Posts Tagged Typography

Santa by Type | Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings from Santa :)

Santa by type

Santa by type

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MAX 2011 | InDesign

MAX 2011 concluded a few days ago, and as expected there was a lot of excitement. In this post I’m putting together some recordings that I found really interesting.

I’m still working my way through all the recordings available, so I’ll update this post. Below are some sessions that were nice.

Sneak Peek to Liquid Layouts

In this short video, Kiyomassa Toma gives you a sneak peek of a potential feature in InDesign to create high quality magazines that automatically re-layout across devices and screen orientation. Totally awesome stuff. A must watch for designers working on challenges for designing for an ever changing array of devices and screen sizes.

There were some other sessions, slightly longer, but as engaging.

I’m still working my way through all the recordings available, so I’ll update this post. Meanwhile, if you want go on ahead to Adobe TV and post links here.

Beautiful Typography | A crash course

In this session, Michael Ninness shows you ten practical tips for achieving consistently beautiful typography.

InDesign CS5.5 Power Shortcuts

Michael Ninness shows you how to get more done in less time by keeping your hands on the keyboard as much as possible.

Creating EBooks for distribution on digital devices

Colin Fleming gives step-by-step instructions on how to take your content from creation to publication to distribution on the Sony Reader, Kindle, and iPad.

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Do serifs, sans serifs, glyphs, ligatures, leading, tracking, kerning make any sense to you? If you’re also as confused as I am, you just reached the right place.  I have attempted to condense some of the information relating to Typography into a single page document, that can be used as a ready-reckoner for newbie Typographers. I am posting version 1.0 of this project on my blog.

The PDF file is here.

What’s even better is that I’ve even mapped these terms to the features in Adobe Illustrator, so that you can apply this information right away!

Take a print, Save the PDF, Share it with your friends. Feel free to use it whichever way you want. If this really helps you, share your experience with us.

Can you help me make this better. Let me know how. Post a comment.

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