How to install the LTTR/INK Glyphs plugin

Stroke styles

Troubleshoot INK for Adobe Illustrator

Interpolate strokes

Start drawing in Adobe Illustrator

User interface overview Adobe Illustrator

Activate licence

User interface overview Glyphs

Create styles

Start drawing

Combine strokes and outlines

Convert to outlines

Convert to outlines in Adobe Illustrator

Install with Anastasiy’s Extension Manager

Report bugs

Recover from a crash

Known Issues

Running the plugin on Mac with the M1 chip

Getting an installation error on Mac - “Extension license is damaged (Error 6xx)”

The plugin doesn’t work on Windows — Grey panels

Manual installation on Windows

Combine strokes and outlines

Who Can Use This Feature

✔︎ Letterer variant users can combine strokes and outlines.
✔︎ Type-designer variant users can combine strokes and outlines.

Skeleton type designers can come across a case where outline shapes are better. Yes, even though skeletons are magically powerful there are shapes of skeleton-less invertebrate species so-called Molluscs.

For instance, serifs, inktraps, and blobs, and other fancy stuff that you plan to use in your typeface.

In such cases, you need to combine strokes and outlines.

Steps

1. Create A Component In Glyphs.

If you don't know follow any glyphs tutorial about reusing shapes.

2. Keep Strokes OFF For The Component

If you have stokes ON for all glyphs, switch the stroke OFF for the component.

Turn OFF the strokes

3. Draw The Component

In our case, it's a serif for the vertical stems.

Preview outline drawn component

4. Insert Component To Stroke Drawing.

Press Command + Shift + C to display Insert Component Pane.
Navigate and select the "Outline Component".
Place the outline component into the stroke drawn letter.

Insert outline serif component in skeleton drawn letter

5 Adjust Position

As you see the position is not perfect. So we put it in the proper place at the end of the first stem.
Then duplicate the component and place it at the end of the second stem.

Put the outline component in the right place

In our case, the stroke drawn stems are outshooting the baseline. Therefore, we are shortening them.

In our case, the stroke drawn stems are outshooting the baseline. Therefore, we are shortening them.
In our case, the stroke drawn stems are outshooting the baseline. Therefore, we are shortening them.

Adjust Component Shape

Now we can edit component shapes to fit the design more precisely.
Double click on the component to open it in edit mode.

Double click to open the outline component.

Edit as you wish

Edit shape of the outline component as you wish

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