Just a question about a design feature that I’m not sure how to pull off. I’m wanting to create a font with transparency to make a convincing watercolor look. This guy is somehow doing it and applying some interesting textures to his fonts. My question: how? Is it possible with glyphs?
I’m mit reale sure how they did it. You can’t have transparency in OpenType font. There are some approaches to use bitmaps in fonts but there use is really limited (Pages, Keynote, Notepad on mac + Firefox and Chrome). So what I think he did was tracing a very rough image that would produce a lot small paths and that looks like there is transparency if used like in the sample images.