Join Charles Nix for an in-depth discussion in this video Exercise files, part of Glyphs App Essential Training.
- [Instructor] Many of the concepts in this course are explained through show and tell. You're welcome to follow along using the same files that I used. They're included in the Exercise Folder and are organized according to chapter. Throughout this course, I'll be demonstrating with a series of quickly constructed Glyphs files, a sketchy sans serif font that's made from the same parts that I use at the outset to explain type anatomy. They're all open source which means, pretty much, what you think it does, but you should still take some time to read through the SIL Open Font License.
Now that you've decided to learn about designing types with Glyphs app, I imagine that you have or will quickly develop a deep respect for the amount of work and thought that goes into making fonts. And it should follow that you know that font piracy is wrong. While some licenses, like the Open Source License in the exercise file, allow for reuse and alteration. Most do not. You might be tempted to borrow here and there from the work of others, but copying data and, or outlines from copyrighted material is plagiarism and it's illegal.
If the threat of paying a big chunk of money isn't enough to dissuade you from pirating, then I hope respect for your fellow designers is. Be good, make good things, and respect others.
- 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
Allan Haley on the Evolution of Typeface Designwith Kristin Ellison1h 38m Intermediate
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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