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 computer classes across Africa, and is a leading supplier of internationally-accesible, online computer training
from the comfort of home or work.
Typography Crash Course
Understand typography fundamentals
typography principles to digital and print media
outstanding text-based logos and designs
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
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
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.
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