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Adobe InDesign CC : for Typography

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One Day Course

Classroom Based


Type is the area where many designers have had no formal training and have the least experience. Good typography can transform an ordinary document or design into an outstanding piece of communication.

This one day Adobe authorised course explorers the principles of type, covers what works and what doesn’t and provides practical examples of how to produce typographically excellent documentation using the powerful set of typographic controls in Adobe InDesign.

You should have attended either the Introduction to Adobe InDesign course or the Adobe InDesign Migration course at Media Training or have an equivalent working knowledge.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • You already know more than you think about type
    • Case study: newspaper mastheads
    • What do typefaces say?

    The character of type
    • Different type personalities - classy, serious, fresh, authoritative, reliable or fun typefaces
    • Examples of type that really work

    Serif and sans serif
    • The origins of the serif
    • Classic serif typefaces
    • Classic sans-serif typefaces

    Measuring type
    • Traditional conventions; points, picas and ciceros

    Leading and kerning
    • Ways of controlling the vertical space between text
    • Ways of controlling the horizontal space between characters
    • Troublesome kerning pairs
    • Optical kerning in InDesign
  • Legibility issues
    • What the Swiss school can teach us
    • Choosing a typeface
    • Typefaces that work well together
    • Using white space effectively
    • Font families

    Typographic elements
    • Using rules, dingbats, symbols and glyphs
    • Ligatures and hanging indents
    • Examples of great typography

    Type and colour
    • Using contrast
    • Type for on-screen display
    • Colour theory

    Font issues
    • Using Font Favourites
    • Font conversion
    • Buying fonts
    • Free fonts
    • Trouble-free printing
    • Embedding fonts

    Building a consistent, appropriate style
    • Creating a coherent style

    The 10 commandments of type

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