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Typography is one of the oldest art forms in the world, and one that has remained important even through our move from the print to the digital age. This is because you don't need technical know-how master typography; instead, you need a keen eye for detail, a love of creating, and an appreciation of good design. If that sounds like you, then you've chosen the right course.
Your Typography Crash Course
Typography Fundamentals in a Flash
This course has been created for anyone who loves typography design; print designers, graphic and web designers, animators, sign writers, and many more. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate, you'll pick up a comprehensive skillset through the 73 lectures and 6 hours of content that come with this course. You can use any publishing software to follow along with the instructor; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or just about anything else you have a basic understanding of.
Each section the course includes its own walkthrough exercises so that you can put the skills you have learned to practical use. You'll start off by learning all of the terminology regarding typography (tracking, leading, kerning) and font classifications, and then you'll examine concepts like how fonts impact a message, and how fonts are used in different media like advertising, web, print, logos, and so on. Finally, you will cover the essentials of digital publishing before concluding.
By the end of this course, you have both a theoretical and a literal understanding of typography, from how it is used to where it used to why it is used, and of course you'll gain a solid groundwork in the practical uses of typography too.
Adobe Illustrator: The standard software for graphics design, and where you will do the majority of your work. Create any kind of illustration or digital art your mind is capable of thinking up, with any kind of typeface effect too.
Adobe Photoshop: Used for editing and manipulating photographs and images, but also with plenty of scope for font and typefaces Improve colour, add special effects, remove blemishes, create your own images with font from scratch, and more.
Adobe InDesign: InDesign is a desktop publishing software application, usually used to create print media like posters, brochures, magazines, newspapers, books and signs (unlike Photoshop and Illustrator which are digital based). Usually the most popular Adobe tool among typographers.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Collect all project files for this course here.
First typography exercisePreview
Exercise walkthrough Part 1
Exercise walkthrough Part 2
|Section 2: Vocabulary|
Introduction to Vocabulary
Introduction to Kerning
Introduction to Tracking
Introduction to Leading
Introduction to Leading 2
Cleaning Up Paragraphs
Fonts V Typefaces
Introduction to Typography Tools
Manipulating Type with Illustrator
Manipulating Type with Photoshop
Manipulating Type with InDesign
|Section 3: Classifications|
Introduction to Classifications
Standard Classifications Part 1
Standard Classifications Part 2
Classifications of Fonts Part 1
Classifications of Fonts Part 2
|Section 4: User Experience|
Intro to UX
How fonts Impact a Message
How user Perceive a brand and True Purpose Part 1
How user Perceive a brand and True Purpose Part 2
UX Exercise Walkthrough
|Section 5: Typography for Advertising|
App type Introduction
Print vs web
Point size of apps
App font styles-weights
Font vs web assets
App exercise introduction
App exercise walkthrough
|Section 6: Adverts, web and print|
Type in ads introduction
How text makes the sell
Balancing text and images
Web vs. print advertising
Web advertising exercise
Web advertising exercise walkthrough
|Section 7: Typography for logos|
Logo bonus lecture
Plain text logos
Altered Type Logos
Logo with graphics
Logo project introduction
Logo exercise walkthrough
|Section 8: Print and type|
Type in print introduction
Understanding print mediums
Sending files to printer
Food Ad truck introduction
Food Ad truck walkthrough
Type in print recap
|Section 9: Publishing|
Digital publishing intro
Preparing files for digital use
Digital publishing is a combination
Digital publishing exercise introduction
Digital publishing exercise walkthrough
Digital Publishing recap
|Section 10: End discussions|
Type Final Part 1
Type Final Part 2
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