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Digital Juice Fonts

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Digital Juice Fonts

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IntroductIon ......................................................................... 2
Features ......................................................................................... 2

What Is the JuIcer 3.5?................................................... 3


Juicer 3.5 system requirements ................................................ 3 Installing Juicer 3.5 ...................................................................... 3

InstallIng dJ Fonts.......................................................... 4
uninstalling Products ................................................................... 5

dJ Fonts In the JuIcer ................................................... 5


the tree Panel .............................................................................. 5 the Browser Panel ...................................................................... 5 the Batch Panel ............................................................................ 6

settIngs Mode ....................................................................... 6


text entry & Formatting ................................................................ 6

the three-taBBed settIngs Panel ....................... 7


the edit dJ Fonts tab ................................................................... 7
Adding Effects ................................................................................ 7 Blending Modes .......................................................................... 10 Composite Layer Effects ............................................................... 12 Save As New Font ........................................................................ 12

the Browse dJ Fonts tab ........................................................ 12 the canvas tab .......................................................................... 12


Canvas ....................................................................................... 12 Output ........................................................................................ 13

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IntroductIon
Digital Juice Fonts, Collection One is the result of hundreds of hours of painstaking detail work by our illustrators. This effort, in tandem with the endless hours put in by our programming team has provided you with a product more customizable, more powerful, more useful, and more fun than any product weve ever released. Most people are familiar with the basic concept of fonts, as they come pre-installed on most computers and can be accessed with applications like word processors or simple text editor applications. DJ Fonts are a little bit different. While they include a standard OpenType font for each DJ Font Family, DJ Fonts themselves are not fonts in the traditional sense. They cannot be accessed via the font selection tools that are provided in many software applications like word processors. In the simplest terms, DJ Fonts are layered, graphical fonts. While they can be modified with many of the traditional text manipulation properties like font size, kerning, etc. in the Juicer application, the end result or final output is graphical.

(Figure 1) A standard OpenType system font compared to a highly graphical Digital Juice Font.

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(Figure 2) Graphic file output options in the Juicer.

35 unique DJ Font families Over 1300 ready-to-use Standard DJ Fonts Over 200 Font Textures More than 20 Bitstream OpenType fonts DJ Fonts can be easily customized with pre-installed textures and gradient presets or you can import your own images as textures and create and customize your own gradient presets. 100% Royalty Free

(Figure 3) The 35 Font Families of DJ Fonts Collection 1 in the Juicer

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What is the JuiceR 3.5?

What Is the JuIcer 3.5?


The Juicer 3.5 is free download provided by Digital Juice that allows you to browse, search, audition and manage all of your Digital Juice content. In addition to managing your Digital Juice products, the Juicer is instrumental in installing, choosing and customizing individual fonts from your DJ Fonts Collection 1 DVDs. It is also where you will enter, format and output text created with these fonts.

Juicer 3 system requirements


The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Digital Juices Juicer 3.5:
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Only works with Digital Juice products Windows 2000/Windows XP/Vista for PC Direct X 9c and above for PC Mac OS X v10.4.0 and above for Macintosh QuickTime 7.1 and above 256 MB RAM minimum recommended 128 MB Video RAM minimum recommended Minimum free hard drive space required is 300 MB on Mac and 150 MB on PC Additional hard drive space for DJ Fonts preview and source content (optional): At least 2.1 GB of free space for installing preview content At least 10 GB for installing source and preview content Internet connection required for software updates and web previews

IMPORTANT NOTE: Digital Juice Fonts Collection 1 requires version 3.5 or higher of Digital Juices FREE content management software known as the Juicer.

Installing Juicer 3.5


1. If you do not currently have Juicer 3.5 or higher installed, you can download the FREE Juicer software from http://www.digitaljuice. com. Click on Juicer in the top menu bar. On the Juicer page, there is a Mac (OS X) and PC (Windows) version available for download. 2. Download and browse to the file Juicer3.5x_Buildxxx.exe (PC) or Juicer3.5x_Buildxxx.dmg (Mac), double click the file to begin installation of the Juicer 3 software. 3. Follow the prompts to complete the installation of the Juicer 3.5.

