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Well, hopefully now you have a much larger appreciation of type and how type can be used inside of Illustrator,. So what are the next steps? Well, the first place to go to by far is this title called Doyald Young, Logotype Designer. It's a creative inspiration documentary, here at lynda.com, that focuses on Doyald Young, an incredible typographer. Watch it and you'll have a whole new appreciation for the beauty of type. Then take a look at Nigel French's training called Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Again, a great overview of how you might use type inside of Photoshop. If you're doing any web design, take a look at Typography for Web Designers by Laura Franz, and also take a look at Web Fonts First Look, where James Williamson talks about how now typography is starting to work its way into the web pages that we view every day. Of course, if you want to snuggle up with a nice big bowl of popcorn, rent or buy the movie called Helvetica. It's a great story about not just the famous typeface itself, but also just how important type can be.
These items will probably keep you inspired for a while, and of course there are always more things being added to lynda.com all the time. Thanks for joining me, and I hope to see you in another lynda.com training course real soon.
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