Letterforms with diagonals and a handful of other unique characters complete the basic Latin characters. This section looks at a range of variations on these forms.
- [Voiceover] We make some pretty rapid progress…when we reuse letter parts.…Now we're going to slow things down a bit…and address the outliers, those unique characters…that don't directly borrow shapes.…The lowercase A is our first oddball.…The stem width will need to match the lowercase I,…but the rest of the form is open to interpretation.…Will the terminal on the top mirror…the treatment of the lowercase C,…or will it deviate slightly…to accommodate the bowl underneath?…Will the bowl be large or small?…And how will it attach to the stem?…These are questions you'll have to answer…on your own, and those answers will have…a big impact on your design.…
It's generally thought that the lowercase A and G…are the most indicative of any design.…They're not the most common, but they require…the most independent decisions.…And speaking of the lowercase G,…and here we're talking about the double-story G,…what degree of balance is there…between the top and the bottom?…And how will the ear be handled?…Is the loop closed or open, and how wide is the loop?…
- 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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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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