Friday, May 9, 2014

Website of the Week: Adobe Typekit Offers Lessons in Typography

Adobe has become the biggest name in digital art and design, and continues to attract followers with their new Typekit lessons at Typekit Practice. Each lesson teaches tips and techniques related to typography, and can be found at the Typekit Practice website.  A recent lesson gave tips in how designers employ shading to make lettering pop out from the background, and the variations that make a shading more than a mere "drop shadow". Other resources are available at Typekit Practice that will help you learn, not just the basics, but tricks the experts use, to make the type on your page special.

Hunter Communications Original News Source:
Creative Review

Link to article:
Typography is a Practice

Excerpt: "Adobe's Typekit has just launched a new site dedicated to honing typographic skills, via a series of lessons and resources, under the name Typekit Practice...

'Typekit Practice is a collection of resources and a place to try things, hone your skills, and stay sharp,' runs the site's introduction. 'Everyone can practice typography.'

On offer are featured lessons, including one on using shades for "eye-catching emphasis", a list of useful online references (blogs, articles, talks etc), and a reading list of books on typography. Of course, there are also links to Typekit's own fonts and its accompanying blog.

The Practice site is designed and maintainted by Elliot Jay Stocks, Tim Brown, Bram Stein and the Typekit team."

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