Join Ina Saltz for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing fonts and building your type library, part of Graphic Design Foundations: Typography.
When type was physical, managing fonts meant keeping them in the proper drawer.…Now we live in a vast world of digital fonts, close to 200,000 of them, so managing your fonts is a necessity.…Keeping your fonts organized with font management software will give you peace of mind.…It's like having a tidy closet.…Font Management Software is used for installing, activating, searching, comparing, and organizing fonts.…Besides keeping you organized, font management offers some technical advantages.…
Most important, it allows for activation of a font only when it's actually being used.…This frees up computing resources, so your system can function more efficiently.…Most computer platforms provide some basic form of font management.…But it's usually not enough for professional designers who regularly use hundreds or thousands of fonts.…So Font Management Software is worth the relatively small investment.…There are a number of good programs which can work well for you.…In the exercise files for this course, I've included a list of Font Management Software.…
- What is typography?
- Differentiating type characteristics
- Using ornamental and decorative type
- Combining typefaces
- Using contrast and scale
- Kerning and kerning pairs
- Choosing the optimum line length
- Aligning and spacing characters, words, and paragraphs
- Understanding factors affecting legibility
- Working with three-dimensional type
- Putting type in motion
Skill Level Beginner
1. Typographic Differentiation
2. The Language of Type
3. Spacing and Alignment
4. Touching on Type Design
5. Legibility and Readability
6. Typographic Composition
Contrast and scale4m 54s
7. Thinking with Type
8. Specialized Uses
Working with numbers2m 10s
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