Posts tagged "Typography"

Adobe InDesign CS5, Advanced Typography and Special Characters

By Lucian Marin on VectorTuts+

Adobe’s InDesign is considered to be the most advanced multi-page editor software, but we need to take advantage of it’s full power to quickly create and deliver professionally formatted documents. In this article, we’ll review the nine advanced and special character topics, as well as corresponding shortcut keys, and additional information.

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First Baseline Blues

By James Felici on CreativePro

Don’t let frames dictate your layout. Here’s how to make sure you have precise control over the position of your type on the page.

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Smart typography tips

There are plenty of sites that can help you with grammar and typography. Here are a few tips that can make your next printed piece more professional.

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Quick Tip: Using Em Dashes, En Dashes and Hyphens within InDesign

When using dashes you have three options available, a hyphen, an en dash and an em dash. Choosing the right dash for the job in hand is usually overlooked and misunderstood. This Quick Tip will outline the differences between the three dashes as well as advice on when and how to use them correctly within your designs.

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Good Things in Small Packages

When you’re setting type, small capitals have two important roles to play: one graphic and one editorial.

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Type of All Eras & Nations at the Typographic Hub

UKType has been working with the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design at Birmingham City University and has just launched The Typographic Hub, an exciting new initiative for research into the history, theory and practice of typographic design.
Historically, Birmingham is England’s typographic heart, home to luminaries such as William Caslon first grandée of English type design; John Baskerville creator of the world’s most well-known and enduring typeface; and Leonard Jay a teacher par excellence, who revolutionised 20th century typographic education.
It is Birmingham’s illustrious lineage that makes BCU the natural home to the Hub.

UKType has been working with the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design at Birmingham City University and has just launched The Typographic Hub, an exciting new initiative for research into the history, theory and practice of typographic design.
Historically, Birmingham is England’s typographic heart, home to luminaries such as William Caslon first grandée of English type design; John Baskerville creator of the world’s most well-known and enduring typeface; and Leonard Jay a teacher par excellence, who revolutionised 20th century typographic education.
It is Birmingham’s illustrious lineage that makes BCU the natural home to the Hub.
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TypeTalk: Ten Commandments of Type

There are exceptions to every rule, but for most typographic circumstances, following these 10 rules will result in projects that look more professional and are easier to read.

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Top Ten InDesign CS5 Typography Shortcuts

This week Mike is in a particularly aggressive mood. But its because wants everyone to be awesome using InDesign Shortcuts. This week Creative Sweet TV showcases the top ten essential shortcuts required to set type in InDesign. The shortcuts include, Soft returns, point size, leading, baseline shift, Indent to here, right indent tabs and the list goes on…

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