Discover conventions for using italic type, including the difference between italic and oblique.
- [Voiceover] Here are a few things to consider…when using italic and oblique type.…Firstly, to apply italicizing.…Let's say I want to make this passage on the right italic.…I'll double-click my cursor into the text frame…and press Command + or Control + A…to select all of the type.…Now, if an italic version of the typeface exists,…I can use the keyboard shortcut cmd + or ctrl + shift + i…to apply italics.…I'll now just undo that, Command + or Control + Z.…
I can also come to the Font Style menu.…Because italics are considered harder to read…than regular or Roman text,…it's best to use italics sparingly.…And really, just for emphasis.…Another point I want to make is that…when an italic version of a typeface exists,…it is a separately drawn character…from the Roman or regular version.…And we can see that here with Minion Pro.…Look at the shape of the A in the regular…compared to the shape of the A in the italic version.…
So it's a completely separate font.…And the existence of an italic style…within the typeface family…
- 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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