Lynda - InDesign: Typography Part 1
InDesign Typography explores the numerous type options, type-related features, and type-specific preferences of Adobe InDesign. Using practical, real-world examples, instructor and designer Nigel French explains the purpose of each feature and describes the conventions for how and when to use it. Part 1 focuses on "micro typography" or the appearance of individual letterforms. Nigel dissects the anatomy of a typeface and defines the terminology used to describe type in graphic design. He moves into choosing a typeface, scaling type, and adjusting spacing via InDesign's leading and kerning controls. The course closes with a look at glyphs, special characters, and OpenType features, including ligatures and fractions.
Table of ContentsIntroduction1. Choosing and Combining Typefaces2. Character Formatting3. Leading (Line Spacing)4. Letter Spacing, Tracking, and Kerning5. Small and Important Details6. OpenType featuresConclusion