Video Tutorial: Offset Text

This is the fourth installment of my tutorials for Teachers Pay Teachers sellers using PowerPoint.

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This fourth video is a tutorial on using offset text.

Video Tutorial: Dashed Frames

This is the third installment of my tutorials for Teachers Pay Teachers sellers using PowerPoint.

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This third video is a tutorial on using my KG Flavor and Frames Fonts to create cute dashed frames for your pages. They are super simple!

Video Tutorial: Patterned Letters in PowerPoint

This is the second installment of my tutorials for Teachers Pay Teachers sellers using PowerPoint.

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This second video is a tutorial on making patterned lettering using your digital papers to fill in the letters.

Video Tutorial: Colored Lettering in PowerPoint

Hey guys!  I know so many of my Teachers Pay Teachers customers are using PowerPoint to create and I was asked to start creating some tutorials that teach you how to use your fonts effectively in PowerPoint.

This is the first of these videos.  Be sure to subscribe either here on the website or on YouTube so you can see all future videos as they are released!

This first video is a tutorial on making basic colored lettering and I also show how to use a swatch in PowerPoint to assist you with colors.

Font Tip: Adjusting Tracking

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First, if you don’t know the meaning of words like tracking, kerning, and leading, please check out >this article.<

Tracking can completely change the look of a piece or a project.  Linked below are tutorials that explain how to adjust tracking in several popular programs.

Powerpoint

Publisher

Photoshop

PaintShop Pro

Learning how to adjust this will help your creations look exactly the way you want them to look!

Fonts Used in Tutorial:

KG Part of Me

KG Say Something

 

Font Tip: Adjusting Leading (Spacing Between Lines)

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This is such a simple font tip, but if you’re not aware of leading and how it works, it can completely skew your creations.

First, if you don’t know the meaning of words like tracking, kerning, and leading, please check out >this article.<

To adjust leading in various programs, see the following tutorials:

Powerpoint

Publisher

Photoshop

PaintShop Pro

Learning how to adjust this will help your creations look exactly the way you want them to look!

Font Used Above:

KG When Oceans Rise

Add Fonts to Your iPad/iPhone for Word/Pages Keynote/Powerpoint Excel/Numbers and more!

How to Add Fonts to iPhone or iPad

I get asked on a daily basis about this and I was always under the understanding that Apple doesn’t allow for third party fonts to be installed directly into the iOS system.

This is still true, but there is now a way you can add fonts to your device– they won’t be system fonts used for things like Messaging and Facebook.  However, you CAN use them in Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Keynote, Pages, and more! 🙂

It does require purchasing a $1.99 app >>here<<.  The AnyFont app (I’m NOT affiliated in any way, shape, or form with this app!) allows you to take your fonts, install them, and use them in the above listed programs.  They may work in other programs, but I’m honestly not 100% sure which ones.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to use the AnyFont app.

STEP ONE: Download the AnyFont app.

STEP TWO: Open up your Dropbox folder that contains the fonts you wish to use.  If you don’t already use Dropbox, see my Phonto tutorial which explains some of that.

STEP THREE: Tap on the file you wish to install.  I decided to just use my entire all KG Fonts download from here.  When you tap on the zip file in Dropbox, it will look like this- no preview available.

STEP FOUR:  Tap in the bottom left corner, the box with the arrow coming out the top.  This gives you options of where to open up the zip file.  Select “open in…”

STEP FIVE: After tapping “Open in…” you will get options.  Tap “Open in AnyFont.”

STEP SIX: AnyFont will unzip the folder and show you a list of the contents.  Mine looks like this.  Scroll through and select a font to install.

STEP SEVEN: Tap on the font you wish to install.  I opted for KG Second Chances Solid.  After tapping on it, you can opt to preview the font if you like before installing.  To install, just tap the icon in the center.

STEP EIGHT: On the warning page, click “install”.  Obviously, you install fonts at your own risk, blah blah blah.

STEP NINE: Open your program of choice.  My example shows the font in Pages.  In Pages, click the paintbrush before beginning to type (or after selecting text) and then select the desired font by clicking on the current font (11 pt Helvetica in this case) and selecting a new font from the list.  Close out of that and start typing!  It’s pretty simple!

If your font doesn’t show up, you might need to close and reopen the program.  It won’t work in every program, but I know Pages, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Keynote should work!

  

 

As always with my tutorials, I can’t provide support if these things don’t work for you!  But I hope this is helpful in some small way!

One Minute Font Tips: BOUNCY Fonts

Are you using any of my all caps fonts like KG Why You Gotta Be So Mean or KG Defying Gravity Bounce or KG A Little Swag?

Have you been frustrated because you don’t know how to make it properly bounce and you end up with dropped first letters?

This quick tutorial will teach you how to use the font correctly. If you have other topics you would like to see addressed in future tutorials, leave a note! 🙂

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Video Tutorials

I have 3 video tutorials for you today.  All of these videos use Photoshop CS6, but I think the videos should mostly apply to lower versions of Photoshop including Elements.

One is taking a colored blog button and creating a white png watermark from that image.  This is a popular thing that bloggers need to do on occasion.

That video is here:

The second video is about using my KG Flavor and Frames fonts in Photoshop to create custom colorful/patterned frames.

That video is here:

The third video takes the previous frames video one step further- adding a second layer and adding text.

That video is here:

If you have other topics you would like to see, let me know!

Tip: Using Kerning in Word

I’ve had a flurry of emails recently asking for help with using kerning on my fonts in Word.

Microsoft Word is undoubtedly the go-to word processing tool for many people.   Unfortunately, Microsoft Word does not apply kerning as a default.  So what happens is you open your document and you start typing and kerning is not applied to the letters the way you would like.

When this happens, you just need to click ctrl+A to select all of your text.  Next, click ctrl+D to open the font window.

By default the kerning for fonts will not have a check next to it.  Check that and change the # next to points and above to 12 or 10 or 8 or whatever the smallest font size you’ll be using in your document is going to be.

Click ok to apply the changes.

When you’re done, the font will have kerning applied, as seen in the upper image below.  The bottom image below shows the “before” look so you can compare. (Hint: look between the r/e in really and squirrels and the o/v/e in love.)

I hope this was helpful.  I can’t provide support for Microsoft Word.  This mini-tutorial is provided only as a resource for those who needed help with this problem.  I, unfortunately, do not have time to answer intricate Word-related questions.  Thanks for understanding!