Basic Shapes True Type Font

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Joe
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Basic Shapes True Type Font

Post by Joe » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:05 pm

It would be great to have a basic shapes TT Font. This would allow an easy way to add to a design. I'm talking about the types of shapes you see in drawing programs. But, doing them as a TT Font would mean they could be resized and positioned without loosing quality. I can see many uses for this: frames, lines for separations, emphasis. And doing this as a TT Font would not dilute the focus of Essentials.

EastWitch2
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Re: Basic Shapes True Type Font

Post by EastWitch2 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:39 pm

Hi Joe,

It is my understanding that any basic shapes like you are talking about would have to be in the bx format in order for them to be resizable in Essentials and also so they could be dropped into the Essentials program in order for them to be used.

There are some Shapes, Frames, Accents and Alignment Collections of designs in the bx format that are already available that you can easily drop into Essentials and they become part of the Essentials Library within Essentials.

When dropped into the open Essentials program you then will find them by using the Merge Design Icon on the Top Tool Bar which looks like a gear wheel. This opens up the Essentials Library.

You can choose any one of these designs from the different Collections from the Libray and import them into Essentials.
From there you can resize them and move them around and make them part of your design.

Have a look at these links which are in the SHARE! Section here on the Forum.
Make sure to read all the posts in each link.
Each one of these will appear as a seperately named, individual Collection in Essentials Library when you add them to Essentials.

http://embrilliance.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=577

http://embrilliance.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=690

http://embrilliance.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=605

http://embrilliance.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=604

http://embrilliance.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=603

There is another bx collection of Heart Shapes at this link below that can be added to the Essentials Library too
This link includes the instructions of how to drop the files into Essentials.
Scroll down the page abit to find the Hearts collection bx file.

http://embrilliance.com/archives/category/news


If these are similar to what you are requesting then perhaps you could contact Brian by using the Contact Tab at the Top of the Forum page and let him know what shapes you would like to see added to the Essentials Library.

EastWitch2

Joe
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Re: Basic Shapes True Type Font

Post by Joe » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:22 pm

A few of these are sort of what I'm talking about. I mean the basic hollow symbols you see in flow chart programs. Or even the basic shapes that were in THE original Paint program on the original Macintosh 1984. You may not remember that, but Brian will. The most highly advertised image from that program was of a Japanese Geisha.

Any way, by making this a TT Font it would be both quick access and very scalable so you could easily put borders around selected areas of embroidering.

aaavacuumandsewing
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Re: Basic Shapes True Type Font

Post by aaavacuumandsewing » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:02 am

Informative thread about basic shapes TT Font. As they could be resized and positioned without losing quality.

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