How to design a typeface (Part 3)How to design a typeface (Part 3)How to design a typeface (Part 3)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Serif — Roman
In the last two article of the type design series we made a geometric sans serif and added italics and a bold weight. The geometric sans serif is the easiest style to do, but for me personally things really get interesting with serif typefaces. Of course there is the addition of serifs, but the structure and weight distribution is also much more advanced. In this article I will make an introduction to designing serif typefaces. This article won’t be as detailed as the previous ones because this third article serves as an expansion on the first two. In other words, I won’t get into the basic vector tools or type principles, nor will I show you how to design the letters step by step. I will explain techniques in detail when necessary, but generally I will refer to the techniques described in the first article particularly. So if necessary go back to the pre
How to design a typeface (Part 2)How to design a typeface (Part 2)How to design a typeface (Part 2)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sans serif — Italics & weights
In the previous article of the typography series I presented some of the basic principles of type design and we started designing a geometric sans typeface such as Futura. In this article we will expand that typeface and add italics and alternate weights. Or rather, I will show you how to design italics and briefly present how you can modify your regular weight typeface to create alternate weights rather than having to re-draw the whole letter.
Before we start
If you haven’t read the last article/tutorial but you want participate in this one, you can download a pack of resou
How to Compile and install Bespin from source!Ok so I am posting this in case the links I used go away, this way I and anyone else who wants this info will have a way of stashing it for later use. Also want to say thank you to Lars and Tom for pointing me in the right direction for this info.How to Compile and install Bespin from source!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Note: I have only done this on Kubuntu 12.04 x64, 12.10x64, running KDE 4.8.4, KDE 4.9.2, KDE 4.9.3 so anything other than this I can not say for sure will work. I would assume as long as you have the dependencies met it should work but this is just a guess. As Always make sure to back up your stuff before trying anything new like this!
1: Make sure to install all Denpendencies:
Install emerald for Ubuntu 12.041. Install packages (in terminal):Install emerald for Ubuntu 12.043 years ago in Personal More Like This
sudo apt-get install git autoconf libtool libwnck1.0-cil-dev libwnck-dev intltool libdecoration0-dev gawk
2. Download emerald
3. Install, in terminal (if you download to Downloads folder)
./autogen.sh && make clean && make distclean && ./configure --prefix=/usr && make && sudo make install
RU version by me - http://fucknhack.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-emerald-ubuntu-1204.html
JP version by sakuraiyuta (check for fix Segmentation fault!) - http://sakuraiyuta.tumblr.com/post/22907649635/ubuntu-12-04-emerald-segmentation-fault#disqus_thread
how-to fix Segmentation fault by mirbaharobert - http://comments.deviantart.com/1/292806813/2544778377
How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sans serif — Roman
In this article/tutorial I will show you how to design a typeface. I will cover the basics and show you how to design advanced letters as well. There is so much I can talk about though, so if people like this article I might expand on this with future articles and get more into detail. I will only cover the design though, so you will have to research how to do the spacing and programming and turn your typeface into a usable font—or wait until I might do an article on that as well, but I don’t have such an article planned anytime soon.
What will we design?
I will first show you how to design some basic letters for a geometric sans typeface like Futura, because it utilizes geometric shapes, which is always my starting point for every typeface regardless of style. O
How correctly install GDIPPHi, i receive a lot of messages by people who want install GDIPP( cause GDI++ is crappy!!), so here is the good way:How correctly install GDIPP4 years ago in Personal More Like This
➊ Install GDIPP 0.7.6 in Registry( not in services, you will see it during the installation) , download: http://code.google.com/p/gdipp/downloads/list
➋ Copy the 2dll's in "C:\Program Files\gdipp" to "C:\Windows\system32"( for 64 users: 4 dll's: "sytem32"( for 64 bit dll's)+"syswow64"( for 32 bit dll's) ), like: http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/423903436372Capture.png
➌ Restart( done)
Edit ( 12 oct 2012):
Now, i use 0.9.1 version, it works better and no replacement of dll needed ( only install it and go..!), if you use Firefox or other: uncheck "material acceleration..." in Firefox ( or other) options!!
If some characters look a little craps in some applications: make an exeption in "C:\Program Files (x86)\gdipp\gdipp_setting.xml" with your notepad.
No honor? No pride?No honor? No pride?5 years ago in Personal More Like This
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:iconohnoesplz:The new possibility on to start a donation pool is almost a dumb feature.More amd more people send notes or beg on the artist's pages for points.Mostly these are people you don't know, who never faved or commented anything you've made.
1 point is one cent. Will they really sell their pride for 1 cent? Just wondering.
The next step is to sell their souls. There are some guys on DA who sell their faves, features and comments for points.For 200 points, they fave your complete gallery, give you a feature and watch you.Is this the way should work? I don't think so.Can someone really be glad about faves he bought?
DA is a commercial page, and that's okay.But it shouldn't have so much "commercial" users.
