Every designer has a typeface in them. Learn how to make your own fonts using the Glyphs app, the industry-standard type design software.
- [Charles] Welcome to this course about designing type using Glyphs App. My name is Charles Nix. For those who are relatively new to type design, I've included a brief introduction to the topic. I followed that with an overview of the Glyphs App workspace. There's a section on drawing letters and a section on creating character sets. In the chapter on programming open type features, we teach our fonts to behave cleverly without ever writing a line of code. In fitting and kerning, we make sure our glyphs play well together by looking after the space around them, and once we've made our font, we make it better through exporting and testing.
Finally, we look into making type families with Glyphs App using multiple masters, so lets get started
- 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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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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