Tagged: illustrator

.pfb and .pfm font on OSX

Officially OSX doesn’t support pfb and pfm fonts, however, adobe applications like for example Illustrator allow to use this font. To use this font you must place the font file insider the folder

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/fonts

this folder usually doesn’t exist and you have to create it!

Source:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3874607?start=0&tstart=0

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Illustrator latex font integration

If you want to open PDF generated by latex with Illustrator without font issues you need to install latex font, here is the procedure:
1) with total commander search all *.pfb and *.pfm in your texlive or miktex folder
2) when the search end, press “Feed to listbox
3) copy files in folders
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Fonts
and
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Fonts

This work for me and you are sure to avoid any 32/64 issues!

Reference:
http://www.latex-community.org/know-how/latexs-friends/61-latexs-friends-others/381-combining-latex-and-illustrator
http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/45256/how-do-i-edit-pdf-files-produced-by-latex-in-illustrator-fonts-are-not-found
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/illustrator/cs/using/WSCA212715-FEFA-4cbc-BFC9-FE28E2FCC110a.html
http://gunnalag.com/2011/08/19/installing-miktex-2-8-latex-pfm-with-pfb-type-1-fonts-to-use-it-with-illustrator-on-windows-server-2008-r2/

Illustrator tips

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Replace color

Edit/ Edit Colors/ Recolor Artwork

Align an object respect another one

Select both objects -> press alt (OSX) and click on reference object -> select alignment type

Draw arrow

http://luanneseymour.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/creating-arrows-and-arrowheads-in-illustrator-cs6/

Chenge keyboard increment step (move by keyboard arrow keys)

Edit/Preferences/General -> keyboard increment

Resize to object dimension

Window/Artboards -> click on small rectangle -> select “fit to selection”

Round corner of a path

Effect / Stylize / Round corner

Color an object 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCFOLYP51a4

Good font website 

http://www.dafont.com/