Tagged: TUT/TECH Challenge
June 21, 2022 at 5:57 am #78237
Lovely work, Everyone!June 21, 2022 at 3:35 pm #78233
Hi all – your work looks just great, and Susan is right — they are all so different!
I did one and I hate it. I’ll look now, and if it’s already sized, I’ll post it, but if it’s not I’m going to let it slide. Just know that #1, I know how to do this, and #2, I usually dislike the end result primarily because it seems like kiddy stuff and my kids are all grown up.
A shout out to @SherieDracup for the virus (ramsomware) warning on New Pose. This means the loverly New Pose is not yet mine! :(( I did join the Creative Fabrica site (after paying for Hitachi on sale last week, durn it!). Is everybody on here a member? That’s where I bought Sue’s Hitachi font last week! I notice the top 3 pages of any search are filled with treasure and the remaining 2000 pages of hits are mostly trash. Do they get a lot of new content in daily? Are there any fonts on there that you especially recommend? I went on to get New Pose, and got waylaid by some of the patterns. Then on to a cat painting that looked just like my daughter’s cat! Sorry didn’t mean to get so far off track — but f there is anything you think I should definitely have, please post or PM me!!!
And another shout out to Ann – if that photo is you as a baby with your dad, consider yourself very lucky to have the photo!
I had resized it for posting….here are three- yellow overlay,. white overlay, black overlay. None of them shout ,”Yay! a Summer Picnic” to me.June 21, 2022 at 3:57 pm #78260
Suzy, speaking for myself, and I only ever speak as I find. Creative Fabrica is in my opinion one of the best, if not the best site for resources and inspiration. Their service is impeccable, helpful, and very prompt. To say that 2000 pages are trash, is unfair and unwarranted to say the least. They cater to many needs across the creative board so what you may consider is trash isn’t to someone else. No one is perfect, and they do have hiccups, which in my experience they rectify instantly.June 21, 2022 at 4:31 pm #78263CasselKeymaster
I have always had great experiences with Creative Fabrica. They have a lot of stuff that doesn’t interest me at all (like all those patterns for mugs, t-shirts, etc.) because I don’t do that. I like the fonts that include extra glyphs. That is my main source for those fonts. I even showed how to use their site for those particular fonts, in the Glyphy Fonts class. They also have great graphics and those are legal to use, unlike so many png cliparts that you can find on various sites.
I think it is unfortunate if one glitch included a virus. Another indication that it is a good idea to scan EVERYTHING you download, no matter the source. Who knows if a virus can be “caught” in the upload/download process???June 21, 2022 at 6:38 pm #78264Corrie KinkelParticipant
I totally agree with Sue and Carol! Creative Fabrica has 3 freebies everyday and one is always a font. I have noticed that they circulate their fonts sometimes, so if you missed one it is worth waiting for it to turn up again. I am not interested in embroiderie, at least not nowadays, but I could make my cousin very happy with some of their designs. And of course it is always wise to be cautious what you download; my virusscanner does a good job on that part.June 22, 2022 at 10:08 am #78283
I’ve been receiving Creative Fabrica’s daily offering for years now. It’s one of my favorite sites.June 22, 2022 at 10:52 am #78284
Suzy, I like your work very much. All options!
I also never had any problems with Creative Fabrica. The resources are immense to suit every taste.
I downloaded the New Pose font (thank you, Pirkko!), and my Norton Antivirus had no problems with it… However, when a site is unsafe, a new red tab immediately appears with a big warning. It was not the case.
As Corrie mentioned, every day, they offer three freebies (Fonts, Graphics, and Crafts). Sometimes I download, sometimes I don’t, depending on if they suit me.June 22, 2022 at 10:54 am #78285
What I’m hearing is that they have great freebies, but that no one pays $19.00 a month for a subscription?
I was wondering if the subscription was worth it. You know, for non-professional hobbyists? (So maybe Cassel wouldn’t count, not sure).
Does anybody have a monthly $19.00 subscription to Creative Fabrica?
edited to add, sorry Christina, we must have cross posted. Thank you. 🙂
June 22, 2022 at 11:01 am #78289
- This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by Suzy.
Susy, I don’t have a subscription, just get the daily freebies when they suit me.June 22, 2022 at 11:20 am #78293CasselKeymaster
I don’t have a subscription as I would not have enough time to use that much resources, but I have used freebies and made a few purchases too, on occasion, when I needed something specific and could not wait to see if it would be a freebie at some point. I think the subscription would be more suitable for someone using those resources commercially. You can probably get what you need by purchasing them, and it would likely end up less than $19 per month.
I guess it depends on your usage. It would be worth it if you used a lot of them, but if you tend to use the same resources over and over again, you likely don’t need a huge collection.June 22, 2022 at 4:49 pm #78312Corrie KinkelParticipant
I don’t have a subscription either. I have more then enough with the free fonts and other goodies if I like them. Besides that, there are frequent offfers of a free bundle and there is the font of the week too. I get every day an email with the freebies of that day! The bulk of my fonts I collected this way. I have McAfee Antivirus and had no problem with the New Pose font, so who knows if there was a virus or not…June 23, 2022 at 2:09 am #78330Susan EwartParticipant
I don’t have a subscription either. I found them to be quite responsive when I had a problem logging on (my fault) and they fixed it right away. Norton hasn’t detected anything devious from them so far. I get the freebie’s and bundles. I love looking through the fonts and there is cool ideas when you look at the thumbnails when you click on a font to see more of it. sometimes I really like a font and will pay the $1 sale price if I don’t want to wait and see if it will come around as a freebie. I did buy my favorite font (Samantha Upright Script by Laura Worthington) that finally came on sale for $9, reg. $79. It’s on sale for $17 right now. It has so many glyphs that it has a user guide! I’d say give it a month or two with the free membership and then decide if the membership price is worth it.June 23, 2022 at 5:33 am #78337
Another good source for inexpensive fonts is FontBundles.net. I don’t know if they still do, but they used to have $1 deals monthly that included bundles in addition to single fonts. Fontaholics Anonymous made me cut myself off a couple of years ago. LOLJune 23, 2022 at 6:19 am #78338
Michele, I also joined the Fontaholics Anonymous, probably at the same time you did, but I have to confess that sometimes I relapse, LOL.
