Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a typographic workspace, part of InDesign: Typography Part 1.
- [Voiceover] Before we start, a quick word about Workspace. I'm in the Essentials Workspace. This is my Workspace Picker and I'm going to switch to the Typography Workspace and I suggest that you do the same so that we all have the same panels in the same location. You can also change your Workspace from under the Window menu. Another point I should mention is that my default unit of measurement is points. You can change your unit of measurement at any time by coming to where the rulers intersect and right or Control clicking.
Now, this is largely a matter of personal preference that I use points, but a strong case can be made for points being the preferable unit of measurement when working with type. Type size is always expressed in points so to me, at least, it makes sense to have other measurements relating to type also expressed in points, but feel free to change this as and when you need to.
- 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
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
InDesign: Layout and Compositionwith 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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