Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Type Project: Victorian Ad.
If you are a premium subscriber to lynda.com then you have access to the exercise files used in this course. They are all arranged in a single folder. Note that because of licensing restrictions I cannot include the specific fonts I have used. Without these installed, you will see a missing font styler box when you open the documents. I have in the choosing typefaces movie suggested some free or low cost alternatives.
While the techniques I show are applicable to old typefaces, you will need to vary the exact amount of adjustment according to the properties of the specific typeface you're working with.
Check out the Pinterest board for this course at Victorian Typography for more inspiration.