Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Finessing the type, part of Designing a Business Card.
- In this step, I'd like to add in the social media icons.…And I'd also like to do some typographic finessing.…Let's begin with these social media icons.…You can see this section here…I just got the "T" the "FB" and the "G."…These need to become Twitter icon,…Facebook icon, Google Plus icon.…And for this, I'm using a font…called Social Icons Pro.…And this is available on dafont.com.…And I downloaded it from there.…I've installed it, and now I want to use it.…How do we know which icon is which character?…Well, we can select the text…and then use our Glyphs panel.…
So I come to Glyphs.…Let's change the font here…to Social Icons Pro.…And there we see the icons that we have.…And we can just double-click on them…to insert the icon at the point of the cursor.…Now it just so happens that the "T"…was the Twitter icon.…So I didn't need to do anything there.…But let's now select the "FB".…I've gotta feeling that I might get lucky with this one too.…Nope, that's not the case.…Double-click on Facebook icon to insert it.…
And then, Google Plus.…
- Examining how layout, typography, and other elements add to a design
- Incorporating imagery
- Choosing paper stock
- Using common business card sizes and formats
- Printing options
- Positioning logos and text
- Preparing a business card for print
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Elements of a Business Card
2. Taking a Closer Look at Business Cards
3. Designing a Business Card for a Design Company
4. Designing a Business Card for a Coffee Shop
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