5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 4, 2008 1:27 PM by Newsgroup_User

    How to make my font thinner

    Level 7
      I am using the "Italia" font..

      just using it to create a simple logo with company name..

      the font is a little chunky and want to thin it out a bit..

      can anyone offer some suggestions on making the font look thinner ...maybe
      using the transform or skew or scale options..

      not sure how to accomplish this..

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        • 1. Re: How to make my font thinner
          Level 7
          not been smart but I would consider changing the font itself, I don't know
          of any other way with out squeffing the font involved.

          k


          • 2. Re: How to make my font thinner
            pixlor Level 4
            quote:

            Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
            I am using the "Italia" font..

            just using it to create a simple logo with company name..

            the font is a little chunky and want to thin it out a bit..

            can anyone offer some suggestions on making the font look thinner ...maybe
            using the transform or skew or scale options..

            not sure how to accomplish this..



            Hmm... Here's the description of Italia at ITC:
            quote:

            The Italia font family was designed for Letraset in 1974 and licenced to ITC in 1977. Italia was based on the Jenson Old Style of American Type Founders, cut circa 1893. This in turn had been based on the fifteenth century letters of Nicolas Jenson. With little contrast between thick and thin strokes, Italia is a fairly heavy face, best suited to display and advertising work.


            If you really want, you can convert the text element to a path and hand-edit all the nodes. (If you have Illustrator, use that rather than Fireworks, as Fireworks' tools are very basic.) However, I agree with Twocans, find a different font. There are hundreds of thousands of them out there, surely you can find one better suited to the task at hand.

            • 3. Re: How to make my font thinner
              Level 7
              thanks for the suggestions..

              cant change the font as its the font that has been used for our business for
              far to long..

              we found that there is a Bold version and a Medium version.. so we are
              having our network guys look thru old backups to see if we can find the
              medium which seems to be the one we used back then..

              My intentions were to make the font look skinner, i didnt want to modify or
              create a new font.. just make it appear thinner.. just like with any image
              you can mask and crop and blend and blur.. i figured that it could be done
              with type..

              but thanks again.

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              "pixlor" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:geq9r1$3dt$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              >
              quote:

              Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
              > I am using the "Italia" font..
              >
              > just using it to create a simple logo with company name..
              >
              > the font is a little chunky and want to thin it out a bit..
              >
              > can anyone offer some suggestions on making the font look thinner ...maybe
              > using the transform or skew or scale options..
              >
              > not sure how to accomplish this..
              >
              >

              > Hmm... Here's the http://www.itcfonts.com/fonts/detail.aspx?PID=201433:
              >
              quote:

              The Italia font family was designed for Letraset in 1974 and licenced
              > to
              > ITC in 1977. Italia was based on the Jenson Old Style of American Type
              > Founders, cut circa 1893. This in turn had been based on the fifteenth
              > century
              > letters of Nicolas Jenson. With little contrast between thick and thin
              > strokes,
              > Italia is a fairly heavy face, best suited to display and advertising
              > work.

              >
              > If you really want, you can convert the text element to a path and
              > hand-edit
              > all the nodes. (If you have Illustrator, use that rather than Fireworks,
              > as
              > Fireworks' tools are very basic.) However, I agree with Twocans, find a
              > different font. There are hundreds of thousands of them out there, surely
              > you
              > can find one better suited to the task at hand.
              >
              >
              >


              • 4. Re: How to make my font thinner
                Level 7
                On 04 Nov 2008 in macromedia.fireworks, Daniel wrote:

                > we found that there is a Bold version and a Medium version.. so we
                > are having our network guys look thru old backups to see if we can
                > find the medium which seems to be the one we used back then..

                There's also a "Book" version, which is thinner yet. If your IT guys
                can't find the one they're looking for, it's not expensive - under US$30.

                http://www.linotype.com/693/italia-family.html

                http://www.google.com/search?q=italia+font

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                • 5. How to make my font thinner
                  pixlor Level 4
                  quote:

                  Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                  thanks for the suggestions..

                  cant change the font as its the font that has been used for our business for
                  far to long..

                  we found that there is a Bold version and a Medium version.. so we are
                  having our network guys look thru old backups to see if we can find the
                  medium which seems to be the one we used back then..


                  Ah. Then, no, you need to use Italia. But why not just buy a new copy of the Book weight? It would be about $30, which would probably be less than the value of the time it would take your network guys to find it...if they can. MyFonts has it from multiple foundries, so get the one that matches your Bold weight:
                  Italia fonts at MyFonts

                  And it would certainly be less than the value of your time to modify what you have now!