- 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
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Nigel French. Welcome. Typography is the foundation of all good graphic design, and yet many designers overlook the fundamentals of type. And many InDesign users, even experienced users, are unaware of the full potential of InDesign's extensive type tools. In this course we'll be looking in detail at how to get the best out of InDesign's typographic options. It's a balance of principles, many of which predate InDesign, and specifics, how to put these principles into practice using InDesign.
In this first part, I'll be looking at microtypography, addressing the features that come under the umbrella of character formatting, crucial concepts like leading, kerning, and fussy but necessary details, like dashes and spacing characters. The course is for beginning InDesign users, as well as experienced users wanting a refresher on type. Let's get started.
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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