John McWade presents a weekly series that touches on all areas of design, helping designers new and old sharpen their skills and create more powerful work.
Learn three analog techniques for creating textured typography: hand-cut type, transfer-textured type, and type with a chalky or hand-drawn look.
Learn about the history of branding and the key elements involved in designing a brand, from conducting market research to creating logos and identity systems.
John McWade, founder of Before & After magazine, rebuilds a poorly designed informational sign, demonstrating the best, most engaging ways to showcase complex information.
Learn how to hand-letter type and turn your letterform drawings into pristine vector graphics and custom typography.
Learn about your fonts. Find out how to organize, purchase, install, and identify fonts used on Mac and Windows.
Focuses on the hows and whys of graphic design history, from Art Nouveau to new wave, detailing the development and evolution of specific styles, techniques, and genres.
Dissects the anatomy of a typeface and defines the vocabulary of typography, using practical, real-world examples in InDesign.
Deconstructs popular logos to explain why and how they work, and offers a methodical approach to creating a logo in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Discover how the 33 laws of typography can help you design documents that are beautiful and easy to understand.
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.
Create a poster-sized advertisement inspired by Swiss-Style designer Josef Müller-Brockmann's 1955 original.
Create a book cover design inspired by Bauhaus, with Adobe Illustrator.
Learn how to choose and combine typefaces for maximum visual impact.
Learn to re-create a gorgeous postcard from the Art Deco era, with Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
Find out why great designers use grids. Learn the principles of using grids to give your compositions strength and structure, break space into units, and streamline your design process.
Create 3D type in Photoshop, and learn about topics like extruding, inflating, beveling, and texturing type.
An acclaimed documentary exploring typography, graphic design, and global visual culture through the history of a single typeface—now with an hour of online-exclusive bonus features.
Learn the core skill areas (color, typography, and layout) as well as the core tools (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) used in graphic design.
Learn how to use Illustrator and Photoshop to create a distressed type treatment inspired by Grunge.
Create a poster design that invokes the style, spirit, and typography of the Constructivist movement.
Build a Dada-esque typography treatment with Photoshop, Illustrator, and period-appropriate typefaces and color palettes.
Recreate a type treatment in the Art Nouveau style, using Illustrator, Photoshop, and historically appropriate typefaces and color palettes.
Learn how to create a new design inspired by nineteenth-century Victorian type styles, using period-appropriate fonts, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Create clear levels of importance and point readers in the right direction, whether it's for print-based or screen-based communication design.
Learn to enhance the clarity and impact of your type—and your message—with effective use of color, contrast, and scale.
Simple techniques to improve your layouts and refresh your creative vision, from the founder of Before & After magazine.
Explore the components of an elegant and readable book design, and the setup and strategy for designing a book in Adobe InDesign.
Simple graphic design techniques from Before & After magazine to make your page, screen, or presentation look and perform its best.
Explains good typographic practices, how to select and use type to add impact and power, how type is measured and sized, and how factors like spacing and alignment affect your design.
Follow the founders of Title Case, a business and workshop dedicated to the love of the letterform, as they put pencil to paper and ink to brush in pursuit of the letter that's uniquely their own.
Takes an in-depth look at Photoshop's powerful tools for creating and customizing text.
Explains the components that make an instructive style guide, and the elements that create a strong brand identity.
Focuses on the theories behind web fonts: showing what makes a good font, why different fonts look the way they do, and how they affect the look of your web page.
Create type in Illustrator that’s both beautiful and communicative, whether it’s destined for logos, brochures, signs, infographics, or simple documents.
Enjoy a window into the life of Doyald Young, legendary typographer, logotype designer, author, and teacher.
Dives deep into key typographic concepts using the web-authoring tool Adobe Dreamweaver.
Choose fonts for a web site and create beautiful, readable type, incorporating web fonts, CSS styles, and simple typographic rules.
Explains the fundamental concepts and techniques for working with type in Photoshop.
Uses real-world examples to explain the purpose of the typographical features in InDesign CS4, and describes the conventions for how to use them.
Margo Chase shows how she created a beautifully hand-lettered poster for a special appearance.
Explores how to begin a successful InDesign layout with the smart use of typography.