Typography

Use typefaces and web fonts more creatively with our expert-taught typography tutorials. In these courses you'll explore the language of fonts, from the basics of kerning and leading to using typography to add impact to your designs.

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Whether you design print or web, still or motion graphics, or even 2D or 3D materials, if you understand typography, you’ll have a whole slew of creative options to bolster your designs and messaging. Learn best practices for using typography effectively with expert instructors on lynda.com.

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  • view course page for Before & After: Graphic Design Best Practices

    John McWade presents a weekly series that touches on all areas of design, helping designers new and old sharpen their skills and create more powerful work.

    2h 19m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Introduction to Graphic Design

    Learn the core skill areas (color, typography, and layout) and core tools (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) used in graphic design. Find out what designers do and what you'll need to learn to start a graphic design career.

    6h 4m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Lettering Comic Books with Illustrator

    Learn the art of comic book lettering—designing word balloons, dialogue, sound effects, and more—with Adobe Illustrator.

    2h 48m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Font Management Essential Training

    Learn about your fonts. Find out how to organize, purchase, install, and identify fonts used on Mac and Windows.

    4h 6m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Introduction to Transmedia Typography

    Learn about the future of typography in transmedia and mediatecture, which is changing the way designers develop and apply type to solve design challenges.

    53m 51s
    Advanced
     

  • view course page for Before & After: How to Set Perfect Text

    Learn to set text perfectly, adjusting letterforms so they are balanced and beautiful, with these tips from lynda.com's Before & After guru John McWade.

    1h 3m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for InDesign CC EPUB Typography

    Learn how to create EPUBS with great typography in InDesign CC. Find out how to choose fonts, size and scale type, adjust alignment and spacing, and more.

    1h 0m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Textured Type Techniques

    Textured Type Techniques

    with Todd Gallopo

    Learn three analog techniques for creating textured typography: hand-cut type, transfer-textured type, and type with a chalky or hand-drawn look.

    24m 8s
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Foundations of Branding for Designers

    Learn about the history of branding and the key elements involved in designing a brand, from conducting market research to creating logos and identity systems.

    1h 38m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Before & After Case Study: Informational Sign Redesign

  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics: Hand Lettering

  • view course page for Foundations of Graphic Design History

    Focuses on the hows and whys of graphic design history, from Art Nouveau to new wave, detailing the development and evolution of specific styles, techniques, and genres.

    2h 16m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for InDesign Typography

    InDesign Typography

    with Nigel French

    Dissects the anatomy of a typeface and defines the vocabulary of typography, using practical, real-world examples in InDesign.

    9h 7m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Logo Design Techniques

    Logo Design Techniques

    with Nigel French

    Deconstructs popular logos to explain why and how they work, and offers a methodical approach to creating a logo in Illustrator and Photoshop.

    3h 31m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for The 33 Laws of Typography

    Discover how the 33 laws of typography can help you design documents that are beautiful and easy to understand.

    2h 54m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Type Project: Punk Album Art

    Learn how to create an album cover inspired by the punk rock movement of the 1970s, complete with "ransom-note" type, using Photoshop and Illustrator.

    30m 31s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Type Project: Swiss-Style Poster

    Create a poster-sized advertisement inspired by Swiss-Style designer Josef Müller-Brockmann's 1955 original.

    24m 55s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Type Project: Bauhaus Book Cover

  • view course page for Foundations of Typography: Choosing and Combining Typefaces

  • view course page for Type Project: Art Deco Postcard

    Learn to re-create a gorgeous postcard from the Art Deco era, with Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

    40m 39s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Foundations of Typography: Working with Grids

    Find out why great designers use grids. Learn the principles of using grids to give your compositions strength and structure, break space into units, and streamline your design process.

    39m 40s
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Creating 3D Type in Photoshop

    Create 3D type in Photoshop, and learn about topics like extruding, inflating, beveling, and texturing type.

    48m 25s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Helvetica

    Helvetica

    with Gary Hustwit

    An acclaimed documentary exploring typography, graphic design, and global visual culture through the history of a single typeface—now with an hour of online-exclusive bonus features.

    2h 54m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Introduction to Graphic Design (2014)

    Learn the core skill areas (color, typography, and layout) as well as the core tools (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) used in graphic design.

    5h 58m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Type Project: Grunge Poster

    Learn how to use Illustrator and Photoshop to create a distressed type treatment inspired by Grunge.

    23m 48s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Type Project: Constructivist Poster

  • view course page for Type Project: Dada Poster

    Type Project: Dada Poster

    with Nigel French

    Build a Dada-esque typography treatment with Photoshop, Illustrator, and period-appropriate typefaces and color palettes.

    25m 50s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Type Project: Art Nouveau Poster

    Recreate a type treatment in the Art Nouveau style, using Illustrator, Photoshop, and historically appropriate typefaces and color palettes.

    53m 47s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Type Project: Victorian Ad

    Learn how to create a new design inspired by nineteenth-century Victorian type styles, using period-appropriate fonts, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

    1h 8m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Foundations of Typography: Hierarchy and Navigation

  • view course page for Foundations of Typography: Color, Contrast, and Scale

  • view course page for Before & After: Graphic Design Techniques

  • view course page for Designing a Book

    Designing a Book

    with Nigel French

    Explore the components of an elegant and readable book design, and the setup and strategy for designing a book in Adobe InDesign.

    4h 13m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Before & After: Things Every Designer Should Know

  • view course page for Foundations of Typography

    Explains good typographic practices, how to select and use type to add impact and power, how type is measured and sized, and how factors like spacing and alignment affect your design.

    2h 23m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisans

    Follow the founders of Title Case, a business and workshop dedicated to the love of the letterform, as they put pencil to paper and ink to brush in pursuit of the letter that's uniquely their own.

    28m 31s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Photoshop CS6 Text Workshop

    Takes an in-depth look at Photoshop's powerful tools for creating and customizing text.

    1h 33m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Developing a Style Guide

    Developing a Style Guide

    with Nigel French

    Explains the components that make an instructive style guide, and the elements that create a strong brand identity.

    23m 25s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Choosing and Using Web Fonts

    Focuses on the theories behind web fonts: showing what makes a good font, why different fonts look the way they do, and how they affect the look of your web page.

    6h 52m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Illustrator Insider Training: Type and Text

    Create type in Illustrator that’s both beautiful and communicative, whether it’s destined for logos, brochures, signs, infographics, or simple documents.

    4h 55m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Creative Inspirations: Doyald Young, Logotype Designer

  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials

  • view course page for InDesign CS4: Typography

    InDesign CS4: Typography

    with Nigel French

    Uses real-world examples to explain the purpose of the typographical features in InDesign CS4, and describes the conventions for how to use them.

    7h 4m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Margo Chase's Hand-Lettered Poster: Start to Finish

  • view course page for InDesign CS3 Professional Typography

  • view course page for InDesign CS2 Professional Typography

    Covers the basics of character and paragraph formatting, paragraph and character styles, nested styles, and baseline grids.

    6h 54m
    Intermediate

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