Type Effects

THIS CHAPTER IS DEVOTED TO CREATING PRACTICAL and skillful text effects. In addition to its industrial-strength tools for handling continuous text, InDesign has an impressive array of features for creating logo treatments and special effects. With its path editing and transparency tools, it's now possible to create type effects directly within InDesign that until recently would have required Photoshop or Illustrator. It remains true that Photoshop and Illustrator offer more in the type effects department, but recent versions of InDesign have incorporated some of the features of these venerable programs into its own toolset, so that if you don't have or don't know Photoshop or Illustrator you can still create great text effects from within InDesign.


Part I: Character Formats

Getting Started

Going with the Flow

Character Reference

Getting the Lead Out

Kern, Baby, Kern

Sweating the Small Stuff: Special Characters, White Space, and Glyphs

OpenType: The New Frontier in Font Technology

Part II: Paragraph Formats

Aligning Your Type

Paragraph Indents and Spacing

First Impressions: Creating Great Opening Paragraphs

Dont Fear the Hyphen

Mastering Tabs and Tables

Part III: Styles

Stylin with Paragraph and Character Styles

Mo Style

Part IV: Page Layout

Setting Up Your Document

Everything in Its Right Place: Using Grids

Text Wraps: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Type Effects



InDesign Type. Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2
InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2
ISBN: 0321385446
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 186
Authors: Nigel French

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