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The Essentials of Typography
Scott Kelby
with Scott Kelby
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This class is designed to help make everything you do using type look more professional by taking you through the most important typography rules, and teaching you the shortcuts, t... READ MORE
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The Essentials of Typography
lessons: 17 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 11min
published: 2014
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The Essentials of Typography
with Scott Kelby
This class is designed to help make everything you do using type look more professional by taking you through the most important typography rules, and teaching you the shortcuts, techniques and how to work with type in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator (which thankfully all pretty much share the same shortcuts), so everything you do with type looks even better. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Intro video.

44 sec
lesson 2: Tracking

Creating professional-looking type starts with the spacing between letters.

9min, 19sec
lesson 3: Kerning

Controlling the space between two letters.

3min, 24sec
lesson 4: Leading

Adjusting the space between the lines of type.

8min, 45sec
lesson 5: Justifying Type

Use the paragraph panel to control the alignment of your text.

7min, 21sec
lesson 6: Hyphens and Dashes

Some rules on when and how to use them.

5min, 17sec
lesson 7: Roman Hanging Punctuation

A very important typography element to use with quotations.

3min, 9sec
lesson 8: Two Spaces to Start Sentence

This old habit is outdated and must be corrected.

3min, 31sec
lesson 9: Ligatures

These single characters are provided by the type designer to replace two letters that do not space correctly.

4min, 50sec
lesson 10: Marks and Symbols

Use super-scripting to add trademark and copyright symbols.

6min, 2sec
lesson 11: Inch and Foot Marks, Small Caps

Inch and foot marks are for use when typing out lengths. Small caps are great for times.

4min, 1sec
lesson 12: No Script in All Caps

Don't ruin your script font by using all caps.

2min, 33sec
lesson 13: Italics and Bold

Use these when adding emphasis to your type.

2min, 25sec
lesson 14: Ellipse and All Caps

Introducing a new symbol and rules for using call caps.

3min, 23sec
lesson 15: Tabs

Never try to line up your text using the space bar.

1min, 49sec
lesson 16: Mixing Fonts

Rules for when you are using two different fonts.

3min, 14sec
lesson 17: Pick the Right Font

Here are some useful tips for picking which font to use in your design.

1min, 43sec
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