Typography IS much more than just letters on the page. In this course, you see how mastering proven Typography techniques will infuse your work with intention, impact and readability – delivered to you by the absolute master of Typography: Mark Gatter.
Mark Gatter is known internationally as an Adobe Certified Expert, instructor and author. In addition to his vast graphic design training experience, he brings many years of commercial printing expertise from both the UK and California.
We all know what happens when we let our software do ALL the work, right? You get that awful disease called "Preset-itis": a condition where your creative work is indistinguishable from everyone else's.
Although most software can make some good, generic typographical decisions, it is up to you to deploy all the available tools to enhance the communicative power of your ideas and to make your type as readable and as impactful as possible! To do so, you must become an expert in Typography. So, let's get started...
This course, designed by graphics expert Mark Gatter, immerses you deeply in the art and craft of Typography. You first cover a little important history from hand-drawn texts to the Gutenberg Bible. You learn about Typography's development over time, from moveable type to offset lithography through to digital type realized in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Most of all, you see how and WHY these techniques were developed and what they mean to you in today's technological world.
With this time-proven knowledge in your graphics toolbox, you then move onto the section on Typefaces and Fonts. This is where Mark explains the myriad techniques that infuse simple words and letters with intention and impact. You learn about the power of font choices. You see how to enhance readability using Leading. You get lessons on the aesthetics of Kerning and much, much more. Most of all, you see these concepts in action with tons of excellent examples and in-depth explanations.
There's so much to learn in this course that mere "words" do it no justice! So just sit back, switch to HD, hit the play button and get ready for some great typographical inspiration delivered by the always thoughtful and entertaining master of all things graphic: Mark Gatter!
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Hindie wrote on June 22, 2015
Nice course for the graphic designer. Good info on how to format and deal with text.
Mark L74 wrote on July 13, 2014
This course is simply about all things you'd ever wanted to know about type.... possibly. Will i actually need it to work on designs? Mmm, not really. Will my designs benefit from it? Absolutely! And now i know where to find the aswers too!!
immo wrote on March 16, 2014
Great course on typography basics, easy to follow, can inspire ideas for further experimentation and learning.thank you
Taryn Calverey wrote on February 27, 2014
This is a VERY helpful course for those new to design and typography.
As a video editor - this really gave me great insight and understanding into the type of work I receive from art directors and agencies when working on a project.
Reu wrote on February 13, 2014
The Graphic Design Course just gets better and better. Can't wait for 104.
The Type course offers a solid foundation and defines pitfalls in type that I didn't have a name for previously.