Type designers have their own language for referring to the parts of letters. This video is an overview of the various terms one will encounter while working with Glyphs.
- [Instructor] Every profession has it's own language,…a vocabulary spoken by practitioners…that let's the other members of the tribe…know that you are one of them.…Typography is no different.…They're not feet.…They're serifs.…And it's not that hanging part.…It's a descender.…And that's what this section is about.…Pay attention,…and by the end, you should be talking like a typographer.…Letters are made up of a limited number…of fundamental elements called strokes.…The word stroke…refers to time when letters were drawn by hand.…Stroke with a pen onto parchment or paper.…
The four basic strokes are…the vertical, the diagonal, the curve, and the horizontal.…And here's how the same strokes look…when they're made calligraphically.…Note the thick and thin variation.…Strokes combine to make letters.…For example, the capital R contains three types of strokes.…And, again, the same strokes but calligraphic.…Note how the entry and exit stroke…are balance with the addition of strokes to form serifs.…Serifs are imitations of the effect of a pen or brush…
- Measuring type
- Classifying type
- Using the Glyphs app tools, windows, layers, palettes, and menus
- Working with Glyphs app scripts
- Drawing letterforms and characters
- Using filters
- Creating punctuation and reference marks
- Deploying OpenType ligatures and stylistic sets
- Fitting and kerning
- Exporting and testing fonts
- Setting up masters and instances for a font family
Skill Level Beginner
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The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Intermediate
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
1. An Introduction to Type Design
2. The Glyphs Workspace
3. Drawing Glyphs
4. Completing a Basic Glyphs Set
5. OpenType Features
6. Fitting and Kerning
7. Exporting and Testing
Font file types3m 56s
8. Multiple Masters
Next steps2m 23s
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