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Custom Type Design - A One Day Introduction to Glyphs Font Design Software

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OSNS Lettercraft Lab at Abbotsford Convent

Mercator Studio 1

1-16 St Heliers Street

Abbotsford VIC, Victoria 3067

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Control, originality and standing out benefits not only the client but also the design studio who can Tailor make and craft an individual design solution for each client using their own custom type that has been designed from scratch. Knowledge of font design software is essential, and you will be taken through the very user-friendly Glyphs editing software and discover how its amazing features enable you to first draw your typeface and refine it quickly. You won't complete your typeface in one day, but by the end of the day you will have exported your font into Indesign, learned how to test it so that you can continue developing and refining it in your own time. This class enables participants from the previous week's Type DNA class to digitize and refine the shapes, proportions, and spacing of their font, and export it into InDesign so that it works as one sound professional typeface.

Thanks to brilliant and affordable font design software Glyphs, designers now have control not just over page layout, but also the ability to work efficiently and quickly with the shape of letterforms with a proficiency that was unimaginable 15 years ago. This one-day crash course in glyphs type design application will get you started on the way to a creating a typeface from scratch instead of simply modifying an existing font that is being used by your competitors. Big branding agencies will save the costly licensing fee incurred when a large number of employees set copy using a commercial typeface. Using a custom typeface means that they’ll get their own “voice” at the same price as actually purchasing a typeface.If you are a lettering designer, it's time to join the new breed of emerging designer who has decided not to stop at lettering but to continue the process and use the core DNA of your lettering piece to continue and create a whole working typeface. Glyphs is user-friendly, and not intimidating at all.

First, you will learn best practice for Drawing in Glyphs.

While drawing in glyphs has much in common with adobe illustrator, it is actually better because you have more control over the editing of your shape due to many extra features that Adobe lacks. You will go through a series of exercises that supply all the short cuts for editing your letter shapes, and smoothing and altering curves of letters. How to quickly align nodes, change nodes from corner to curve. You will learn how to smooth nodes and create super ellipses and convert a straight line to a curve. You will learn how to slice shapes and join them with other shapes. You will learn about contour direction and components.

Then we will teach you how to develop your full character set

The following topics will be covered:
How to set up your Glyph Document
How to work in text mode
Spacing - How to space as you draw
Spacing groups - straight, round and half straight letters.
How to adjust side bearings and Glyph width and link to other letters
Keyboard shortcuts for adjusting spacing
Spacing Chains
Which letters to draw first
How to export your font for use in Adobe Indesign
How to proof your font.
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OSNS Lettercraft Lab at Abbotsford Convent

Mercator Studio 1

1-16 St Heliers Street

Abbotsford VIC, Victoria 3067

Australia

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No Refunds

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