Hi all— I usually start drawing a regular / medium weight when starting a new project. When Im happy, I start by drawing an extreme (usually, hairline / light), then interpolate to a black / bold instance, I convert it to master and fix issues / redraw it as needed. This is good so far, but I would have some thoughts and I would love to know your comments about them:
- What if I realize that an instance fits better than a master. ie. The hairline is too thin and I don’t want to use in production. What would you do then? replace the master with the prefered instance or you leave that master for editing? it is a good practice to not use a master as it is? hope you understand this
- I read that VF needs only 2 masters to work. With this kind of workflow I ended up with 3 masters. Should I omit / delete the medium master after I am happy with the extremes? Is there a way to omit it by software, like a parameter for variable font production?
- I would love to hear other workflows like this, so if your are keen to share, I’ll appreciate it.