Essential Skills for Designers - Working with Type
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Essential Skills for Designers - Working with Type

Learn to work as a professional with Type in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign!
4.3 (24 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
412 students enrolled
Created by Martin Perhiniak
Last updated 5/2013
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Become a whiz at using type in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Learning about Typography
  • Learn how to work with fonts
  • Formatting text as a professional
  • Achieve creative effects with text
Requirements
  • Photoshop CS3+
  • Illustrator CS3+
  • InDesign CS3+
Description

The aim of this course is to teach you how to work with type at the exact same standard as a creative professional. We will be working with type in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign as well as learning some essential theory knowledge for this topic.


Working with type in Graphic Design is essential. Visual communication relies mainly on the combination of images and text. In a good design typography is an integral part of the composition as a whole and in many cases the whole design is based around a creative use of typography.


A closer look at what you will learn:

  • The course will start by providing you with some useful resources for creative professionals, like design terms to ensure you are familiar with, useful websites to bookmark and a way to get to grips with keyboard shortcuts. Which can half your working time!

  • Then we will jump right in to learning about the definition of a font, the different types or classifications of fonts, how to choose the right font when working on a projects and loads more!

  • Next we will move onto working with text, adding type to compositions, changing colours, formatting/editing existing text so it looks great and pick up some time saving shortcuts.

  • The final chapter is the longest and most advanced. Learn about working with body copy, how to apply text wrap, add drop caps, customise fonts and loads more!


This course includes:

  • 18 Videos

  • 2 Hours learning content

  • 2 Downloadable resources


Every Graphic Designer in the creative industry handles type on a day to day basis. It’s a pretty big topic, with plenty to get your head around. If you want to learn all about it this course is the right place to be!


Who will find it useful:

  • Anyone who is aspiring to become a professional Graphic Designer and wants to master essential skills of the trade.

  • Those particularly interested in Editorial Design.

  • Creatives who want to learn more about working with type.

  • Designers looking to build on their current creative skill set.


No need for any previous experience in the topic but basic knowledge of InDesign will be very useful.

The practises learnt in this course can be applied to any project which uses type in the future and can help to develop a strong understanding of this complex subject.


Martin is an Adobe Certified Instructor who has years of experience teaching  in both and online in classroom environments. He has also worked professionally in the creative industry for over 10 years on a wide range of projects. The examples and techniques used have been developed over this time to deliver the most efficient and enjoyable approach to teaching and learning.


Feel inspired to start learning, enroll and let’s get going!


Who this course is for:
  • Beginner to Professional Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign users
  • Freelance Designers
  • Design Interns
  • Design Students
  • Creative Professionals
  • Anyone preparing for the InDesign Adobe Certified Expert exam
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 01:44:42
+ Useful Resources for Creative Professionals
4 lectures 00:00
Use this checklist to tick off the courses you finished from Yes I’m a Designer and track your progress becoming a creative professional!
Preview 1 page
A collection of key terms and definitions used by Creative Professionals. Learn more about them from Yes I’m a Designer courses!
Preview 7 pages
A collection of useful websites and resources for designers.
Preview 1 page
A collection of most commonly used keyboard shortcuts for designers.
Preview 5 pages
+ Introduction to Typography
6 lectures 20:15
Types of fonts
02:46
Learn to be able to differentiate Serif and Sans Serif fonts.
Serif and Sans Serif
1 page
How to choose a font?
06:59
Answer these questions to practice what you learnt in this section.
Introduction to Typography
4 questions
+ Adding and editing type
4 lectures 26:30
Typing
04:54
Adding type
04:49
Choosing and changing color
04:23
Editing type and useful keyboard shortcuts
12:24
Answer these questions to practice what you learnt in this section.
Adding and editing type
9 questions
+ Advanced type techniques
9 lectures 40:01
Text frames and Threading
05:18
Text frame options
05:00
Text warp
03:24
Type on a path
06:55
Type inside an object
04:24
Drop caps
01:42
Customize fonts
02:02
Wrap text around an object
04:21
Character and Paragraph styles
06:55
Answer these questions to practice what you learnt in this section.
Advanced type techniques
18 questions