After a few exercises to review letterspacing, tracking and kerning, we began to explore the working environment of Adobe InDesign.
- Creating a new document
- The InDesign workspace
- Working with text boxes, fonts, point sizes, leading alignment
- Leading, measurements, kerning
Forms of text alignment:
- flush right (aka flush right/ragged left) = the text is aligned on the right edge and the left edge is ragged
- flush left (aka flush left/ragged right) = the text is aligned on the left edge and the right edge is ragged
- center = lines of text with the midpoints aligned
- justified = the right and left edges are aligned
If you missed the class, here is a video that might help you out. It is a bit long but complete in helping your get started:
Homework — Due Wed, 2/17/16
- Reading Assignment in textbook: Grid System pgs 177 -221 (be prepared to answer one quiz question on this topic)
- Typography in your neighborhood – As you travel through your neighborhood, look and the typography and take photos of the different type you see. Write 2 paragraphs explaining with the typography in your neighborhood reflects about your neighborhood. Use Google Docs and add the photos to the document. Use no more than 4 images. The typography might be seen on signs, storefronts, buildings, etc.
- Spend a some time reviewing the articles posted by your classmates and leave comments.
- Watch the video: Typography & Design below