Illustrator CC Typography

From Logo design, illustrations, posters, and more, making text legible and inviting is the art and science of typography. This course covers the skills needed to create and style beautiful typography in all your Illustrator drawings and documents. Software required: Adobe Illustrator CC.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
December 14, 2016
Duration
6h 23m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
December 14, 2016
Duration
6h 23m
Description

From logo design to illustration, from posters to signage, from brochures to menus, your text is meant to be read, to convey a message. It can't do that if it isn't legible, readable, and well styled. Achieving these results is the art of typography. In this course, Illustrator CC Typography, you will learn not only the hows, but also the whys and whens of typography. First, you'll learn all about Illustrator's precision type controls and the ways to use them to create intricately-styled short type objects and highly readable, perfectly adjusted paragraphs of text. Next, you'll learn about the methods and rules for setting and perfecting typography in Illustrator, from single words and glyphs used in logo designs and posters, to complete threaded stories that span multiple artboards in brochures, menus, and more. Finally, you'll learn about formatting text and working with styles; meticulous adjustment of kerning, tracking, scaling, shifting baselines, and more. By the end of this course, you'll not only have the skills to set perfect type, but also the confidence and understanding to make the right typesetting decisions again and again, in every one of your designs. Software required: Adobe Illustrator CC.

About the author
About the author

As a freelance graphic designer with over 20 years' experience, Pariah sits on the Adobe Advisory Group, is an Adobe Freelancer, and is an Adobe Community Professional and a former trainer and technical lead for Adobe's technical support teams for InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

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