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Frequently Asked Questions
Are the type sets Photoshop images or keyable fonts?
The type sets and DVDs are transparent Photoshop images to be placed and manipulated in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator or the equivalent graphic design software. They will not install as a font. It’s really all about TEXTURES. Digital fonts won’t provide the subtle gradations that the images will show. That’s why fonts always look computer generated.
I want to order your product today. How fast can I receive it?
All of our products are available as digital downloads from the website. Once your order is placed, you will receive a receipt via email with an expiring link that allows you to download the type sets.
Are type sets available for use on products that will be resold like books, video games & tee shirts?
YES. The type sets are now ROYALTY FREE. We recently updated our licensing agreement to royalty free. All type sets previously purchased are migrated to the new royalty free agreement.
What is the fastest way to use SketchType™?
The fastest way to use SketchType™ is to lay out designs in InDesign, which lets you place the type set psd file in its native format, leaving the transparency intact. Illustrator tends to get bogged down, and Photoshop is not quite as fast, but produces the best results.
See the Video Tutorials section for visual aids.
What size and resolution is SketchType™?
Characters vary from 2 to 10 inches in height at 300 dpi. For larger uses, Alien Skin Blow Up will increase the image files with almost no loss in quality.
How do I change the color of SketchType™ type sets?
There is an excellent tutorial for changing the color of type sets here in the Video Tutorials section of the website.
I don't have photoshop or indesign, can I still use your type?
There are a number of photoshop-like software options that are free to download and use. Simply google "free photoshop-like software" and you'll have definitely have some more options to choose from.
Do you accept American Express (AMEX)?
Yes. If you are using AMEX in the check-out process, please note that AMEX’s CVC code is on the front above and to the right of the regular card number. CVC for AMEX is 4 digits whereas for other cards they are 3.
Do you accept PayPal payments?
Yes, but you will need to email us and we will send you a request for money via paypal.
What file-type are the type sets saved in?
They are photoshop files with transparent backgrounds.
Do the type sets have a transparent background?
Yes. They are photoshop files with transparent backgrounds for ease of use.