Typography Online Course

Typography Online Courses in South Africa

 

Like an encyclopedia of typography knowledge for all designers. Typography is one of the oldest art forms in the world, and one that has remained important even through our move from the print to the digital age. This is because you don't need technical know-how master typography; instead, you need a keen eye for detail, a love of creating, and an appreciation of good design. If that sounds like you, then you've chosen the right course. 2KO Africa presents user level and technical computer classes, and is a top provider of internationally certified online computer courses from the comfort of home or work.

 

Your Typography Crash Course

Understand typography fundamentals

Apply typography principles to digital and print media

Create outstanding text-based logos and designs

Learn how typography is perceived by audiences/customers

 

Typography Fundamentals in a Flash
This course has been created for anyone who loves typography design; print designers, graphic and web designers, animators, sign writers, and many more.

 

Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate, you'll pick up a comprehensive skillset through the 73 lectures and 6 hours of content that come with this course. You can use any publishing software to follow along with the instructor; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or just about anything else you have a basic understanding of. Each section the course includes its own walkthrough exercises so that you can put the skills you have learned to practical use. You'll start off by learning all of the terminology regarding typography (tracking, leading, kerning) and font classifications, and then you'll examine concepts like how fonts impact a message, and how fonts are used in different media like advertising, web, print, logos, and so on. Finally, you will cover the essentials of digital publishing before concluding. By the end of this course, you have both a theoretical and a literal understanding of typography, from how it is used to where it used to why it is used, and of course you'll gain a solid groundwork in the practical uses of typography too.

Tools Used


Adobe Illustrator: The standard software for graphics design, and where you will do the majority of your work. Create any kind of illustration or digital art your mind is capable of thinking up, with any kind of typeface effect too.

Adobe Photoshop: Used for editing and manipulating photographs and images, but also with plenty of scope for font and typefaces Improve colour, add special effects, remove blemishes, create your own images with font from scratch, and more.

Adobe InDesign
: InDesign is a desktop publishing software application, usually used to create print media like posters, brochures, magazines, newspapers, books and signs (unlike Photoshop and Illustrator which are digital based). Usually the most popular Adobe tool among typographers.

 

Class Curriculum

 

Introduction to the Course

First typography exercise

Exercise walkthrough Part 1

Exercise walkthrough Part 2

 

Vocabulary

Introduction to Vocabulary

Introduction to Kerning

Introduction to Tracking

Cleaning Up Paragraphs

Introduction to Leading-1

Introduction to Leading-2

Fonts V Typefaces

Introduction to Typography Tools

Manipulating Type with Illustrator

Manipulating Type with Photoshop

Manipulating Type with InDesign

Vocabulary Recap

Vocabulary Quiz

 

Classifications

Introduction to Classifications

Standard Classifications Part 1

Standard Classifications Part 2

Classifications of Fonts Part 1

Classifications of Fonts Part 2

Classification Recap

Classification Quiz

 

User Experience

Intro to UX

How fonts Impact a Message

How user Perceive a brand and True Purpose Part 1

How user Perceive a brand and True Purpose Part 2

UX exercise

UX Exercise Walkthrough

UX recap

 

Typography for Advertising

App type Introduction

Print vs web

Point size of apps

Contrast

App font styles-weights

Font vs web assets

App Recap

App exercise introduction

App exercise walkthrough

 

Adverts, web and print

Type in ads introduction

How text makes the sell

Foreign languages

Balancing text and images

Web vs. print advertising

Web advertising exercise

Web advertising exercise walkthrough

Advertising Recap

 

Typography for logos

Logo introduction

Logo bonus lecture

Plain text logos

Altered Type Logos

Logo with graphics

Logo project introduction

Logo exercise walkthrough

Logo recap

 

Print and type

Type in print introduction

Understanding print mediums

Sending files to printer

Food Ad truck introduction

Food Ad truck walkthrough

Type in print recap

 

Publishing

Digital publishing intro

Preparing files for digital use

Digital publishing is a combination

Digital publishing exercise Introduction

Digital publishing exercise walkthrough

Digital Publishing recap

 

End discussions

Course Conclusion

Additional resources

Final Notes

Type Final Part 1

Type Final Part 2

Certificate Exam Access