How to make a Font from a digital illustration?

I want to make game icons like this into a font. But converting them to Vector makes them look awful.

Is there a way?


I might be wrong, but maybe the issue is you’re working with Raster/Bitmap artwork. Thus limited by the fact that making color fonts in Fontself Maker for Illustrator CC *(Vector) only supports:

  1. Fill Colors
  2. Stroke Colors
  3. Gradients
  4. Opacity

And the following are Unsupported:

  • Blending Modes
  • Mesh Tool Gradients
  • Bitmap Images *(Raster, not Vector)
  • Color Palettes

So my best guess would be using your Fontself Maker for Photoshop CC *(Raster, bitmaps, such as your artwork).

Does that help?
I hope it does. Pretty neat artwork btw. I dig prop art concepts.

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The Photoshop version works like a dream.

I’ve been suffering through the Illustrator version for years. I didn’t even know this existed. Today is a new dawn indeed for