Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Establishing hierarchy, part of InDesign Typography Part 2.
- [Voiceover] In this movie, I'll talk about…how to use type to establish a hierarchy…of information in your documents.…Here are some of the numerous ways to convey hierarchy.…Order, size, weight, and color.…Space and proximity, or how you group things together…or move things apart.…I want to share with you how I was thinking…about these different ways of signifying hierarchy…in three different types of document.…A book title page,…a table of contents,…and a poster.…
Let's look first at the book title page.…This is the information that I'm working with…so after digesting the information,…I assigned sizes to the type,…depending on what I deemed to be…the most important bits of information.…The book title is the first level of hierarchy.…We have the subtitle and the author,…which I currently have as the second level…and the photographer's credit and the publisher's name…as the third level.…
So thinking about this a bit more,…I decide that I need to group the subtitle with the title…and I want to organize the space on my page.…
To get the most from this course, make sure to watch InDesign Typography Part 1.
- Text flow and text threading
- Placeholders and text frames
- Type alignment
- Indents, insets, and spacing
- Bullet and numbered lists
- Text wrap
- Formatting with styles
- Hyphenation and line breaks
- Combining typefaces
- White space and grids
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Text Flow
3. Indents, Insets, and Spacing
4. Typical Formatting Scenarios
5. Global Formatting with Styles
6. Controlling Text
7. Design Considerations
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