(9-4) Review: Typography
You've learned a lot about typography in the beginning Photoshop and Graphic Design course from Robin Williams' book, The Non-Designers Design Book. The purpose of this section of the lesson is to have you explore typography in more depth. I want you to spend about an hour in this section with the goal of coming away with some knew knowledge and skills. Do you understand what leading, kerning, and tracking are in typography? You should after going through this section!
Description: Typography could easily be a course all it's own. Last semester, you learned that there are families of type, with each family having its own characteristics - such as serif, sans serif, modern, script, decorative, and old style fonts. You learned that when combining fonts, you should avoid using fonts that are too similar. Rather, you should use fonts that contrast or pair well with each other. Although this is optional, I would encourage you to watch the Lynda.com course, Foundations of Typography (2 hr. 23 min.). It will expand on what you learned last semester.
You may want to have a look at this link: 86 top-quality typography tutorials
Type shortcuts you'll want to remember. (Please note, OPTION refers to a Macintosh keyboard. If you're on a Windows PC, use the ALT key instead. Command ⌘ key on a Mac is the same as the CTRL on a PC.)
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