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Typography with the Creative Suite

Monthly Event - First Thursday of every month: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

Typography with the Creative Suite

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Typography is making a comeback! (For some of us, it never left.) Learn how to use the powerful type tools in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop to make your type come alive and look its very best. See Adobe's new TypeKit, to allow freedom of fonts on the web. You will learn keyboard shortcuts, and a bit of type history, while discovering ways to breathe fresh air into your type-intensive projects. Also included: drop caps, text wrap, kern/track best practices, choosing the right fonts, hanging punctuation and more!

  • When, where, how, and most importantly why to use punctuation and typographic symbols like hyphens and em and en dashes, ellipsis versus three periods, copyright symbols, trademark and registered trademark symbols and different width spaces.
  • Learn the importance of leading, indents and paragraph spacing before/after in readability.
  • The impact of capitalization and smallcaps on readability.
  • Why American businesses still uses two spaces after a period and many colleges still insist on this outdated practice.
  • Understanding when and why to use the different OpenType numeral styles.
  • Learn how to kern and track.
  • Learn how to hang punctuation.
  • Other tips and techniques for setting the best looking, most legible type in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and guidelines for the Web & Devices.


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At, our experienced Adobe Certified Experts and Adobe Certified Instructors provide LIVE, online software training in easily-digestible bytes;)

Learn from Anywhere

We specialize in the Adobe Creative Cloud and web technology courses. All you need to participate in our Adobe eClasses is a computer headset with a microphone (or just speakers and a chat window).

Online Adobe training is our specialty, but not the only thing we teach.

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