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InDesign Typography with Nigel French

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InDesign Typography with Nigel French
InDesign Typography with Nigel French
English | Aug 03, 2012 | mov | H264 960x540 | AAC 1 ch 96 kbps | 1.53 GB
eLearning | Level: Intermediate | Design, Page Layout, Typography | Exercise Files

Explore the numerous type options, type-related features, and type-specific preferences of Adobe InDesign. Using practical, real-world examples, instructor and designer Nigel French dissects the anatomy of a typeface and defines the vocabulary of typography. The course moves from the micro to the macro level, addressing issues such as choosing page size, determining the size of margins, adjusting number columns, and achieving a clean look with baseline grids. This course takes you from laying out a page to delving into the hows and whys of typography.

Topics include:
- Understanding text threads and text flow methods in InDesign
- Using Copy and Paste vs. Place
- Choosing and combining typefaces
- Understanding leading and how it relates to type size and column width
- Comparing points, picas, and ems
- Learning the proper use of white space and break characters
- Understanding the finer points of kerning and tracking
- Working with punctuation, special characters, ornaments, and ligatures
- Aligning text
- Applying global formatting with paragraph, character, and object styles
- Refining spacing with indents
- Creating drop caps
- Avoiding common problems associated with justified type and text wraps
- Setting up margins and columns


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