Essential Skills for Designers Type

Learn to work as a professional with Type in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign!
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 5/2013 English

Course Description

About the course:

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 integral part of the whole composition, in many cases the whole design is some kind of creative use of type. In this course we are going to learn to work as a professional with type in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. We are going to learn a bit about typography theory but we will mainly focus on practical things like how to deal with fonts, how to organize them on your computer, how to use the type tool as a professional, how to format your type efficiently using keyboard shortcuts and so much more. Join me on this course and learn how to work with type quickly and easily.

The course includes:

  1. 18 instructional video tutorials
  2. Quizzes about the techniques learnt in each section
  3. Essential Skills for Designers & Career Guide PDF
  4. Design Terminology PDF
  5. Useful Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
  6. Collection of Useful websites for Designers PDF
  7. Certificate of completion

How long will the course take to complete?

This course will take only 2 hours to complete, but it will take some time to put all the techniques into practice.

How the course is structured?

The course is structured into 18 videos, each explaining a technique for working with type. It is recommended to watch the videos in order of the outline but you can also choose to watch them individually. After each section you can take Quizzes to revise the crucial techniques and definitions learnt on the way.

Why take this course?

Easy. If you want to get a job as a designer either being employed or freelancing, you have to know how to work with text. This course will make you very confident about this essential skill for designers. This course is for you if you are planning to take your design skills to the next level and want to become a Pro in no time.

What are the requirements?

  • Photoshop CS3+
  • Illustrator CS3+
  • InDesign CS3+

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • 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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Useful Resources for Creative Professionals
1 page
Use this checklist to tick off the courses you finished from Yes I’m a Designer and track your progress becoming a creative professional!
7 pages
A collection of key terms and definitions used by Creative Professionals. Learn more about them from Yes I’m a Designer courses!
1 page
A collection of useful websites and resources for designers.
5 pages
A collection of most commonly used keyboard shortcuts for designers.
Section 2: Introduction to Typography
Examples of use of type
What is a font?
Types of fonts
1 page
Learn to be able to differentiate Serif and Sans Serif fonts.
How to choose a font?
4 questions
Answer these questions to practice what you learnt in this section.
Section 3: Adding and editing type
Adding type
Choosing and changing color
Editing type and useful keyboard shortcuts
9 questions
Answer these questions to practice what you learnt in this section.
Section 4: Advanced type techniques
Text frames and Threading
Text frame options
Text warp
Type on a path
Type inside an object
Drop caps
Customize fonts
Wrap text around an object
Character and Paragraph styles
18 questions
Answer these questions to practice what you learnt in this section.
Section 5: Conclusion
1 page
What's next?

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Instructor Biography

Martin Perhiniak, Yes I'm a Designer

Martin Perhiniak is a Certified Adobe Design Master and Instructor, and an incredibly talented teacher and one of the most popular author on Tuts+ Network. He has been teaching Adobe applications for several years in classrooms, online courses, seminars and shows around the World. Martin has worked as a designer with companies like Disney, Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, Sony Pictures, Mattel, and DC Comics. He feels it his mission to share his insights of the design industry and its latest trends with beginners and creative professionals around the World.

Visit Martin's website and watch his Design Tip of the Week tutorials and you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter to be updated about his latest projects.

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