Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing typefaces, part of InDesign Typography Part 1.
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- [Voiceover] To conclude this first chapter,…a few words about choosing typefaces.…The aesthetics of choosing typefaces.…Very much my own opinion.…Very subjective.…Many people would disagree with me.…There are two categories of typeface that I…think are best avoided.…Those that are through no fault of their…own over exposed.…They've just become too popular.…We see them too often and…I think we become a little bit bored with them.…
And while these are in and of themselves…very beautiful fonts.…Minion Pro and Georgia and Myriad are…fantastic except that they're a bit like…a song that is on the radio that I've…heard too many times.…And I feel like personally I need to give…them bit of a rest.…Although contradicting that I'm using…both Minion Pro and Myriad Pro quite…extensively in my presentation materials…just because they are so widely available and…if you're following along with my files,…I can be relatively assured of you also…having those typefaces.…
But I would tend to avoid them for a…commercial project.…And then there are those typefaces that,…
- Creating a typographic workspace
- Understanding the anatomy and terminology of type
- Choosing typefaces
- Sizing and scaling type
- Formatting characters
- Adjusting leading (aka line spacing)
- Tracking and kerning
- Using the Glyphs panel
- Adding special characters: dashes, quotes, ellipses, and more
- Using OpenType features like ligatures and fractions
Skill Level Intermediate
Layout and Composition with InDesignwith Nigel French1h 27m Appropriate for all
1. Choosing and Combining Typefaces
2. Character Formatting
3. Leading (Line Spacing)
4. Letter Spacing, Tracking, and Kerning
5. Small and Important Details
6. OpenType features
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