Beginner's Guide to Typography

In this collection of lessons we will give you an introductory look into type inside Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Software required: Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, and InDesign CS5 and up..
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 4, 2011
Duration
1h 7m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 4, 2011
Duration
1h 7m
Description

In this collection of lessons we will give you an introductory look into type inside Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. We will start off by covering some typographic software similarities between Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. We will then take a moment to learn some terminology and basic letterform anatomy. After that, you will learn how and why to adjust the spacing between both letters and lines of type. And to wrap up this project, we will look into some paragraph formatting options available to us in all three applications. This series of step-by-step videos were developed with artists new to typographic principles in mind so we will be moving at a steady, easy-to-follow pace making sure you understand terms and basic techniques. Software required: Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, and InDesign CS5 and up. Software required: Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, and InDesign CS5 and up..

About the author
About the author

Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Introducing the Beginners Guide to Typography, a fundamental learning series brought to you by digital tutors, the world's largest online CG training library, and an Adobe authorized training center. My name is Eddie and I'll be giving you an introductory look into type and how it can be implemented in Adobe's top three graphic design applications. This way, you'll learn essential terms and definitions and build a solid foundation in computer graphics. We'll start off by covering some typographic software similarities between Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. We'll then take a moment to learn some terminology and basic letter form anatomy. After that, you'll learn how and why to adjust the spacing between both letters and lines of type. And to wrap up this project, we'll look into some paragraph formatting options available to us in all three applications. This series of step by step videos were developed with artists new to typographic principles in mind. So, we'll be moving at a steady, easy to follow pace, making sure you understand terms and basic techniques. To view more beginners guide courses, visit our library where you'll find the largest collection of three high quality CG training videos. So, let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson where we'll begin learning about the character and paragraph panels.