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Which of these fonts is easiest / least difficult to read for redlines? 

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50 deviants said Correction 137 by Shattered-Earth Calibri
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49 deviants said Correction 25 by Shattered-Earth Quicksand
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19 deviants said Woah I didn't know you did this kind of thing :O
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12 deviants said Correction 142 - Ventel by Shattered-Earth Uzura Font

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:iconstarlightgenie:
starlightgenie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Is it just me, or is the t in Quicksand sometimes skinnier?
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Digital Artist
It's not you, something is weird about the font at that size o_O
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:iconstarlightgenie:
starlightgenie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Stupid me. I just realized the text wouldn't be different to you or me since it's on the picture. XP

For the record, I chose Calibri.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011   Digital Artist
haha, well maybe you thought you were imagining it XD
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:iconstarlightgenie:
starlightgenie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
My brain hasn't been exercised.
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:iconannanxo:
Annanxo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I chose the calibri over quicksand because I could see the S more clearly when I looked at the separate letters. .o.
And yea, I kept staring at the Uzura. .n. It was just odd.
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:iconshattered-earth:
Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Hahha okay no more uzurrraa T_T
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:iconannanxo:
Annanxo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ewe
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:iconphinnimonster:
Phinnimonster Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   General Artist
I find Uzura too distracting. I'm paying more attention to the font than to what it says xD
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Hahahaha, true. I do like it so i keep looking at it <_<
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:iconfoxxennediyesa:
FoxxenneDiyesa Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome red-line work btw...
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Thankies :D it's fun for me even if it's not perfect XD
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FoxxenneDiyesa Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student General Artist
^-^ that's pretty awesome. @_@ I haven't done anything with red-line before. Tis a good technique though.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Yea it's a good way to help others see what they might have done wrong :)
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:iconfoxxennediyesa:
FoxxenneDiyesa Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
^-^ Yup. You do good work with it too.
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:iconduckface90:
Duckface90 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I think they all are pretty easy to read, so I opted for Calibri :XD: dunno why, just seemed to prefer it above the others.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
More formal and normal maybe hehe
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:iconduckface90:
Duckface90 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I think the Uzura one looked too Comic Sans-y and...actually, the Quicksand kind of does too :XD: lol.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
I think they both are kind of non-serious which lessens the blow of redlines/crits @_@, but i don't want to sacrifice readability for that so i made this poll haha.
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:iconduckface90:
Duckface90 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I think they're all readable...just depends on which one you prefer to use :XD:
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:iconthevioletfox:
TheVioletFox Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Out of the three, Calibri. Also, for better readability, you can adjust the linespacing to give the font a little more room to breathe.

When looking at web fonts, better readability usually consists of these:
    • Large x-height, or height of the lowercase letters compared to their uppercase counterparts.
    • A visual difference between your "t" and your "f" so they don't get misread as each other
    • a open lower half on your "e"


Hope it helps.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
It's a strange situation because line heights and spacing can't be a one size fit all thing, when i write over a dark background for example i can't space the lines apart as much or else the dark BG peeks through between the text and it is hard to read, and i don't have time to custom adjust all the text so it's sort of like.. with least work possible which works the best/least worse eh? lol
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:iconthevioletfox:
TheVioletFox Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Then out of the three you have, definitely Calibri.

(forgive me, I'm a graphic design nerd)
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha as am I, but with the amount of redlines i do i can't spend too much time on the writing because the effort should be on the actual redlining part v_v
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DrFaustVII Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
I may have misclicked Quicksand...
I should pay a little more attention from now on.

I think Quicksand and Calibri are almost equally "well readable",
and fell that Calibri is just a tiny bit better.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Hahaha, oh mis-clicks. Thank you for your thoughts! I think more people have specifically commented on calibri despite it not winning in numbers so I think i'm going with that unless i try a completely different one
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:iconvolbeatfiro:
VolbeatFiro Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'ds say it's a tie between quicksand and calibri in my opinion
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
I guess either or is good eh? I'm not sure which i should use still XD, stupid Quicksand has to have the oddly thin letters for no reason every so often :\
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:iconavattz:
avattz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
You're using Quicksand Bold at a size it wasn't meant to be used at, have you looked at Quicksand Book or Quicksand Light?
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
I have all the quicksand variations, unfortunately book and light are both hard to read to me, they're too thin and get lost for this application.

I didn't show it here but there's a lot of times where i have to write over something else like a background or scribbles, half white half colors etc. it's unpredictable what i redline. And i have to apply a stroke around the text so it stands out, but when the text itself is too thin it gets lost in the stroke and then further lost in whatever i was writing over in the first place. And i know LOL APPLY STROKE EFFECT is not the best way to go about this but i don't have that much time to spend on essentially free advice, so i need something to bang out as quick as possible.

blah blah blah but like yea, that's my situation :(. If you know if another font that might fit the bill i welcome your suggestion (really *_*)
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:iconavattz:
avattz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Give DejaVu Sans Mono (based off Bitstream Vera, another awesome typeface) a shot. Not sure if you're using Photoshop but if you are, make sure to set the position of the stroke to "outside" so it doesn't affect the font.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Huh, interesting, it's like semi sanserif that reminds me of old computer fonts but not quite. I'll give a go for a few redlines and see how it goes. Thanks for the rec!

I do have it set on outside (or else the text would get totally covered up XD) but [link] is a good example of what i mean, if the text was not bolded it would get over whelmed by all the other elements. I digress though, I will try DejaVu Sans :3
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:iconvolbeatfiro:
VolbeatFiro Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yeah, now that you mention it, it does come off odd with some letters, that quicksand. so I'd say go with Calibri
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
noted! despite quicksand winning i might just go with calibri because of the stupid weird thin letters :/ that and quicksand might be getting the first option advantage haha
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VolbeatFiro Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
true, most probably went like "say whaaa....I actually have to click the deviation in each option to be able to see the font? screw that...I'm just picking the first option"
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   Digital Artist
bahaha i should have put something like papyrus as the first option
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:iconvolbeatfiro:
VolbeatFiro Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh yeah
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
uzura seems bigger, less tightly packed to me - best to my eyes
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Hmm thanks for explaining your opinion. Looks like Uzura is losing though ):
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nikkidoodlesx3 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
I would say either quicksand or calibri :)
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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sordcooper2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student General Artist
i'd go with quicksand or calbri, both seem plenty easy to read, uzura on the other hand,eeeeeeeh, just dosnt settle right on the eyes for me if that makes any sense
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha no it makes sense, i wouldn't normally use it but it seemed so cute and non threatening >_>
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IFMComics Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Calbri seemed the easiest to read to me...
Quicksand had too many thin areas, and Uzura has inconsistent heights (or at least felt like it)

also, another font to piss people off with: Matisse XD
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Yea i would use quicksand but for some reason some of the letters like T get all weird and thin.. it annoys be but it seems to be winning.. :/
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IFMComics Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lol...
really, you should go with the one you like best...
(btw, lots of people will choose the first choice just to say that they voted...)
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Hahhaa i thought about the first voting on first option thing too, I should have made the first option I'M NOT READING THESE I JUST LIKE VOTING :U
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IFMComics Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lolol!
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
i like to use Verdana for technical notes :ahoy:
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   Digital Artist
I'm tired of seeing verdana cause i use it for my instant messaging and i used to use it for my website XD, but maybe i will give it another try :D!
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