Manually Tracing a Letter

Manually tracing a letter is the best way to get a good outline but it can be time consuming. Here is an example.

1. Select the B├ęzier tool.

2. Select the type of control points you want to use (3 stands for cubic control points).

3. Add control points.

4. Press s to make a sharp corner.

5. Switch to the tool for moving points.

Press e to create an extrema, press w to tie handles and hold shift to change length while keeping the angle.

Example file: BirdFontDemoA.birdfont

You can also use auto trace if you don't want to do this manually. It is generally much faster.