I don't mean the users who start a donation pool to upgrade their groups.This is something that
[Featured Skin] Rainsweeper[Featured Skin] Rainsweeper3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rainsweeper by Kaelri is another leap in making Rainmeter do things that no one ever thought possible. Through the use of a clever Lua script Rainsweeper is a clone of the classic Minesweeper game. The ingenious design allows for many features including a GUI options editor, saved high scores, and it has no images or other resource files making it light as it can be.
Thanks for the hard work on another amazing skin!
DDs: Suggester's frustrationsWelcome to a new journal in this mini series about Daily Deviations. In the first one I let you know about what I think DDs represent, and then about some of my personal criteria to select them.DDs: Suggester's frustrations2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Now is time to focus on the suggesters. Those amazing (almost always human) beings who take a moment of their lives to go the extra mile when finding an amazing deviation and suggest it for consideration as a Daily Deviation. Ya know? I wouldn't be able to feature so many amazing art on my own! So before anything else, I want to take a moment to thank all the amazing people who suggest. Thank you guys!
As a person who also suggests DDs once in a while, I do understand the frustration suggesters often get. So I would like in this occasion to explain some of the reasons why th
Rainmeter Code Walkthrough #1 - Do I Need a JacketThis is a code walkthrough of my "Do I Need a Jacket?" Rainmeter weather skin. The goal of the skin is to replicate doineedajacket.com in a Rainmeter weather skin, including the ability of the end user to set their own temperature thresholds. Here's a screenshot of what this skin looks like:Rainmeter Code Walkthrough #1 - Do I Need a Jacket3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, lets get the basics out of the way. We of course need [Rainmeter], [Metadata], and [Variables] sections.
Author=Flying Hyrax | flyinghyrax.deviantart.com
MouseOverAction=!Execute [!ShowMeterGroup buttons][!Redraw]
The Votes Are In and Semi-Finalists Are Here!What do you get when you ask the world's largest and most talented pool of artistsThe Votes Are In and Semi-Finalists Are Here!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
to design a t-shirt? A LOT of great t-shirt designs submitted by artists
from all around the globe! There were thousands of fantastic entries to
the dA Logo T-Shirt Design Challenge and tens of thousands of votes on those
entries. Today we are pleased to announce the 50 semi-finalists, from
which the three winning designs will be chosen. Each of the three winning
designers will receive $1,500 CASH, 25 tees with their design and their t-shirt
featured for sale in the deviantWEAR Shop!
These entries are the top 50 most voted-for qualifying entries. Some top voted
entries have been disqualified because they did not adhere to the rules or
contained unlicensed third party content. Additionally, there were
several designers who had multiple entries in the top 50 most voted and as
stated in the
A Week in dA Related - #043IntroductionA Week in dA Related - #0433 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to the next installment of A Week in dA Related!
A Week in dA Related is a weekly news article series that aims to bring you the most important and fun deviantART and dA Related news from the previous week. It also includes a handful of features from the gallery that were submitted in the last 7 days.
If you have any deviantART Related news you'd like to share, shoot a note to bradleysays.
This issue covers May 14th to May 20th, 2012
From the Writer
First of all, I hope you all had a splendid week. There were some exciting new changes on dA this week. The one that most of you should be already aware of are username changes. The deviantART community as a whole seem to be split on whether it's beneficial to the community. I'd really love to hear what you think about it all.
Another major thing is our dA Related CV, namenotrequired has taken over another g
Site Update: Thumbs, dA Muro, Sta.shIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes that have been made, including new features and bug fixes. In the "Your Feedback" section, you'll find suggestions and known issues that were brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Thumbs, dA Muro, Sta.sh3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Comment Counts Under Thumbnail Images
Two weeks ago, we released comment counts under thumbnail images to Beta Testers. Today, the feature has been rolled out to everyone. We believe that this feature adds more context to the experience of viewing artwork on deviantART. You'll now find comment counts underneath the thumbnails of deviations -- they can be seen when browsing or searching art, and also display in your Message Center. We hope this feature will help bring to light the fact
1M Downloads & GithubThis day marks a special milestone of achievement for the developers of Omnimo. A humble project that started almost two years ago reached one million downloads today. Most of you probably don't know that this project was supposed to be much smaller. When I came up with the early concept in the middle of March, I intended it to have approximately 12 panels and several text items.1M Downloads & Github3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Omnimo: The Beginning
Nothing more. However, shortly after the concept, Xyrfo joined the project. And with our combined passion and ambition, as well as with some help from others, we managed to create the biggest Rainmeter suite ever. Xyrfo did some amazing stuff for the project. Things without which it would just remain but a dream of a madman. But he did it! For that, he deserves no less recognition than I do.
And of course, we would like to thank the community for all the support! You guys are awesome! Nothing motivates doing a project better than to see people use and enjoy the product. W
Join us for a deviantMEET in London, England!Join us for a deviantMEET in London, England!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
RainLexer for Notepad++ updatedAn update to RainLexer, the Rainmeter syntax highlighting plugin for Notepad++, is now available. The update fixes a few issues and adds support for new keywords introduced in Rainmeter 2.3.RainLexer for Notepad++ updated3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Download from poiru.github.com/rainlexer.
