Knowledge of Font
April 12, 2007 9:49 PM   Subscribe

We have all seen the test for color-blindness that hides numerals in a pebbled background. Anyone ever seen a font that would mimic this and allow me to type out a sentence in this pebbled pattern?
posted by juggler to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Fonts are shapes, not colors, so a font alone wouldn't do it. There may be a tool that would create the image you seek, though.
posted by spaceman_spiff at 10:29 PM on April 12, 2007

Lucas De Groot's first font face Nebulae is a close approximation.

You can put different weights on top of each other in different colors, as shown here (click on the PDF).

Make sure to generate a 100+ pt sample at the fontshop url, that's a good way to get a whiff of it.

But to find a background for it, that would be another thing entirely. I don't know that Nebulae has a generic "background" character available.
posted by user92371 at 10:42 PM on April 12, 2007

I would create patterns in illustrator with the two colours sets, type my word and fill with the red /orange pattern, create a background area and fill with the green pattern. I think though, that you would have your dots cut at the font line.
posted by b33j at 11:07 PM on April 12, 2007

To expand on b33j's suggestion, if you had the pattern of dots, you could pick a font and type out your sentence as another layer (in photoshop or similar application) and use the fill tool to manually change the color of the dots the text covers.

This would avoid the problem of having partially-filled dots, but is a little more work.
posted by hutta at 1:31 AM on April 13, 2007

Response by poster: Thanks, guys. Those are great suggestions.
posted by juggler at 7:45 AM on April 13, 2007

Why would you do that? WHAT ARE YOU HIDING FROM ME?
posted by graventy at 8:45 AM on April 14, 2007

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