Pixel Font Editor - SimpleFont The most simple way for editing pixelfonts and superpixelfonts
           
Creating super pixel fonts

1. Super pixel fonts are a special kind of pixel fonts. They combine the advantages of the pixelfonts and normal outline fonts. Super pixel fonts are clear and readable in small size and they can be as smooth as an outline font.

Superpixel or grayscale font differ from normal pixel font, because they include special elements called super pixels. The grid units which are not fulfilled by black color will shown as transparent gray pixels. The gray level of these pixels depends on the proportion of the occupied area of the grid unit.

Structure of super pixels in SimpleFont
Structure of super pixels in SimpleFont

2. To create super pixel fonts create a normal pixel font at first (read more in tutorial 1). While creating or editing a pixelfont, in SimpleFont the pixels and superpixels are represented as separated elements. These elements will be connected to continous shapes when exporting the font to TTF file. The relation between normal pixels and super pixels are parent child relations. It means that you can create superpixel by attaching it to a normal pixel. Later any movement or transformation of the normal pixel also affects the attached superpixel.

Super pixel tools
Super pixel tools

3. To create or modify super pixels use the super pixel tools found on the super pixel toolbar. If you want to edit characters one by one, use the draw superpixel element to add super pixel elements to normal pixels. The red area shows the place, where the super pixel element will be placed.

Attaching super pixel elements
Attaching super pixel elements
Attaching super pixel elements

4. If you want to add super pixel elements automatically to the whole font, use the superpixelate all command found on the character menu. It lets you to extend your font with four different kind of super pixels:

  • Level 1 superpixels are attached to one side of a normal pixel
  • Level 2 superpixels are attached to two neighbouring normal pixels
  • Level 3 superpixel are attached to three neighbouring normal pixels
  • Level 4 superpixel are attached to four neighbouring normal pixels

Superpixelate options
Superpixelate options

5. To remove all superpixels from your document use the character menu/desuperpixelate all command.