In this unit we will explore typography, the appearance and lay out of text and how it can be used in Adobe Illustrator. Step-by-step instructions are suitable for Illustrator CS4, CS5, CS6 and CC, and on a PC or Mac.
To do this we will investigate:
• typography terminology
• categories of typefaces – serif, san serif, decorative, other
• type style and type size
• alignment and direction
• type tools in Illustrator
• choice of typeface
• the use of white space
• leading, tracking and kerning
• typographic hierarchy.