Essential Skills for Designers – Working with Type Online Course



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Course Overview Understanding type is an essential, often-overlooked component of successful graphic design. Effective visual communication relies on the combination of images and text, and in a good design, typography can be the most important part of the whole composition. In fact, it is not uncommon for an entire design to consist of the creative use of type. In this course you’ll learn to work with type in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Lessons begin with a primer on typography theory, then shift focus to practical applications, including how to manage and organize fonts, using the type tools, formatting type using keyboard shortcuts, and advanced techniques such as wrapping text, type on a path, styles, custom fonts and more. Example Video Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO TYPOGRAPHY 20:10 1 Introduction 2 Examples of Use of Type 3 What Is a Font? 4 Types of Fonts 5 How to Choose a Font? Chapter 2 ADDING AND EDITING TYPE 26:30 1 Typing 2 Adding Type 3 Choosing and Changing Color 4 Editing Type and Useful Keyboard Shortcuts Chapter 3 ADVANCED TYPE TECHNIQUES 40:01 1 Text Frames 2 Text Frame Options 3 Text Warp 4 Type on a Path 5 Type Inside an Object 6 Drop Caps 7 Customize Fonts 8 Wrap Text Around an Object 9 Character and Paragraph Styles Course Details Length of Subscription: 12 Months Online On-Demand Access Platform: Windows andamp; MAC OS Level: Beginner to Intermediate Project Files: Included Learn anytime, anywhere, at home or on the go. Stream your training via the internet, or download to your computer and supported mobile device, including iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and most Android devices. Need to train your Team? Contact Us for Discounts on Multiple Subscription Purchases.


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