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Course info
Rating
(19)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 18, 2010
Duration
1h 43m
Description

In this series of lessons, we'll focus on the fundamentals of typography. We'll kick things off by breaking down letterforms and learning about their different components. We'll then learn the difference between a typeface, a typestyle and a type family. Next we'll unravel the mystery of how type is measured through points and picas. Then we'll move on and learn about line spacing, letter spacing and word spacing. From there, we'll learn about working with large bodies of type and discuss different methods of alignment. Finally, we'll learn about the process of choosing and using a typeface. Software required: Illustrator CS4, InDesign CS4.

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
Hello, and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on the Fundamentals of Typography, presented by Digital-Tutors, an Adobe Authorized Training Partner. My name is Eddie, and together we'll explore some techniques and workflows that will help you to create really great typography on your own projects. We'll kick things off by breaking down letterforms and learning about their different components. We'll then learn the difference between a typeface, a type style, and a type family. Next we'll unravel the mystery of how type is measured through points and picas. Then we'll move on and learn about line spacing, letter spacing, and word spacing. From there we'll learn about working with large bodies of type and discuss some different methods of alignment. Finally, we'll learn about the process of choosing and using a typeface. After viewing these lessons, not only will you look at typefaces with a more discriminating eye, but you'll also be able to choose and apply more appropriate typefaces to your own designs. So let's go ahead and get started in our next lesson.