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Use typefaces and web fonts more creatively with our expert-taught typography tutorials. In these courses you'll explore the language of fonts, from the basics of kerning and leading to using typography to add impact to your designs.
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Develop an Eye for Type

Whether you design print or web, still or motion graphics, or even 2D or 3D materials, if you understand typography, you’ll have a whole slew of creative options to bolster your designs and messaging. Learn best practices for using typography effectively with expert instructors on lynda.com.

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  • Nigel French

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  • view course page for InDesign Typography

    InDesign Typography with Nigel French

    Dissects the anatomy of a typeface and defines the vocabulary of typography, using practical, real-world examples in InDesign.

    9h 20m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Logo Design Techniques

    Logo Design Techniques with Nigel French

    Deconstructs popular logos to explain why and how they work, and offers a methodical approach to creating a logo in Illustrator and Photoshop.

    3h 19m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Punk Album Art

    Learn how to create an album cover inspired by the punk rock movement of the 1970s, complete with "ransom-note" type, using Photoshop and Illustrator.

    30m 31s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Swiss-Style Poster

    Create a poster-sized advertisement inspired by Swiss-Style designer Josef Müller-Brockmann's 1955 original.

    24m 55s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Bauhaus Book Cover

    Create a book cover design inspired by Bauhaus, with Adobe Illustrator.

    33m 31s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Art Deco Postcard

    Learn to re-create a gorgeous postcard from the Art Deco era, with Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

    40m 39s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Grunge Poster

    Learn how to use Illustrator and Photoshop to create a distressed type treatment inspired by Grunge.

    23m 48s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Constructivist Poster

    Create a poster design that invokes the style, spirit, and typography of the Constructivist movement.

    32m 30s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Dada Poster

    Type Project: Dada Poster with Nigel French

    Build a Dada-esque typography treatment with Photoshop, Illustrator, and period-appropriate typefaces and color palettes.

    25m 50s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Art Nouveau Poster

    Recreate a type treatment in the Art Nouveau style, using Illustrator, Photoshop, and historically appropriate typefaces and color palettes.

    53m 47s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Victorian Ad

    Learn how to create a new design inspired by nineteenth-century Victorian type styles, using period-appropriate fonts, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

    1h 8m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Book

    Designing a Book with Nigel French

    Explore the components of an elegant and readable book design, and the setup and strategy for designing a book in Adobe InDesign.

    4h 13m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials

    Explains the fundamental concepts and techniques for working with type in Photoshop.

    2h 37m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign CS4: Typography

    InDesign CS4: Typography with Nigel French

    Uses real-world examples to explain the purpose of the typographical features in InDesign CS4, and describes the conventions for how to use them.

    7h 4m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign CS3 Professional Typography

    Explores how to begin a successful InDesign layout with the smart use of typography.

    6h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign CS2 Professional Typography

    Covers the basics of character and paragraph formatting, paragraph and character styles, nested styles, and baseline grids.

    6h 56m
    Intermediate
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