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
Table of contents
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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Transcript
Transcript

Hi. I’m Pariah Burke. On behalf of myself and everyone here at topwallpaper, welcome to the very exciting course, Illustrator CC Typography.

After starting as a professional illustrator and graphic designer at age 15, I’ve enjoyed a long career as a designer and typesetter, working with some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including Time-Warner, Adobe, and Playboy. I’m the author of Adobe Illustrator @Work and 8 other books, of more than a dozen topwallpaper video courses, and of more than 450 published articles and tutorials on typography, Illustrator, and other design topics. I’ve taught thousands of professional designers, artists, and typesetters around the world through more than ten years of training classes, consultation work, and public speaking to even MORE of the world’s most recognizable brands.

Design is how you look, type is how you sound, the words you write, set in that type, within that design, is what you say. If your type isn’t instantly, and from any angle or distance, legible, readable, and inviting, no one will read it. No one will hear your message. Typography is the art and science of making sure your message is delivered easily, quickly, and exactly how you want it conveyed.

In Illustrator CC Typography I will teach you all the skills you'll need to create and style beautiful typography in all your Illustrator drawings and documents. You will learn not only the HOWS, but also the WHYS AND WHENS, so that you will end the course not only with 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.

You will 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. This course explains the methods and rules for setting and perfecting typography in Illustrator, from single words and glyphs used in logo designs, illustrations, and posters to complete threaded stories that span multiple artboards in brochures, menus, and more.

You will learn about formatting text and working with styles; meticulous adjustment of kerning, tracking, scaling, shifting baselines, and more; using different numeral and alphabetic styles within their correct contexts; expert shortcuts and tricks for working most efficiently with type-related panels and fields; inserting special characters and contextual and stylistic alternates; working with Asian and Indic type, and; producing beautifully set type that the viewers of your designs will want to read.

Illustrator CC Typography is an amazing and FUN journey through Illustrator’s type tools and how to use them to perfect YOUR typography. I hope you’ll join me on this journey at topwallpaper. I promise: you’ll learn something, and you’ll have fun doing it.