If you are a designer, you might want to include an alpha in a kit you sell. Creating a single alpha on a single sheet is very easy and convenient as you can apply the exact same effects to all the characters, at once. But then, if you want to separate all those letters, digits and punctuation marks, it gets tedious.
This script will automate the process of separating, copying, saving, naming all the individual character files while you will have minimal work to do.
This script comes with 4 templates to help you work even faster, and allow the script to name the files properly too, especially for the punctuation marks.
If you prefer to use your own set of characters, you an also do so, but you will need to give the name of the files, one by one to the script, which will then be used to save them.
The main "work" you have to do, once your sheet is ready to be separated, is to draw lines to separate the rows and columns of characters. This allows you to have some rows and columns that might not be perfectly aligned.
NOTE: if you want to create your own template, make sure you have the same number of elements per row, or the script will get confused and stop before completion.
Get this time saving script, in the store: Alpha Sheet Separator 2.
Do you want to see this script in action? Check this video:
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Since i can hardly give you a sample of the script itself, this week, i chose to give you a complete alpha that i created using the templates and separated using the Alpha Sheet Separator 2 script.
I used the Broadway font, and applied a Super Blade Pro texture.
I used the astatine effect. I don't know where i got it, or even when, but i thought it looked cool and since it used various colors, it might be usable with many different projects.
You get the full alpha: uppercase, lowercase, digits and punctuation marks.
How will you use this alpha? Remember to show us!
You can send me a link or post on our PSP Showcase pinboard if you want.
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News from the Campus
If you like making alphas, you will love the live presentation scheduled for next week.
We will look at several ways you can create alphas, and tools to make this an easier, faster and more fun process, whether you are a scrapbooker, or a designer.