This is part 1 of a continuing series I’ll be producing about how to use Fontlab Studio to create fonts, from start to finish. It’s been a challenge to learn Fontlab because it’s a very robust software, so I’m passing along everything I learn, as I learn it to help those interested in making their [...]
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Happy Tuesday everyone. I forgot to get my trash to the curb, but I didn’t forget Free Texture Tuesday! These textures are part of a set I made for Advanced Photoshop Magazine a while back. I think there are some really nice images in this set, so I hope you can give me some feedback [...]
The 10 luck winners of my latest premium font, ABTS Gunsmoke are: JicketyJacK, Liam, Sjang, Chandra, Sue, Brittany, DeLowe, Adam, Erwin – Good Web Design, and Anything Graphic. I’ve already sent all of you a copy of the font via email. I hope you enjoy the font very much!
This week, I’ve got some hard drive guts! Yeah, these might not be considered textures in the true sense of the word, but I thought they were cool images to give away. No computers were harmed in the processing of these images. All hard drives were rendered useless before the onset of this weeks FTT. [...]
I’m have another premium font giveaway this week! ABTS Gunsmoke is a western font I recently finished and I’m giving away a free copy to 10 lucky commenters. Gunsmoke includes over 400 characters, many different languages, as well as a few ligatures and symbols. The font also includes all of the symbols you see in [...]
This is a very simple tip for the Illustrator user interface to center your artboard on your screen. It’s marked “101″ for a reason… Illustrator 101: Center Artboard from Jay Hilgert on Vimeo.
Nearly two hundred entries, yet there can be only 1 winner. And that winner is Todd Edwards! Congratulations to Todd, and a big thanks to Strata for offering such a great prize :) (More Strata giveaways will be coming soon, wink, wink)
This week I’ve got some nice hi-res denim textures for everyone. My laptop decided to go out on me a few days ago, so I’m just now back up and running, just in time for FTT! (You can click on the images and get the full size ones from Flickr)
Today I have another great software giveaway. Strata Design 3D and Foto 3D bundle! I have a Strata Design 3D and Foto 3D bundle to give to 1 lucky BittBoxer! Strata Design 3D CX is the essential tool for creative professionals looking to add the power of 3D to their toolset. Powered by Strata’s award [...]
This weeks free textures are broken glass, requested by Andi on twitter. Feel free to send me suggestions for next week in the comments or @bittbox. (You can click on the images and get the full size ones from Flickr)
I’ve got a super-useful Illustrator tip today. How to align to a “key object.” This is my first HD video, so it’s best viewed in full screen mode. I hope this tip saves some people a little headache Illustrator: Align to Key Object [HD] from Jay Hilgert on Vimeo.
This is a brief overview of the Fontlab Studio 5 Preview Panel. Please let me know if you would like more Fontlab tutorials in the comments :) Fontlab Studio 5: The Preview Panel from Jay Hilgert on Vimeo.
Congratulations to Armando, Brizzle, Pesc, Klemen Slavi, robyn, 1916home.net, jodi, Brian Hurst, Ignacio, dinobib. They were randomly selected to win a copy of ABTS milk, my newest premium font. I really appreciate all of the positive feedback everyone!
My friends at Shutterstock have been generous enough to give BittBox users an exclusive, yet time-sensitive discount. The discount is 10% off and expires at the end of March. If you would like to receive the discount code, follow this link and fill out the form. We will be sending the code to everyone who [...]
This week I have some wrinkled paper for everyone’s downloading pleasure. Here are 5 hi-res wrinkled paper textures for your texture hoarding stash :) (You can click on the images and get the full size ones from Flickr)