What are the best resources for creating a font?

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    #1Adobe Illustrator CC

    Adobe Illustrator CC

    Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based graphics editor software developed by Adobe Inc. This can be used to create different designs with its drawing tools. It is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $20.99- Varies by plan

    Sean Howell
    Written on April 13, 2017
    "If you are looking at creating a font, there are many tools but the best I have found is Adobe Illustrator CC. It has many many tools just like most Adobe programs. You can use it on both Windows and Max OS X. I would highly recommend it. "
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Create Your Own Font - envatotuts+

    [TUTORIAL] How to Create Your Own Font - envatotuts+
    In this article. the illustrator and designer Yulia Sokolova (Yuzach) writes about fonts, and the process to create your own font from zero based in his own experience.
    Articles

    Free

    Arthur Cruz
    Written on May 13, 2017
    "This is a pretty good solution. The article gave me step by step instructions on how to create a font and it also gave me a link to a nice site where I could find new and exciting fonts to use. There is a lot more that goes into creating a font than I ever thought!"
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    #3Type Design: How To Make A Font Tutorial

    Type Design: How To Make A Font Tutorial
    In this video tutorial by Tyler Finck, you can learn a few different ways to make glyphs, some kerning, and general practices.
    Videos

    Free

    Donna Harvey
    Written on July 3, 2017
    "I like making up my own languages and alphabets, so this was super useful for me and easy to follow."
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    #4Make fonts in minutes with Photoshop & Illustrator

    Make fonts in minutes with Photoshop & Illustrator
    Just install the Fontself extension, select your lettering, and you got your own font, the real font file thing, will lots of variants, colors, textures, ligatures, custom words, photo letters, icons, emojis, whatever you can to put in it.
    Videos

    Free

    Juan Willis
    Written on December 31, 2017
    "This is a YouTube video that requires people to have and utilize expensive software from Adobe, Photoshop and Illustrator. There are much more affordable alternatives out there for creating a font, not to mention free software that can assist with this."
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    #5Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop is a photo editing software that became the industry standard today used by professionals and hobbyists alike. It has plenty of features allowing amounts of photo editing jobs to be done.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99- Free trial available

    Vishal Patil
    Written on June 6, 2017
    "What can I say about Photoshop that has not already been said. This is the single greatest photo editing software ever created. The things that one can do with this software are endless."
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    #6[TUTORIAL] How to Design a Custom Font (Letter R)

    [TUTORIAL] How to Design a Custom Font (Letter R)
    In this free video tutorial from DesignCourse channel, you can watch how to design a stylized Sci-Fi letter "R". You can find other fonts and tutorials in the same channel.
    Videos

    Free

    Lauren Crawford
    Written on April 22, 2017
    "This is an interesting teach method for designing fonts. You learn a specific style but it's a good base and you can build on it. Great video!"
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    #7Adobe Typekit

    Adobe Typekit
    Typekit is an online service which offers a subscription library of high-quality fonts. IInstead of licensing individual fonts, you can sign up for the plan that best suits your needs and get a library of fonts from which to choose. 
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Betty Roberts
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "There are a lot of fonts available at Adobe Typekit to use, but this isn't a place to create a font from scratch. However, there are enough fonts here to choose from that I was able to find something close to what I was looking for. I would have preferred to create something myself, though."
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    #8[TUTORIAL] How to create your own font: 18 top tips - creative bloq

    [TUTORIAL] How to create your own font: 18 top tips - creative bloq
    The graphic designer Jamie Clarke, share in this post from creative bloq, some tips and practical methods to learn for creating new fonts from the beginning.
    Articles

    Free

    Jeffrey Gonzalez
    Written on June 2, 2017
    "This has a great step-by-step set of instructions to help you get started to creating your own fonts from scratch. The steps are easy to follow and explained well."
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    #9dafont.com

    dafont.com
    Archive of freely downloadable fonts. Browse by alphabetical listing, by style, by author or by popularity. These fonts can be installed in Windows, Mac, and even Linux computers.
    Websites

    Free

    Eric Lynch
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "Not exactly what I was wanting. Wanted to create my own font, but this is for downloading already made fonts."
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    #10wikiHow to Create a Font

    wikiHow to Create a Font
    With this step-by-step post from WikiHow, you can easily learn how to create a new font for your own personal or business.
    Articles
    Patricia Martinez
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "WikiHow to Create a Font is one of the best resources that I've found for creating font. Honestly, I didn't think creating my own font for my website was possible until I found the guide. I'm really pleased with the results and will definitely be using it again for any projects in the future that require a special font."
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    #11Typefonts

    Typefonts

    Typefonts.org is a marketplace for fonts that highlight only the most beautiful fonts for you from a host of sources meaning you get the best typographic designs at the lowest cost.

    Websites

    Free

    James Peterson
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "I have tried Typefonts before and i have nothing but positive things to say about it. It is very easy to use and very cheap as well."
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    #12Font Squirrel

    Font Squirrel

    Free fonts have met their match. Font Squirrel is a quality freeware that is licensed for commercial work. 

    Websites

    Free

    George Morgan
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "Font Squirrel brings you the full power of creating fonts no matter where you are, with ease and everything comes on looking brilliant!"
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    #13Google Fonts

    Google Fonts
    Google Fonts makes it quick and easy for everyone to use web fonts, including professional designers and developers.
    Websites

    Free

    Marcos Peña
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "Google Fonts is a go to when you're looking for any kind of font. Need it for work or for play, go here to figure out the one that will look the best."
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    #14Exljbris Font Foundry

    Exljbris Font Foundry

    Exljibrisis a free font repository where you can find a lot of different fonts for your projects.

    Websites

    Free

    Omar Toledo
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "I do a bit of graphic design and one of my go to Fonts is the Exlijbris Font Family. Try one of their free fonts out and you will see what I mean"

Summary

Best What are the best resources for creating a font
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Adobe Illustrator CCSoftware 16 Paid
2[TUTORIAL] How to Create Your Own Font - envatotuts+Articles 11 Free
3Type Design: How To Make A Font TutorialVideos 9 Free
4Make fonts in minutes with Photoshop & IllustratorVideos 8 Free
5Adobe PhotoshopSoftware 7 Paid
6[TUTORIAL] How to Design a Custom Font (Letter R)Videos 6 Free
7Adobe TypekitWebsites 5 Free
8[TUTORIAL] How to create your own font: 18 top tips - creative bloqArticles 3 Free
9dafont.comWebsites 2 Free
10wikiHow to Create a FontArticles 1 Paid
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