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installing DJ Fonts

InstallIng dJ Fonts, collectIon 1


Before you can start using DJ Fonts and rendering text, you will need to install the product into Juicer 3.5. 1. Start the Juicer 3.5 application from the shortcut (PC) or from the icon in the applications menu (Mac). Verify that you have version 3.5 or higher by clicking on About Juicer 3... in the Juicers Help menu. The Juicer version number will also be shown on the opening splash screen. 2. With the Juicer 3.5 software running and open on your screen, insert the first DVD, labeled Digital Juice Fonts Collection One INSTALL DISC, into the DVD drive on your computer. Then select Install Products... from the Juicers File menu. 3. The Install Products dialog box should appear with the DJ Fonts - Collection 1 disk displayed as the product to be installed. Preview options and the Choose Location field will be disabled for DJ Fonts because those options are presented on a later screen.
(Figure 5) Select Install Products... from the Juicers File menu (Figure 4) The Juicer Splash Screen showing Juicer version number

IMPORTANT NOTE: Installing DJ Fonts, Collection 1 with Juicer 3.5 may take over an hour depending on your DVD drive performance and the installation method you choose.

4. Press the Install button and follow the prompts to complete the installation. During the install process you will be given two main options as to how DJ Fonts will be installed. You can select to install Source and Preview Content or Preview Content Only.

(Figure 6) The Install Products dialog box with DJ Fonts Collection 1 ready to install

Installing Preview content only Installing Preview Content Only will allow you to modify your DJ Fonts and see the changes on screen, but in order to render the final high resolution output you will be asked to insert the product DVD. Select Preview Content Only if you are concerned about disk space and dont mind being prompted for the product DVD when you are ready to render. Installing source and Preview content If you select to install Source and Preview Content you will not be prompted for the source DVDs when you render the final output. This is more convenient but it does require a lot more available disk space on your hard disk. It also increases installation time, since copying DJ Fonts high resolution source images from DVD to disk is resource and time intensive.
(Figure 7) The DJ Fonts Installation Wizard

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DJ Fonts in the JuiceR

to uninstall a product:
1. Start the Juicer 3 application. 2. From the File menu, select Catalog Manager. 3. Select the product you would like to uninstall from the right side of the panel, and click Remove. 4. Follow the prompts to confirm you would like to remove the product, and the locally stored preview files.

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the tree Panel
Once you have installed DJ Fonts, all the available DJ Fonts volumes will be listed in the Tree Panel on the left side of the Juicer 3 application. You can click on an individual font volume button in the Tree Panel to have the associated DJ Fonts displayed in the Juicers Browser Panel or you can select the option to Show All DJ Font Families which will display all DJ Font families as a series of folders.

(Figure 8) In the Catalog Manager you can select Products to Uninstall

the Browser Panel


Each DJ Font Family or volume can contain a multitude of variations so the Juicer provides folders for each type.
(Figure 10) With Show All DJ Font Families selected in the Tree Panel, you will see a folder view of all 35 DJ Font families in the Browser Panel.

standard dJ Fonts This folder contains the DJ Fonts variations that were created by the artists at Digital Juice and that are included with the package. My dJ Fonts This folder is where the DJ Fonts that you modify will be stored. This folder will be empty until you save a new DJ Font of your own. draft Bin If you modify any of the layers of a DJ Font, the Juicer will automatically save a draft copy of your changes in the Draft Bin. If you later save your changes as a new DJ Font or shut down the Juicer, the draft copy will be automatically removed.

(Figure 9) The Juicer Tree Panel shows all available volumes (or font families) in DJ Fonts Collection 1

(Figure 11) When a single DJ Font family is selected in the Tree Panel, the Browser Panel will display several folders containing the fonts in that family.

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the Batch Panel


Once you have found a DJ Font you would like to modify and/ or render in one of the above mentioned folders, you will need to drag and drop the DJ Font thumbnail from the Browser Panel to the Batch Panel on the right side of the Juicer. Once the DJ Font is in the Batch Panel, click Settings to begin creating text with it or to start modifying the look of the font.

settIngs Mode
text entry & Formatting
Once in the Juicers Settings mode, the DJ Font name will appear in an editable text box in the center Preview Panel. The topmost toolbar in the Preview Panel allows you toggle the Bounding Box that surrounds the text, adjust the text alignment, change how you enter text and collapse or expand the Format Text panel. There are two modes to enter text: The Edit (Figure 13) In Settings Mode, you can type your Text method which text in an editable text box. allows you to type text directly into the text box or the All (Figure 14) The Preview Panel top toolbar. Glyphs method which allows you to manually select characters from an All Glyphs pop up menu (this comes in handy for entering special characters). The collapsible Format Text panel can be displayed as either a panel along the right side or as a toolbar along the top of the Preview Panel. It contains all the text formatting controls you will need from Font Size to Leading (Line Spacing), Tracking, Kerning and Baseline Shift. It also allows you to set the text bounding box position within the canvas and set margins within your text bounding box.
(Figure 12) Drag and drop the DJ Font thumbnail you want to modify or render text with to the Batch Panel on the right side of Juicer.

