This section discusses techniques for proofing and improving fonts. It includes links to some very helpful (and freely available) texts for setting samples to proof form and fit of a typeface.
- [Narrator] So you've completed your letters,…numbers, and punctuation,…and you've generated a couple of test fonts.…You've started typing some words in InDesign…and almost immediately you start to see things…you'd like to change.…This is one of the dark secrets of type design…and many other forms of design.…When you think you're done, you're really just starting.…And using your font for the first time,…you'll doubtless see things in the shapes of letters…that you'll want to change,…and you'll keep seeing new things each iteration.…This process is normal and it's how fonts get better,…and when you finally let go of your font…and it's out in the world,…you'll continue to find things you wish you had changed.…
It's maddening, but it's also proof…of the development of your critical typographic eye.…Let's look at a couple of tools…that will help you in your quest…for a more perfect typeface.…The first thing you'll want to check out…is the sample text built into Glyphs.…Open a new edit window, so double-click on the cap A here.…
- 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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