It sounds more like a FontLab Studio question.
This may be a FontLab question, but I am curious about your process for taking the PS files to AI. What steps are you using?
From PS to AI:
Simply open the PS file in Illustrator. If you want to save in some
other format, just Save As ...
From Illustrator to FontLab
IMPORT EPS sometimes works, but IMPORT in FontLab doesn't work with
newer versions of EPS or AI files. Instead,
have both applications open. Highlight a design or character or glyph in
Illy and COPY. Open the appropriate glyph window in FontLab and Paste.
You may have to isolate them.
It will take some experience to determine how large to magnify the
design elements in Illustrator and where to place them before copying.
You can also copy and paste many at once, into some arbitrary FontLab
cell, and then move or copy or manipulate individual items in FontLab.
Often the EPS/AI vectors come across to FontLab without being closed;
you then have to go to contours and close open contours.
If your pen tool designs are simply lines and not outlined elements,
they're useless as fonts, by the way.
Many thanks for respond. As I see the problem is on the photoshop. It seems that exporting from photoshop to FontLabStudio wont never work. Altought if I export from photoshop as a eps. Am I right?
May it be the solution is that export vecotrs from photoshop as a Illusrator paths- .ai and open it in illustrator and from there export as a vector (.eps) and try to import it to FontLab Studio.
What do you think?
I'm not familiar with the latest versions of Photoshop. The following
may have been superseded. I'm sorry, but I had missed the key line in
your original post that said you'd created your glyphs in Photoshop.
Photoshop not a tool for creating vector images. That's why Adobe
produced both Photoshop and Illustrator, and Corel has Corel Draw and
Corel Paint, etc.
An EPS file, even if saved by Photoshop, is not a vector image. It will
contain ONLY a bitmap preview.
When you open such an eps file in Illustrator, all you have is a raster
You can either manually trace your images with vectors, or use an
autotrace function (either Illustrator's or from many other sources,
including Scanfont, Corel Draw, and even to some extent within FontLab)
to create a vector version. But it will never be as good as the original.
Yes I understand you. I am just thinkng loud. Try to prevent work with penn tool again- again making whole alphabet with Illustrator. I have already created in photoshop using pen tool. So I try to exporting that as a illustrator path (.ai) and open it in illustator. Than export as eps vector and try to open it in FontLabStudio.
I hope that gonna works...
FINALLY! Solve. For people who solve the same problem and do not want creating whole aplhabet in font editors. Just you can even make it on photoshop:
1. Export as a ai path
2. Open in Illustrator- export as eps in right resolution
3. Open in Font editor software (for example I usin FontLabStudio)
4. Make font
Hope it helps!
Great! And I apologize to you and to anyone else who was misled by my
obviously wrong statements about photoshop and vectors.
Make from a vectors based document- There I made whole alphabet letters by pen tool. And my goal is that document render to FONT Files. Open type, true type etc.
If FontLab is too expensive or too intimidating (or possibly FontForge, less expensive but even more overwhelming), try InDesign
I am working on the full release, to appear any day now. (Well, not literally -- but it's on its way.)