New deviantART ThumbnailsIn the weekly Site Updates, we've been telling you all about the changes that have been launched to deviantART, getting your feedback, and reporting all the bugs that have been fixed.New deviantART Thumbnails3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
This change is a little different, since it involves a feature that has been in place for a long time. We think it deserves an announcement of its own, ahead of time.
The current deviantART thumbnails (the smaller versions of deviations) have served the community well for years; however, there's always room for improvement.
Some of the problems with existing thumbnails are: they leave a lot of blank space around them, there isn't a lot of room for text for literature deviations, and the thumbnails don't present very tall/wide images well.
The New Thumbnails
Now, we've created a new style of thumbnail, which hopes to solve a lot of these problems.
We've made all thumbnails bigger!We're showing them in tidier row
What Win8 Should Look LikeNot made by me.What Win8 Should Look Like3 years ago in Personal More Like This
deviantART and Journal spam: what we're doing!Spam is a constant thorn in the side of every Internet user's daily life. From the mundane to the surreal, these emails appear in our inboxes so frequently, messages from South African attorneys offering $10 million dollars get marked as spam without a second thought to savvy users.deviantART and Journal spam: what we're doing!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We define spam as the misuse of communication systems to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately to our deviants. Typically, the content of spam messages is aimed at advertising a product that is often counterfeit or potentially malicious. With the rise of social networking, there's been an increase in more direct spamming -- companies who directly target your social network profiles.
"Over the last few years, deviantART has had a small but unfortunate stream of such abuse. Usually, it’s as easy as banning the offending members and moving on to more pressing problems, but recently something happened that caused us to re-evaluate how we handle spam issues."
Mysterious Hum Driving People Crazy! Mysterious hum driving people crazy around the world!Mysterious Hum Driving People Crazy!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It creeps in slowly in the dark of night, and once inside, it almost never goes away.
It's known as the Hum, a steady, droning sound that's heard in places as disparate as Taos, N.M.; Bristol, England; and Largs, Scotland.
But what causes the Hum, and why it only affects a small percentage of the population in certain areas, remain a mystery, despite a number of scientific investigations.
Reports started trickling in during the 1950s from people who had never heard anything unusual before; suddenly, they were bedeviled by an annoying, low-frequency humming, throbbing or rumbling sound.
The cases seem to have several factors in common: Generally, the Hum is only heard indoors, and it's louder at night than during the day. It's also more common in rural or suburban environments; reports of a hum are rare in urban areas, probably because of the steady background noise in crowded cities.
Skin of the What?After some discussion we have decided to bring back Skin of theSkin of the What?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
QuarterSeason. This is a reincarnation of our old Skin of the Month contests, just a bit more spread out.
The plan so far is to have a one month nomination period after each quarter of the year. We will only be accepting nominations of skins that were submitted to DeviantArt within that quarter of the year. We're hoping this will encourage the creation of new skins. Because of a limitation to the number of items we can place on a single pole, we the moderators reserve the right to whittle down the competition before voting.
After nominations are closed we will have one week of voting. There may even be a prize for the winner.
As of this blog the rules are as follows:
A Skin of the
QuarterSeason must be released during the time period of the poll.
There is a technical limit of 10 suggestions per poll. Suggestions exceeding this limit may be decided upon by the moderators.
You cannot sugge
About 'Overpricing' thingsMOVE on 'Overpricing': About 'Overpricing' thingsAbout 'Overpricing' things2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
[My Opinion Versus Everyone's] Please remember these are simply my opinions and are not meant to imply that you should agree or disagree nor should these prove to be offensive in any way; if I do come across displeasingly then you have my apologies beforehand, thank you.
Ah! And btw, if you haven't seen Stephen Silver's video about pretty much this topic, please do -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWXYoD7wfOs
I see a lot of comments here and there that go something like this...
"50 points?? Why would I pay 50 points for an adopt..."
"100 points? Are you sure you're not overpricing that...?!"
And I'm sure many of you have seen similar comments, now I understand that points aren't the easiest things to accumulate when you're fresh into dA or even we
Under 5 FavsDeviations with under 5 favs . Give them some love please.Under 5 Favs3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please the article to help these artists gain more exposure!
<a href="http://fav.me/d4go0vp" target="_blank">
Icon customizer (fixed link)I made a mistake by posting the wrong link, here's the correct one: http://sta.sh/01pqycpmnbngIcon customizer (fixed link)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I tried to write a simple icon customizer myself since there are no good free alternatives as far I know that don't require editing system files.
This icon customizer works with registry modifications and desktop.ini modifications, so it does not modify any dll files.
This icon customizer does not modify the following icons yet:
These icons can be customized with a .theme file or in Control Panel\Appearance and Personalisation\Personalisation\Change desktop icons.
The following icons can be customized:
Explorer icon (explorer.ico)*
folder icons (folder.ico, folder-back.ico, folder-front.ico)
Hard drives (hdd.ico)
Optical drives (optical.ico)
USB drives (usb.ico)
Documents Library (library-documents.ico)**
Music Library (library-documents.ico)**