(Figure 15) The All Glyphs popup window makes it easy to select special characters.

(Figure 16a & 16b) The Format Text panel can also be displayed as a toolbar along the top of the Preview Panel

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settings panel

the three-taBBed settIngs Panel


the edIt dJ Fonts taB
The Edit DJ Fonts tab is where all the customization features for Digital Juice Fonts are found. In this section, each graphical layer that comprises the font is represented by a labeled, collapsible button bar. The glowing orb icon on the layer button bar allows you to toggle visibility for the layer. This is the quickest way to change the look of a font or to get a sense of how the layer contributes to the overall look. The arrow icon on the left side of the layer button bar allows you to expand any given layer and apply an effect to change the layers appearance. If a layer has an effect applied, the drop down arrow for the layer appears amber instead of blue. This is also where you can see and change the layers blending mode and opacity. Youll notice that for some DJ Fonts, only a few of the layers (if any) have an amber drop down arrow signifying that an effect has been applied. This doesnt mean that an effect cannot be applied to that layer. Any layer can have an effect applied. Its up to you to decide if it looks good to do so.

adding effects
To add an effect to a layer, first expand the DJ Font layer and then click the Fx twirl down button on the right side of the expanded layer. The following effects are available to be applied to the layer:
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(Figure 17) The Edit DJ Font Tab showing the graphical layers that comprise the current font

Blur This effect softens the layer with a blur filter.


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Blurriness Adjust this value to affect the sharpness of the image. Blur Dimensions Select the direction of the blur: Horizontal, Vertical or both. Repeat Edge Pixels When turned on, the edges of the layer are kept solid by smearing the image to the edge. Composite with Original This slider will let you add the sharp original image back into the layer. This is useful for creating a soft glow around the layer.

Brightness/contrast This effect allows you to brighten/darken a layer, or to adjust the contrast
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(Figure 18) The FX menu shows the effects available to be applied to the current layer.

Brightness Adjust this value to affect the brightness of the layer. Contrast Adjust this value to affect the contrast of the layer.

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hue/saturation This effect is used to adjust the hue or color of a layer, and the level of the color.
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Channel Control Select which colors will be affected from the drop down list. Master Hue Click and drag to turn the knob, shifting the hue or tint of the layer. Master Saturation Click and drag to adjust the saturation, or how vivid the colors appear. Master Lightness Click and drag to adjust the brightness of the colors. Colorize This option works best when using gray-scale layers. When turned on, these remaining options become available. Colorize Hue Click and drag to turn the knob, shifting the hue or tint of the layer. Colorize Saturation Click and drag to adjust the saturation, or how vivid the colors appear. Colorize Lightness Click and drag to adjust the brightness of the colors.

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simple colorize Use this effect to simply colorize a layer from a color picker.
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Colorize with Click the colored box and select a color from the color picker. Alternatively, you can type the RGB values in the fields, or select a HTML color code. You can also save and load presets for future use. Composite with Original You can use this slider to blend between the original layer contents and the colorized version.

duo colorize This two color colorize allows you to assign new colors to the Highlights and Shadows separately.
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Highlights Click the colored box and select a color from the color picker. This color will replace the color in the brighter highlight areas of the layer. Alternatively, you can type the RGB values in the fields, or select a HTML color code. You can also save and load presets for future use. Shadows Click the colored box and select a color from the color picker. This color will replace the color in the darker shadow areas of the layer. Alternatively, you can type the RGB values in the fields, or select a HTML color code. You can also save and load presets for future use. Composite with Original You can use this slider to blend between the original layer contents and the colorized version.

