For Graphic Designers, typography is a part of nearly every project we touch. With it playing such a prominent role in our day-to-day work, it should go without saying that being proficient with type is an absolute must. To begin this tutorial, we will learn about choosing appropriate typefaces for our work and how those typefaces communicate to our audience. We will learn about things like the space in and around type as well as some things that we should be aware of when it comes to type that can cause unnecessary eye strain on our viewing audience. To wrap this tutorial up, we will learn about how the typographic needs for a logo were met by simply creating a custom set of letterforms that fit the concept for a logo. After completing this training, not only will you will begin to view the usage of type in your graphic design projects differently but you will begin to ask questions when evaluating your type that will help you to communicate a concept to your audience with more clarity. Software required: InDesign CS6, Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6.
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.