the snapping and magnetics turned on and then I can write something. Let's write every artist was first an amateur, which is one of the showcase images in font cells. And I think that it's a nice quote or whatever it is. So let's use that one. And to share these class, you tap, select both of them and you can share them as JPEG and save it to camera roll or whatever you want and then upload them as a project in class. So as I mentioned, if you want to create a presentation images to sell your fonts on, for example, Creative Market. You can have a look at what we do that cell phones on Creative Market and how we present them. Some use mockups. I think that I want to use more mockups later on, but I haven't had time to do that. Let's just write hand-drawn font, playful and see what we can get. We can have a look at this from the lava lamp and the day dreamer, and have a look at some different brands and see how are they using these presentation images to show the font. So there's no right or wrong. It's a matter of how you want to show you a font, how much time you have, and also what your font will look good like. But at least I would say three to five. Presentation images is a minimum to show your phone, but you can also have ten or even more. I think this is a really good example of how to show your font is cohesive. This, the colors are really nice. You have the Zoom, an information and a lot of information in this presentation images. And a lot of examples of how to use the font. 12. Selling on Creative Market: So after spending some time with the details on my font, tiramisu, I decided to make it for sale in our favor company shops. And I created these cover images, which is similar to the ones that I showed you previously. I do use a template and assist them for our cover images. And I suggest that you can do the same if you want to have efficient workflow when uploading and creating products for Creative Market or other web shops. I do, however, again, please remind you not to copy our way of creating our presentation images or creating our fonts are making the exact same fonts as me and the same presentation images. If you are selling your font, if you just want to show it as a product in class, you are free to create the exact same font is me, and the exact same presentation images as me for learning purposes only. Okay, So with that said, if you have a shop at Creative Market, this is how you upload your font. So I won't show you in this class how to create a shop at greater market. And you also can sell your font on your web shop, on your own website. We do that as well. But for Creative Market, I wanted to show you how I upload a font. So this is our shop Faber company, and we have the fonts on the top. The latest products are on the top. And then we have our procreate brushes, bundles, mockups, take stairs, and all of that. But for now, we are uploading a font to upload a new product. For me, I have a system where I, at this point copy the information from one font and I change a little bit in it, and I paste it into my new product. I do this because first of all, I think that when you buy a font, it's not from the text that says here. That is not the reason why you buy the font. You buy it, how it looks. So the presentation images are the most important ones. And also where you can try your font. I also don't want to spend too much time on the information and creating unique texts for every product that we upload. Because if we don't sell that much of a new product, I don't want to have wasted time creating all of this information about it. So for this type of product is not that much to say. Actually, this is a font. This is the language support, the file type and what is included in the salt. To add a new product, I tap, Add a new product. And here I get my upload page. So the first thing that I will do is to upload the file. I choose my file on my iPad. Favorite company, tiramisu. And there I have my OTF file. Then I can drag or click to upload the maybe I can do a split screen that might be easier. I can drag all on my cover images. I named them to 123 456. That way I know which order I wanted the presentation images to be. Then I can just remove the split-screen. And here I have all my presentation images. The next thing that I do is to add a product name. So the name of the font is tiramisu. And I don't really know if this is good or not, but I've added this line in-between and I wrote a handwritten font. What you write here will affect the search results. So it can be good to include handwritten, hand-drawn, hand lettered, or the type of font that you upload. You can even include skinny, bold, then that type of keyword. But I think on Creative Market, it's nice to have a clean name. So I wouldn't suggest you include too many keywords in the title. Then I add the product description. And what I've done is I've written a product description that's really short. And then I copy that to the product description over here. I probably want to make this bold. So I follow the descriptions to make it bold, italic, list item or horizontal rule. I want to make this bold. I do that first. And then current language support. I'll do that one boat to. Normally, I actually upload my fonts on my computer instead, it's just quicker for me. But to show you here in class, I do it on the iPad now. And the name