almost monthly feature to help you get more out of
your fonts and dingbats.
This month: Make
your own snow crystal dingbats...Snow Kidding!
makes snowflakes with hexagonal
crystal symmetry. . . . Now you can too. If you
need snowflakes for a winter project, you can create
one out of almost any geometric image by copying it
and then rotating it upon itself several times. To do
this, you will need a drawing program or some type of
imaging application. The technique for any imaging program
is essentially the same, but we used Macromedia Freehand
8 on a Macintosh computer.
For ease of
manipulation, we first converted the font into
vector paths, did a COPY and a PASTE . . . then
rotated the image 60°. We repeated this four
more times for a total of six duplicate images.
After you have
grouped together the six mirrored images, you
can change the color and duplicate your snowflake
as many times as you like to make a flurry-filled
scene. We added a blue gradient for a pleasant
evening sky background.
In case you prefer to use
a nice pre-made font rather than make your own, we've
created a snowflake font just for P22 customers. What's
more, it's FREE! So go and
download a copy for yourself and Have Yourself a
Merry Little Christmas.