Essential Skills for Designers - Type

Learn to work as a professional with Type in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign! | taught by Martin Perhiniak Watch Intro Video
  • 18 Videos
  • 2 Texts
  • 2.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Useful Resources for Creative Professionals
Useful Resources
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Introduction to Typography
20:17
Introduction FREE
Examples of use of type FREE
What is a font? FREE
Types of fonts
How to choose a font?
Serif and Sans Serif
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Adding and editing type
26:33
Typing
Adding type
Choosing and changing color
Editing type and useful keyboard shortcuts
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Advanced type techniques
40:05
Text frames and Threading
Text frame options
Text warp
Type on a path
Type inside an object
Drop caps
Customize fonts
Wrap text around an object
Character and Paragraph styles
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Conclusion
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Course description

Learn to work as a professional with Type in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign!
Working with type in Graphic Design is essential. Visual communication relies mainly on the combination of images and text. In a good designtypography is integral part of the whole composition, in many cases the whole design is some kind of creative use of type. In this course we are going to learn to work as a professional with type in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. We are going to learn a bit about typography theory but we will mainly focus on practical things like how to deal with fonts, how to organize them on your computer, how to use the type tool as a professional, how to format your type efficiently using keyboard shortcuts and so much more. Join me on this course and learn how to work with type quickly and easily.
The course includes:
  1. 18 instructional video tutorials
  2. Quizzes about the techniques learnt in each section
  3. Essential Skills for Designers & Career Guide PDF
  4. Design Terminology PDF
  5. Useful Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
  6. Collection of Useful websites for Designers PDF
  7. Certificate of completion
How long will the course take to complete?
This course will take only 2 hours to complete, but it will take some time to put all the techniques into practice.
How the course is structured?
The course is structured into 18 videos, each explaining a technique for working with type. It is recommended to watch the videos in order of the outline but you can also choose to watch them individually. After each section you can take Quizzes to revise the crucial techniques and definitions learnt on the way.
Why take this course?
Easy. If you want to get a job as a designer either being employed or freelancing, you have to know how to work with text. This course will make you very confident about this essential skill for designers. This course is for you if you are planning to take your design skills to the next level and want to become a Pro in no time.
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Instructor

Martin  Perhiniak
Martin Perhiniak
Yes I'm a Designer

Martin Perhiniak is a Certified Adobe Design Master and Instructor. He was voted to be one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world by student feedback in 2015. In his online courses besides the technical knowledge you need, Martin will also teach you a lot about design principles, compositional techniques and plenty of best practices that he picked up and developed while working as a designer and retoucher on projects such as Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story, BBC’s Dr Who or Mattel’s Team Hot Wheels. He feels it his mission to share his insights of the design industry and its latest trends with beginners and creative professionals around the World.

You can find lots of useful free tutorials from him on his Pinterest board if you want to see how he teaches and you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter to be updated about his latest projects.