of the font is not cocoa chip. That's another font. Oops. The name of the font is Sue. And its font and a hand-drawn style, but I would change this. It's a thin hoop, snot uppercase. It's a thin, cute and personal font and hand-drawn style. It's perfect. Add a personnel and playful touch, two illustrations, greeting cards, packaging, quotes and much more. Because I feel that all of our farms are kind of in the same style and they work for the same products that I might add more to that information later on. Then I'm finished with that part. And I can add the category, so I add fonts. And here you can choose category. This is the categories you could choose from. So for this, I won't say that it's a display font. It's not a scrape. I will set it to Swift. That's the closest one. So normally I do different categories based on how the font looks. A little bit sad that there aren't a category that's called hand-drawn or handwritten. But maybe that will come later on on Creative Market. So at this moment, all of our phones are 12 a USD. And I just kept it like that because they have taken me about the same time to create, if I would have created a font with many different language supports and maybe more complicated characters, then I would increase the price and I might even increase the price later on. So you have a suggested price range and it's from 11 to 17. I feel that this font, at this moment, it only supports English. For me, 12 USD is a good price for this type of font. I tap Add property and its vector. And here is an important thing that you need to add and that is tag words. These are keywords and you want to write formed, of course, formed and maybe handwritten, handwritten font. Hand writing, maybe hand-drawn, hand lettered. Skinny, maybe skinny font. Thin, thin font, thin. Playful, cute. Yeah, all of the keywords that you can come up with, that is your font. Usually I make sure that I include handwritten, hand-drawn, hand lettered, basically the keywords that I think that someone would type in if they would try to find a font that looks like mine. That's it. And now we can see that tiramisu, that file is over here. We have named it. We have added our images, we have set the price, and we have added the text. I think that it looks good. What I will do next, If I'm ready, you can save all changes and it will save it as a draft. But if I'm ready for it and I think that I am, I will tap live over here, save all changes. And this will add the font to our shop at Creative Market. If we tap close. Here, you can see the font and it's ready for someone to buy it from creating markets. So that's how you upload a font to create a market. And I really suggest that if you are creating a shop for digital design assets and forms, It's really good to think about your brand and to think how you want your brand concept to be. Our brand concept is what I think really cohesive. We have given our brand a lot of thought and we think that all of our products Have a good look for our brand. So basically the more products we ate, the better. I think that our brand sticks together if you were say so. What you want is that if someone would look at your product, for example, the tiramisu formed or the sugar shape font. They would think maybe this is a Faber company products. That is what you want to do with digital design assets and all sorts of things that you said in your brand. You want to keep it cohesive and you want your style to shine through so that people think of you when they see something that looks like your style. I would say that if you arrived at that point, you have created a unique personal brand that is great at communicating what it stands for. So I really recommend that you take some time if you are new to having an online shop for digital design assets, take some time to think through your brand. What do you want it to stand for? Think of some keywords and make sure that you do your own thing. I think that is the key to be successful selling digital design assets or all sorts of things online is that you have your brand and you have your style, and you do your own thing. Okay. That was all there is to it. Now tiramisu is on Creative Market and you can buy this font, use it for all sorts of purposes. This is our font that is included in this class. I'm very happy to be able to offer it for you for free. You can download it, check out the lesson about how to download the freebie. And you will be able to download this font. They use it for personal and commercial use. 13. Thank You: That's all for this class. Thank you so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed this class and that you enjoyed learning how to create fonts, whether it's App and my method. If you liked this class, hit the Follow button by my name to make sure that you don't miss out on my future classes. You can also tap my name to go to my profile page here on Skillshare, where you find all my classes available to watch. If you want to have a look at our other favorite company funds or other resources such as Procreate brushes and Photoshop mock-ups. Go to my favorite.com slash shop. If you have any questions at all, please ask them on the discussions page here in class and feel free to leave a review to let me know if you enjoyed this class. I would love to hear your thoughts. 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