5 Typography Tutorials for InDesign Newbies

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Typography-Use-In-InDesignFor many beginners, the task of picking fonts can be a little confusing. There seem to be too many choices with no way of understanding the options.

Selecting the right typography is the result of a mixture of rules and personal taste, which can take years of experience to develop. But if we add to the equation someone who’s new to InDesign and it’s not familiarized with this software, the results can be chaotic.

That’s why we’ve collected five tutorials for using types in INDesign, to help you create designs using fonts the right way: giving them the proper use for each particular situation or project that you might have.

Let’s get to it:

1. Work with type in InDesign

This tutorial will show you the basics of working with InDesign, focusing on the Character Formatting control panel and teaching you how to use the basic tools of this program. Learn all about the configurations of the software through a series of steps with screeners displaying each button and option on the panel, making it easier for beginners.

2. Creating Exciting and Unusual Visual Hierarchies

Most people don’t know where to put what when it comes to typography used for design. This guide will provide you with all the elements to give them their proper place in a project and will help you make a particular element – such as title or quote – stand out from the rest of the text.

3. Principles for Combining Typefaces

Combining typographies is like matching an outfit, you need to know the rules first so you can learn how to use them, bend them or even break them when the occasion requires it. Use this tutorial as your style guide for fonts and learn all there is to know about matching different types.

4. Make your type Stand out

If you want a sentence or a particular piece of writing to stand out from the rest, this is the tutorial you need to read.
By using a few simple techniques you’ll learn how to make your type bigger, stronger or bolder, setting it apart from the rest of text and telling the reader to focus its attention where you want it to be.

5. Create a Typographical Logomark

We see typography becoming a logo all the time, but it doesn’t necessarily means you need to come up with a new type to use it as a representative item. You can transform existing fonts into something unique that people can identify as a brand. Follow the steps of this tutorial get your message in a simple, yet strong way and find out how to make your logo work for different kinds of sizes and publications.

Let us know your thoughts and comments about these tutorials; we want to know if you find them easy to follow and how helpful they were to you. Go to our social media networks to discuss the topic and tell us what you would like us to come up next time, we always love to help you with your designs!

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