Glyph Tutorial

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  1. Heffe

    Heffe New Member

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    im not making a glyph tutorial but looking for one. i don't really need a whole in depth tutorial.. i just want to see how people like Manic Nimrod make their glyphs.. would it be from scratch? or do some people edit the original ipod applications? pen tool? i need help.
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    people like manic nimrod

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    depending on what you're making, you'd use the pen tool, selection tools, and all the shape tools (ellipse, rounded+normal rectangle)

    you can start by drawing your shape out (a tablet helps) and then refining that, or just find an image on the internet and trace over it
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    thanks

    edit: how do you center things.... (shapes, text, etc.) and i've seen in other people's psd's for their apps they have like blue guide things... how do you get those and they help like spacing right?
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    i center things by hand, selecting the left side and moving it over to the right and seeing if it matches up

    the guides you can do by going to view->new guide and putting in the middle of your canvas (i.e. if it's 200px wide, you'd do a vertical guide at 100px) or wherever you want
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    whats glyph??
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    I'm making a glyph now, but like it's on a dark base app so I want a white glyph but when I put the color overlay to white it shows the checkerboard...So I'm afraid that when I save it as a .png that it'll become transparent where the white glyph is supposed to be.. If that makes sense.

    EDIT: nevermind i got it fixed... the gloss layer was over the glyph which made it look weird...
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    Thanks guys.. I liked the final outcome of the glyph.

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    Did I miss something? Whats a glyph supposed to be?
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    the little shape

    the s in your avatar's a glyph

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