Design Your Own Fonts. Plus A Bunch Of Typography Secrets.
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Design Your Own Fonts. Plus A Bunch Of Typography Secrets.

Walk through all the steps of font creation. Learn how to choose a font with 100% confidence.
4.2 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
76 students enrolled
Created by Natanael Gama
Last updated 7/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Design fonts
  • Pick the most appropriate font for any project
  • Know some typography secrets
  • Master bezier curves
  • Know typography more deeply
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Requirements
  • No previous knowledge needed
Description

This course is divided in two parts. One about designing fonts and other about choosing fonts.

Design Your Own Fonts: From Paper to Screen
To design a font might look like an overwhelmingly tedious and extremely difficult task, and in a way it is. No magic bullets here. However there are ways to speed up the process as well as to make it fun! 
In this class the Type Designer Natanael Gama will teach you how to create your own fonts without going nuts. From paper sketching all the way to export the digital font file. The only thing required for this class is a bit of courage. Remember that the bigger the challenge the bigger the reward. To type your own font can be an epiphanic experience!

Pick the Right Font: When to Choose Comic Sans Over Helvetica, And Much More
Nowadays there are thousands of fonts available for you to choose from. How can you know which one to choose for your next project? What’s the difference between a web-font and desktop font? How to pair fonts? Which fonts are more suitable for long strings of text? What kind of font design works better in a small font size? Or even the million dollar question: What’s the problem with Comic Sans?
Those questions and many others are answered by the type designer Natanael Gama in this class. Whether you are graphic designer, or web designer, or even if you just like to play with typography, this class will boost your capacity to make wiser and more effective typographic choices.

Let's do it?

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is aimed at graphic designers and design students in general that wan't to know more about typography, specially how to design. No previous knowledge of typography is needed.
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
01:12:00
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Let's do it!
1 Lecture 01:45

A small introduction to the first part of this course.

Preview 01:45
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Design Your Own Fonts: From Paper to Screen
12 Lectures 53:28

Learn the basis of sketching. Make quick prototypes. Know where to start.

Preview 04:08

Diagnose: Sketching Your First Letters
03:32

Improve Your Sketch
02:12

Start digitizing the letters you drawn in the first part. Learn the foundation of digital typography: the bezier curve.

File – New. Digitize Your First Letters
06:00

It's “On”
04:35

Extending
04:32

A Pain in The “S”
06:50

Diagonals
05:49

After design, let's do the space and the kerning. Add rhythm and start thinking of your project as a whole.

Therapists Need Good Spacing
05:08

Kern Nerd
04:04

We have reached the final stage.

Preview 05:50

Do It All Over Again
00:48
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Pick the Right Font: When to Choose Comic Sans Over Helvetica, And Much
12 Lectures 16:47

This class will walk you through the process of choosing the most appropriate font for any given project.

Preview 01:12


Large Font Size or Small Font size
02:02

Print or Screen
01:18

Versatility or Limited Scope
01:30

Style or Function
02:13

Evolution or Revolution
01:06

Free or Paid
00:57

Good Design or Bad Design
01:04

New or Old
00:50

Your Font Collection
01:38

Closing
00:41
About the Instructor
Natanael Gama
4.2 Average rating
11 Reviews
76 Students
2 Courses
Type Designer

Natanael one day decided to play with fonts and never stopped. Inspired by the typography classes while taking his degree in graphic design and multimedia in ESAD.CR he started drawing Exo. It was a successful project on kickstarter and is part of the Google Fonts Library. Since then he has already released two more types via Google Fonts, Cinzel and Exo 2. Apart from other commissioned works he has been creating his own typographic library. 

His work has been used by brands like Google, Lego, Fifa, AMG, Blizzard, Netflix, among many others. His fonts were downloaded hundreds of thousands of times and are seen every day by millions of people. Although the play became work, he hasn’t stopped having fun drawing fonts.