Typography Design – All fundamental things you need to know

Creative Type - Illustrative typography

Typography design can be found in a variety of places. Do you ever pay attention to the line spacing on the ingredient list on the back of a bag of crackers? Or the weights of the letters (a.k.a. how thick or thin they are) on street name signs, or even the shape of the numerals on a price tag? These aren’t necessarily your go-to sources of inspiration, but they’re a part of life.

Everywhere we look, we’re continuously surrounded by letters. All of these resources provide us with unique viewpoints and ideas, as well as examples of how typography may be employed in a variety of ways.

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A Brief History about Typography

In a nutshell, typographic design is the art of composing a message in a readable and appealing manner. It’s an important part of the design process. Typography does not require the designer to create their own letterforms, but rather to work with existing typefaces. This method necessitates the designer making a series of decisions, such as picking the appropriate typeface, point size, changing kerning and line spacing, and creating a logical layout.
Laptops, desktops, and even phones may be used to accomplish this fast and easily. Thanks to technological advancements, new generations of designers are challenging typography and its norms every day, imagining letters in ways we couldn’t have imagined just a few years ago.

Let’s learn some fundamental of typography technique

  1. Open photoshop and create a project with the above setting
  1. Select Type Tool
  2. Select Horizontal or Vertical to type on your project
  1. Click anywhere in your artboard and start typing anything.

Let’s take a look at the setting.

  1. Typeface setting. E.g: – Roboto
  2. Font setting. E.g: – Roboto Thin or Roboto Bold
  3. Font size
  4. Text allignment
  5. Font color

So, whenever you are designing a typography design, these settings will be played around. You might change the typeface first, and then change the font. Next you might want to change the font size. At the end you might want to change the font color.

Basically, it is all depending on your level of creativity.

Sample of typography design.

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