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XY - Font and Placement Guide by aschefield101 XY - Font and Placement Guide by aschefield101
© 2014 Pokémon. © 1995-2014 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK Inc. Pokémon and Pokémon character names are trademarks of Nintendo.

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Yes your not going mad, I caved and made a guide! Don't expect any more though, I hate doing them more than MEGA text :p

This guide will work on my blanks for BW and XY, anyone elses blanks they will not (due to resolutions used and such).

((click download, found on the right hand side, to see full size should it not show up on your monitor))
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RightOnTheNose Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
THX
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:iconkowalskidynamo:
Hey aschefield, big fan of your card templates! I would like to know of you are going to make a SM font and placement guide too?
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the only one I've ever done tbh, others usually do those :)
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kowalskidynamo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
So XY fonts will work just as fine for SM?
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty much, TPCi have been lazy in that respect for over a decade now, almost same for every era.
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orenberry Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017
Will you making a guide for Sun and Moon?
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RightOnTheNose Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
That would be really useful IRL
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TroiMS Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
i have a question about the font under the name. it says to use future LT medium - bold italic does that mean it's 2 different fonts or another category within the future LT font?
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah when choosing the font, the next drop down (if using Photoshop) will be the specific version of that font. i.e. sometimes it'll be a thin version, or really big, in this case you should see a bold italic version, usually towards the end of the list :)
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TroiMS Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
thank you, i was able to find it :)
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prosperreadydesigns Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
Awesome! Thanks for this!!!
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DolphinXNarwhal Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
GILL SANS STD
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Jerekl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a download anywhere on Deviantart that you know of for a Mega font? Or do I have to draw/design one?
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can't create premade ones, as you'd have to create every single one in the dictionary and 100's of variations for each as they curve/warp around the art.

aka you have to do your own using whatever program(s) you have access too :)
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Jerekl Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Asche, could you take a look at my Tapu Koko EX card and give me tips on how to use that texture/holofoil? The cards get darker for me but yours doesn't, do you know what could be causing that?
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure what GIMP uses, but in PS it's alot of layers/using filters.

For example Tapu on a normal card would be above the background texture and use its own set of textures.

Usually "skin" like areas get a texture that is like small bumps/bubbly looking thing. I found a pattern in PS that replicated that.  Other areas then use the wavy lines etc.

On top of those you then have the lineart which I use a 3 gold colour gradient on, and then a speckly style pattern to replicate glittery bits. For the rest its picking out specific areas and creating the texture for that area, then moving along to the next. But each texture's little group I'd normally have 2-3 layers of the same texture using different filters, then some more for the holosheets and then maybe the odd few more to add in dark/light bits to resemble light/shadow.

It takes ages hehe
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Jerekl Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I started just a few days ago with making cards and I'm happy to get tips from you and bbinjas :) I am working on a set of 99 cards, I've made 3 so far.
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ambitious! :D
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Jerekl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thanks for the answer :) I started making cards yesterday with Gimp and I still haven't gotten hang of it fully so I guess I'll have to get better ;) I love your cards :)
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks and yeah it takes time but it really does get easier/better. I've never used GIMP but alot do love it :)
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KandaSorata1245 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
il do a mega one
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Superqami Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist
What about item cards?
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LehGuumii Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey aschefield, I tried to make a card using this guide in Photoshop CC though the text appears smaller than its supposed to be like, very small. I use the card size 370x1035 I think (can't remember) do you think you could help me? Is it possibly the card size?
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure if PS CC scales differently than normal PS tbh, so not entirely sure there. Can that program open .PSD files?
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LehGuumii Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have much time due to long work days, and when I do I'm making updated blanks specifically for pokebeach (and maybe host em here too), which are better quality. I'll have to see what I can do for ya with those XY blanks :D
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LehGuumii Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thanks dude! I really appreciate it :)
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Tails19950 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!! This is fantastic :meow:
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PeterChai Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2015
How do i see the placements' pixel in PS
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you zoom in using ctrl+ in PS 7 and older you'll usually hit soemthing like 800% or more, before you see squares. In newer versions you need only press ctrl+ 4 times, thats max zoom, before it turns everything into giant squares (as you're that close).
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Faris457 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Yo asche. I finnaly got it in gimp but it doesn't work in gimp. Is this for photoshop?
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, everything that I upload is for Photoshop :)
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is the font directly under the big "XY"
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tis the SGU one, eurostyle extended I think is the name.
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You and your stargate! =p

brb downloading that font now if I can find it for free
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Should be free somewhere, i didn't pay for mine lol :D
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, I found it! :D

Man I miss Stargate. So many years of nogate :(
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just glad I archived everything relating to the MMO when I did (and since then got lots more). Seems like thats all we have left of the 'old' extended universe now...

Before they batter it all with a reboot :(
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The emmerich reboot is... Annoying. What kind of director reboots their own movie?

Best we can hope is that they do an alt universe thing like with star trek
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly MGM are going with a complete reboot. Meaning SG-1/SGA/SGU doesn't exist anymore. Which annoys me senseless as those 3 are the only reason the franchise has lasted as long as it has; and has the reputation it has.
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Sylveon-lover Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks this worked
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GrimmReaper9001 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
What font is the X2 and -20 in? 
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tbh I can't remember, but its on the symbol sheet; so no need to make it anyway :)
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GrimmReaper9001 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
K, thanks.
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Shyewyn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Clap 
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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Shyewyn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Herr Llama Emperor I'm on fire! Herr Llama Emperor 
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SuperStar1990 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you do the PSD version?
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aschefield101 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I plan .PSD-esque versions for my Winchfall expansion, I need to think about those though after I've sorted the resources. Will see how they go.

But again though its down to what time I have and when, if any :)
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SuperStar1990 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OK
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