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Pin by Monique Arthur on Typography. Health/Fitness. Handpicked free fonts for graphic designers with commercial-use licenses. 50 Typography Tutorials. Photoshop’s text and layer tools can be used to create some really awesome effects.

50 Typography Tutorials

We’ve put together a list of 60 of the best tutorials we could find to help you stay up to date on the latest trends and techniques. You’ll find some really cool grunge and glass styles (plus a few surprises!) And learn how some of the best designers create their unique effects. Courtesy: LemonDesign1 Instead of listing 100 plus tutorials that you’ll bookmark never to come back, we’ve decided to take you through the basics of typography, hopefully inspiring and then teaching you. You may want to take a look at the following related posts: Introduction to Typography Link Typography is the art of arranging type, designing type, and modifying type glyphs.

Here are some resources to give you further insight: The Wisest Mind Has Something Yet to Learn Link And we, too, never stop being inspired, learning and creating: How to Choose the Right Type Link Guess if you can, choose if you dare. Resources to Live by Link. 10 Infographics That Will Teach You About Typography.

Typography is a crucial component of great designs involving text, so knowing as much as you can about it is an important step to becoming a great designer.

10 Infographics That Will Teach You About Typography

This roundup of infographics will help you discover new and interesting things (as well as reinforce and reiterate stuff you already know) about typography. Click the Go to Source link under each infographic to navigate to the source of the infographic and to see the larger version provided by the creator of the infographic. 1.

Bold & Justified: The Huge World of Typography Infographic Did you know that Israel is the source of the most expensive typefaces? Go to Source 2. This beginner’s guide to type shows you some popular font categories (like monospaced fonts and script fonts), the anotomy of a typeface, a few typography principles, and more. Go to Source 3. This infographic starts by disambiguating the terms "typefaces" and "fonts", and then concludes with the top five most-used typefaces in graphic design, journalism, and academia. What is typography? First, we’ll start with the definition: typography is the visual art of creating written words.

What is typography?

Before the digital age, typography was a rather specialized craft that was confined to the worlds of book and magazine design and a range of advertising and public works. Road signs, billboards and product packaging are some examples of where typography is used in the physical world. Once the internet became a graphic medium, however, the art of typography exploded in a thousand different directions. Never before in history has the printed word shown up in such abundant visual diversity.

Web designers now have countless fonts to choose among, as font-creators sell and share their work online. Findafont. A Pocket Guide to Master Every Day’s Typographic Adventures. What is typography? Learn the basic rules and terms of type! Typography is, quite simply, the art and technique of arranging type.

What is typography? Learn the basic rules and terms of type!

It's central to the work and skills of a designer and is about much more than making the words legible. Your choice of typeface and how you make it work with your layout, grid, colour scheme, design theme and so on will make the difference between a good, bad and great design. So What’s the Big Deal with Horizontal & Vertical Bezier Handles Anyway? 17 Apr Have you ever seen Illustrator progress shots from your favourite designers and wondered how and why their bezier handles are so obsessively arranged?

So What’s the Big Deal with Horizontal & Vertical Bezier Handles Anyway?

We’re hoping to shed a little light on this seemingly unnecessary process. Note: this tutorial assumes a solid grasp of Illustrator & the pen tool. Until recently, I definitely belonged to the What’s the point of that? Club—and perhaps secretly the How did they do that? Here’s a piece of lettering we created to play around with for this tutorial: Here’s an outline preview ( ⌘Y) in Illustrator: Note: To preview your own beziers like this you may need to turn on the “Show handles…” option highlighted below in Illustrators’ Preferences ( ⌘K).

Notice all the bezier handles (save for a few strays; we’ll get to those later) are neatly locked to the horizontal or vertical plane. It reduces your node placement options That may kinda sound like a bad thing, but it’s really handy. Node placement That’s the secret sauce right there. …and others.