Learn strategies and shortcuts for sizing type.
- [Voiceover] Here are some things to consider…when sizing your type.…I'm gonna come to this text block on the left…and just double-click in there to insert my type cursor.…Obviously, you can size your type using the Type Scale.…Now the thing about the Type Scale is…that these numbers aren't random.…These are the sizes of type that a tradition typographer…would have had in their type cases.…Basically, six and eight point would be used for captions,…nine through 12 point for body text,…14 or 18 for sub-heads,…and anything bigger than that…would have been used for headings,…and these sizes are designed to work in harmony…with each other.…
That said, of course, we can have any size we want…including fractional sizes.…I particularly want to talk about sizing type…using keyboard shortcuts,…and I have three different scenarios here.…The first is where I want to size…a part of a story.…Like this line, I'll triple-click on that line…because I want to make the line into a headline.…So, I've selected the line, and I'm now gonna…
- 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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