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tri colorize Works exactly like the Duo Colorize with the added Midtones color picker.
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Highlights Click the colored box and select a color from the color picker. This color will replace the color in the brighter highlight areas of the layer. Alternatively, you can type the RGB values in the fields, or select a HTML color code. You can also save and load presets for future use. Midtones Click the colored box and select a color from the color picker. This color will replace the color in the midtone areas of the layer. Alternatively, you can type the RGB values in the fields, or select a HTML color code. You can also save and load presets for future use. Shadows Click the colored box and select a color from the color picker. This color will replace the color in the darker shadow areas of the layer. Alternatively, you can type the RGB values in the fields, or select a HTML color code. You can also save and load presets for future use. Composite with Original You can use this slider to blend between the original layer contents and the colorized version.
(Figure 19) The Texture Fill effect controls

drop shadow This effect adds a drop shadow to the layer. The direction, opacity and size of the shadow can all be changed. Invert The Invert effect reverses the colors in a layer. When you invert a layer, the brightness value of each pixel in the RGB channels is converted to the inverse value on the 256-color values scale. You can also apply Invert to just the Red, Green or Blue channel or to the Alpha channel of the layer. Fill This effect fills the contents of the layer with a solid color chosen by the user. offset These settings will shift the contents of the layer left, right, up and down in relation to its original position. Positive values for the x-axis coordinates move the layer right, negative values move the layer left. Positive values for the y-axis coordinates move the layer down, negative values move the layer up. texture Fill With the Texture Fill effect, you can load and apply textures to a layer, replacing the existing contents. These textures are either provided with the Font Family, chosen from the Texture Library of the DJ Fonts Collection or custom textures can be imported by the user. gradient Fill The Gradient Fill effect allows the user to create and fill the layer with a multicolor gradient.

(Figure 20) The Gradient Fill effect controls

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Blending Modes
Besides the Layer FX that can be applied to each layer, another main way to affect how a DJ Font will look is to play with Blending Modes. The way that the individual layers of a DJ Font interact with each other is controlled by the Blending Mode chosen for each layer. Each Blending Mode calculates differently how the pixels in the color channels of one layer affect the pixels in the color channels of the layer below it. The culmination of all these layer interactions is how the pixels for the font characters will be composited and displayed on the screen in the Preview Panel. Here is a brief explanation of how each Blending Mode works.
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normal Works exactly like the Duo Colorize with the added Midtones color picker. dissolve This mode will randomly set pixels in the layer to 0%. How many pixels it effects this way depends on the layers opacity. An opacity of 100% will result in no change. darken This mode will allow the darker areas of a layer to affect the layer below. Lighter areas in the layer will have no effect on the layer beneath. Multiply This mode darkens the image overall by multiplying the color intensity of a layer with the color intensity of the one beneath it. White in the upper layer will become transparent. linear Burn Similar to Multiply, this mode results in a darker, more intense color in the composition. color Burn This mode will add more contrast by burning the colors in the top layer into the layer beneath. Lighter areas will get brighter and darker areas will get darker and more saturated. White areas have no effect. add This mode lightens by adding color channel values for the layer to those of the layer beneath. lighten This mode lightens by comparing pixel color values and displaying whichever is lightest between the two layers. screen This mode is the opposite of Multiply. It uses complex multiplication calculations between the color channels of both layers to produce a lighter result than either layer. linear dodge Similar to Screen, this mode results in more intense lighter colors. color dodge Using the upper layer colors to dodge the lower layer, this mode results in lighter, brighter colors and less contrast overall.
(Figure 21) There are 25 different Blending Modes to choose from for each layer in a DJ Font.

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overlay This mode is like a combination of Screen and Multiply. Lighter colors in the lower layer will be screened lighter and darker colors will be multiplied darker. The result has more contrast overall. soft light This mode is similar to shining a soft spotlight based on the color values of the top layer onto the layer beneath it. The result is like a softer version of Overlay. hard light Similar to shining a harsh spotlight on the lower layer based on the colors of the upper layer, this mode is like a stronger version of Overlay and Soft Light. linear light This mode brightens or darkens the lower layer by dodging and burning with the upper layer colors. Vivid light This mode increases or decreases the contrast of the lower layer by dodging and burning with the upper layer colors. Pin light This mode replaces the colors on the bottom layer if they are lighter than the blending top layer. difference This mode changes the layers RGB values by subtracting the darker color values from the lighter in each channel. White will invert the underlying color, black produces no change. exclusion This mode is calculated in a similar manner to Difference but has a more subtle, less contrasting effect. hue The Hue mode changes a bottom layers Hue to that of the top layer, but leaves Saturation and Luminosity the same. saturation This mode changes a bottom layers Saturation to that of the top layer, but leaves Hue and Luminosity the same. color This mode changes the lower layers Hue and Saturation but maintains its luminosity. luminosity The opposite of the Color Blending Mode, this mode maintains the lower levels Hue and Saturation but uses the Luminosity of the upper layer. cut through all Below Unique to the Juicer, this blending mode acts as a stencil or mask to cut through all layers beneath it and makes the composition transparent to the background in that stencil/mask area. cut through Below Unique to the Juicer, this blending mode creates a stencil from the current layer, allowing the layer directly beneath to be displayed in that stencil/mask area.

