Essential Skills for Designers - Working with Type (

Learn to work as a professional with Type in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign!

Created by: Martin Perhiniak

Produced in 2013

What you will learn

  • Become a whiz at using type in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Learning about Typography
  • Learn how to work with fonts
  • Formatting text as a professional
  • Achieve creative effects with text

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Overall Score : 80 / 100

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Course Description

The aim of this course is to teach you how to work with type at the exact same standard as a creative professional. We will be working with type in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign as well as learning some essential theory knowledge for this topic.

Working with type in Graphic Design is essential. Visual communication relies mainly on the combination of images and text. In a good design typography is an integral part of the composition as a whole and in many cases the whole design is based around a creative use of typography.

A closer look at what you will learn:
  • The course will start by providing you with some useful resources for creative professionals, like design terms to ensure you are familiar with, useful websites to bookmark and a way to get to grips with keyboard shortcuts. Which can half your working time!
  • Then we will jump right in to learning about the definition of a font, the different types or classifications of fonts, how to choose the right font when working on a projects and loads more!
  • Next we will move onto working with text, adding type to compositions, changing colours, formatting/editing existing text so it looks great and pick up some time saving shortcuts.
  • The final chapter is the longest and most advanced. Learn about working with body copy, how to apply text wrap, add drop caps, customise fonts and loads more!

This course includes:
  • 18 Videos
  • 2 Hours learning content
  • 2 Downloadable resources

Every Graphic Designer in the creative industry handles type on a day to day basis. It's a pretty big topic, with plenty to get your head around. If you want to learn all about it this course is the right place to be!

Who will find it useful:
  • Anyone who is aspiring to become a professional Graphic Designer and wants to master essential skills of the trade.
  • Those particularly interested in Editorial Design.
  • Creatives who want to learn more about working with type.
  • Designers looking to build on their current creative skill set.

No need for any previous experience in the topic but basic knowledge of InDesign will be very useful.
The practises learnt in this course can be applied to any project which uses type in the future and can help to develop a strong understanding of this complex subject.

Martin is an Adobe Certified Instructor who has years of experience teaching in both and online in classroom environments. He has also worked professionally in the creative industry for over 10 years on a wide range of projects. The examples and techniques used have been developed over this time to deliver the most efficient and enjoyable approach to teaching and learning.

Feel inspired to start learning, enroll and let's get going!

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner to Professional Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign users
  • Freelance Designers
  • Design Interns
  • Design Students
  • Creative Professionals
  • Anyone preparing for the InDesign Adobe Certified Expert exam

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Martin Perhiniak

Martin is a graphic designer and an Adobe Certified Instructor. He was a presenter at Adobe MAX the ultimate creative in 2018 and was recently voted one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world. Over 100,000 students are studying from his online courses from over 200 countries.
As a designer and illustrator he worked for companies like Pixar, BBC, Mattel and as an instructor taught teams at Google, Ben&Jerry's, House of Lords and Oxford University Press.



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I thought this would give me examples of how to actually work with the fonts downloaded and how to create font with brushes and so many more examples of how to actually manipulate the fonts. this was too basic as it shows basic information only with no real world examples and hands on

Another great course from Perhiniak with many informations, examples and suggestions.Thank again, great job!Domenico

Now that I've published my fourth book, I've begun to realize the importance of typography - and how it's much more than just picking a standard font. So I was happy to find Martin's course on the (practical) basics of type.The more I learn about typography, the more I realize how much is left to learn; but with this course under my belt, I'm off to a strong start. As always, Martin presents information clearly, concisely, and without fluff.I recommend his course for those with typographical aspirations beyond Times New Roman.

By Ed on

Great course.Martin has done it again.He's made this type design course look very easily.I recommend this strongly.

Clearly presented, but fairly basic information