Before, I also downloaded goodies from Design Cuts and Creative Market sites, but not anymore. Now that I am starting to create layouts again, I try to use different fonts to justify my addiction! 🙂June 23, 2022 at 9:38 am #78350Susan EwartParticipant
thanks Michele and Cristina, I hadnt heard of FontBundles.net and the other sites. I’m not ready for Fontaholics Anonymous yet, I’m not addicted….much. LOL. My therapists (AKA my cats!) say I’m in denial. I say, if I gotta be somewhere, denial is a wonderful place to be. 😜June 23, 2022 at 10:30 am #78352
Cristina, I relapse all the time with CF, but only the freebies. CM doesn’t seem to have its weekly freebies anymore so I rarely go there although they do offer some freebies.
Susan, be careful as font addiction is very prevalent! lolJune 23, 2022 at 1:19 pm #78361
Susan, the first stage is always denial… Michele and I have been there! lolJune 23, 2022 at 4:28 pm #78382Sherie DracupParticipant
Hi, Just wanted to let you guys know, that Creative Fabrica got back to me, and assured me there is no virus in the New Pose font file. They were very quick to respond. Also when I did a full system scan of my system, nothing turned up. So strange. For interest sake, I am sending to my virus checker support to see if they can figure it out, as I still cannot download it. 🙁 Too bad for me as I love the font, and as mentioned before, I have never had a problem before downloading from this site. Does anyone else use Bit Defender virus checker? ThanksJune 23, 2022 at 7:07 pm #78388
Sherie, I use Bitdefender. I just downloaded the font without any issues.June 28, 2022 at 12:30 pm #78498Sherie DracupParticipant
Thanks for the info Sue. After Bitdefender confirmed a clean file, I tried all the directions they gave me, but it still did not work. So I did turn off Bitdefender briefly, per how you said, and I got the file. YAY!! Thanks again.June 28, 2022 at 1:11 pm #78499
Hi, everybody, just getting over a case of COVID. Have been reading messages from my email, not the forum per se, but this one topic of New Pose is perplexing. The New Pose font file was 252kb instead of a normal size, which is around 30kb. I could see it being double, maybe 55-60kb because it’s a “hollow filled” style font. What else is packed into the zip file? Anything?
new topic: filed under things that make you go, hmmmmm?!
you guys probably all know this story, but since we were talking about fonts…..
Google has something like 1400 free professional fonts. These are especially good for reading the web, making them excellent for creating websites. Turns out, it also makes an excellent way for Google to follow your every move online. (Germany has brought a suit against Germany on this.) https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2022/01/31/website-operator-fined-for-using-google-fonts-the-cloudy-way/
“Of course, that means that Google’s servers get a visit from your browser, and thus Google unavoidably gets your IP number (or an IP number provided by your ISP or VPN provider, which loosely amounts to the same thing).”June 28, 2022 at 2:31 pm #78500
I m unable to comment on the google fonts, as I have never downloaded fonts from google, but then I didn’t know that they had free fonts. I’m sure Bitdefender would have detected something amiss, and taken the appropriate action.
I don’t know anything about creating fonts, and what determines each font’s file size. Possibly the complexity of the font, I really don’t know. The New Pose font is 702KB, I checked it’s properties. I have many monogram fonts which are in excess of 2MB. Yet they are not overly complex in design. After checking several fonts at random, their file sizes ranged from 25KB to 3.2 MB. So, in my opinion, the file of the compressed font folder, or the actual font file size, doesn’t mean that the larger sizes may contain viruses, or anything else other than the actual font. Possibly unknown to the creator, he/she used a file which isn’t compatible will all operating systems. For example, you can’t use SVG files in PSP. Again I don’t know anything about creating fonts, but what I will say is, if Creative Fabrica assured me that a folder doesn’t contain anything harmful to my operating system, and it is completely safe to use. I would believe them.June 28, 2022 at 6:54 pm #78509Rene MarkerParticipant
Suzy, I didn’t download the font (I’ve got all that I want… I got off the “gotta have every font train” a long time ago). But I just looked at a couple of the zip files from fonts that I did download. One is 943 kb. In the zip are 4 different fonts each about 230 kb in size. Another font zip file is 227 kb and has 6 different fonts in it all about 38 kb in size. The one with 4 fonts are the same font only in “Bold”, “BoldItalic”, “Italic” and “Regular”. The one with 6 fonts are the same font only in “Bold”, “ExtraBold”, “ExtraLight”, “Light”, “Regular” and “SemiBold”.
So a larger zip file just could be because there is more than 1 font actually in the file. And, some have license txt files as well.June 28, 2022 at 8:32 pm #78514
Rene, you are absolutely right about having 4, 6 or even 8 fonts or more contained within one font file. I didn’t think to mention that.
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