InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign by Nigel French

By Nigel French

It is no secret why InDesign has turn into the finest web page format application: It bargains nice tools-not least between them its subtle typographic controls. the following to teach you the way to use them is the 1st booklet committed exclusively to that subject. no matter if you are a portraits professionals migrating from InDesign's long-entrenched competitor QuarkXPress or a hobbyists generating fancy invitations and book-length tasks, you will enjoy this guide's finely tuned specialize in every little thing typographic. knowing that to take complete good thing about InDesign's typographic instruments, you need to comprehend the rules guiding their use, writer Nigel French addresses either the whys and the hows of excellent typography. utilizing functional examples, and a great deal of advice, Nigel offers a entire evaluation of all of InDesign's style beneficial properties, together with the Paragraph Composer, optical kerning, and its help for OpenType fonts. beginning with personality codecs after which relocating via paragraph codecs, kinds and results, and layouts, you will have received the entire talents they should produce attractive sort by way of the top of the amount.

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View full size image] 32 Part I: Character Formats Part I: Character Formats 33 Part I: Character Formats 33 34 Part I: Character Formats Up Next With text on your page, it's time to look at the options you have for styling your type. The next chapter deals with the many options available on the Character Formats level of the Control Palette, as well as the aesthetic considerations when choosing those options. Chapter 3. Character Reference WHEN IT COMES TO TYPEFACES, we are spoilt for choice.

The amount of difference will vary from font to font. 4. Metrics Kerning (example A) vs. Optical Kerning (example B) when using mixed fonts. 5. Metrics Kerning (example A) fares better than Optical Kerning (example B) when using script faces.

20B. Small Caps. A has the abbreviations in small capsslightly higher than the x-height; B has them at full-caps size. 21. Small Caps: real vs. fake. Example A uses real small capsthe weight of the character strokes is uniform. Example B uses "fake" small capsregular caps sized at 70 percent. All Caps You know those people who type their emails in ALL CAPS? Annoying, aren't they? Continuous text set in all caps is hard to read because the shapes of the words all look alike and are differentiated only by their length.

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