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Beginner's Guide to Typography
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Released Apr 4, 2011
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
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.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:26
Software typographic similarities
2

Software typographic similarities

 
09:42
Basic type terminology
3

Basic type terminology

 
10:01
Letterform anatomy
4

Letterform anatomy

 
06:26
Adjusting spacing with tracking and kerning
5

Adjusting spacing with tracking and kerning

 
10:54
Adjusting spacing with leading
6

Adjusting spacing with leading

 
07:23
Measuring and conveying type sizes
7

Measuring and conveying type sizes

 
08:00
Paragraph formatting
8

Paragraph formatting

 
09:31
Final thoughts on type
9

Final thoughts on type

 
04:17