Designing body text


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Designing body text

We are now going to begin the process of creating a paragraph and our character styles. And as is always the case, I'm going to begin with the body text, the formatting for all of our continuous reading text. Let's just zoom in on this story right here. Obviously, it's a dummy text with the exception of the headlines and the deckheads and the bylines. So that we can concentrate on the text, I think for now, I'm going to hide the pictures layer. Now we want to choose a font that is readable, that is flexible, and that fits the kind of tone that we want to adopt. We want it to be contemporary and friendly and accessible and a font that fits the bill, that ticks all of those boxes, is Adobe Garamond Pro.

Now, I'm going to select a sample paragraph, could be any paragraph, I'm going to choose this one. Four clicks will get the whole paragraph, and it's important that we include in that selection, the hidden character at the end. Important because if we didn't,...

Designing body text
Video duration: 8m 46s 3h 22m Intermediate

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Designing body text provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Newsletter

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign
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