• Essential Skills for Designers ­ Working with Type

Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator Essential Skills for Designers: Working with Type

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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.

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Product Description

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.

Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign CS6 are featured in this course.

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Course Outline

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

Martin Perhiniak is a Certified Adobe Design Master and Instructor He worked as a designer for companies like Disney, Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, Sony Pictures, Mattel, and DC Comics. He is currently working in London as a designer and instructor, as well as providing a range of services from live online training to consultancy work to individuals worldwide.

Martin’s Motto

“Do not compare yourself to your role models. Work hard and wait for the moment when others will compare them to you”