Beginner's Guide to Typography
by Eddie Russell
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..
What you'll learn
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
Eddie began teaching creative professionals over ten years ago for Digital Tutors. In 2014 Digital Tutors was acquired by Pluralsight and he continued his focus on creating high quality training for artists in both the film and games industries. With a background in graphic design and illustration Eddie has always been focused on visual appeal. This can be seen through his courses in which he shares secrets for achieving production level quality for concept art, illustrations, textures, mater... moreials as well as lighting. Eddie takes pride in helping creative professionals overcome the barriers of technology and software so that they can effortlessly harness their creativity in their own projects.
While teaching with Pluralsight, Eddie has had the opportunity to contribute to many exciting projects. He's also contributed creative training articles to both Photoshop Creative and ImagineFX. Eddie's favorite project as a tutor has been taking part in the Transforming Robot Production Pipeline series. So if you're ready to learn environment art, texturing, or rendering from the ground up, or your graphic designs lack that special "it" factor, let Eddie unlock your potential as an artist.