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Essential Skills for Designers Type

Learn to work as a professional with Type in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign!
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  • 6 Supplemental Resources
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I 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
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  • Photoshop CS3+
  • Illustrator CS3+
  • InDesign CS3+

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.

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
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Introduction to Typography
6 Lectures 20:15

Types of fonts

Learn to be able to differentiate Serif and Sans Serif fonts.
Serif and Sans Serif
1 page

How to choose a font?

Answer these questions to practice what you learnt in this section.
Introduction to Typography
4 questions
Adding and editing type
4 Lectures 26:30

Adding type

Choosing and changing color

Editing type and useful keyboard shortcuts

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

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

Answer these questions to practice what you learnt in this section.
Advanced type techniques
18 questions
2 Lectures 01:56
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About the Instructor
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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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