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composite layer effects


Many of the Layer FX available on the FX dropdown for each layer can also be applied to the composition as a whole by using the Add Effect dropdown menu on the Composite Layer bar.

save as new Font


Once you have made all your changes to the layers in a font and are happy with your new creation, you can save this font to the My Fonts folder by selecting the Save As New Font button at the bottom of the Edit Font tab. When saving a New Font, you must decide on a name for it. Then you can also choose to add Keywords and Comments, keep or discard hidden layers, and save a higher quality preview. In the Save as DJ Font window you can also decide what background color to display your thumbnail on and choose between the Standard Aa display or the more complex Quick Fox Poster display.

(Figure 22) Saving a new custom DJ Font.

the BroWse dJ Fonts taB


While in Settings Mode, the Browse DJ Fonts tab allows you to search through the entire DJ Fonts Collection and Apply any chosen font to the current selection in the Batch Panel. This makes it easy to change the look of your text without going in and out of the Batch Panel with every font you would like to try.
(Figure 23) The Browse DJ Fonts Tab allows you to see all the standard and custom fonts for the current Font Family as well as to switch to any other Font Family and view its fonts.

the canVas taB


The Canvas Tab contains the settings for the size and resolution of the background area upon which your text will be placed in the Preview Panel and in the final render. This tab also contains the Output settings which determine the file format, quality, location and name of your final output file.
(Figure 24) The Canvas Tab

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Presets This setting contains commonly used canvas/paper/ video sizes which can be selected and used when setting up your text area. Provided presets include Letter, Legal, Tabloid and A2-A6 Paper as well as HD, NTSC and PAL video resolutions. You can save your own Canvas Presets by clicking on the arrow button to the right of the Preset dropdown menu.

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Width This setting determines the width of the canvas and can be entered in pixels, inches, centimeters or points. height This setting determines the height of the canvas and can be entered in pixels, inches, centimeters or points. resolution This setting determines the output resolution of the canvas and can be entered in pixels per inch (DPI) or pixels per centimeter.

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Format This is the file type that will be written to your drive. You may select from any of the following:
n PNG High quality lossless compression. Supports an alpha

channel.
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High to low quality adjustable compression. Does not support an alpha channel. channel.

n Targa High quality lossless compression. Supports an alpha n TIFF High quality lossless compression. Supports an alpha

channel.
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PSD High quality lossless compression. Supports an alpha channel. This is a flattened version of the PSD image format. Individual layers are discarded. High quality lossless compression. Does not support an alpha channel. PSD High quality lossless compression. Supports an alpha channel. This is the most useful image format as it maintains each layer separately for further manipulation. The Layered PSD option can further be defined by clicking on the icon to the right of the Format dropdown menu. Here you can select whether to place: 1) Each character in a separate layer, 2) Each word in a separate layer, 3) The whole Phrase in a layer or 4) to have All Merged. This is also where you determine whether to Categorize layers in Layer Groups or Preserve Sub-Layers, as well as whether to Export Visible Layers Only.

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Font scaling Quality When resizing and rendering DJ Fonts text from the Juicer, you can choose from three levels of font scaling quality.
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The lancoz algorithm provides the best quality results but the slowest speed Bicubic sampling offers a medium level of quality and speed Bilinear scaling offers the fastest speed but a lower level of quality

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location Select a folder on your hard drive for the Juicer to render the file to. You can type in the path, use the browse (...) button or select from a recent history in the arrow (>) button to the right. You can also make this location a default, or apply this save location to all the fonts in your batch list. You should select a drive in your system that you keep your media on usually a large, fast hard disk drive. File name Juicer will supply a default file name which is the same at that which appears in the batch list. You can modify this file name if necessary.

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