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InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesignby Nigel French
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It's no mystery why InDesign has become the premier page layout program: It offers great tools, including friendly yet-sophisticated typographic controls. Here to show users how to take advantage of them is the long-awaited update to the book devoted solely to that topic. Everyone, from graphics pros migrating from QuarkXPress, to hobbyists producing fancy invites and book-length projects, will appreciate this guide's finely tuned focus on everything typographic. To take full advantage of InDesign's typographic tools, readers must understand the principles guiding their use. Author Nigel French recognizes this and addresses both the whys and the hows of good typography.
Using practical examples, loads of tips, and sidebars to provide additional detail, Nigel provides a comprehensive overview of all of InDesign's type features, including new features in InDesign CS5: the ability to have text span columns, custom borders on frames, live captions, Bridge integration, and the ability to track text changes. Starting with character formats and then moving through paragraph formats, styles and effects, and layouts, this book teaches all the skills users need to produce beautiful type.
Adobe In Design is the world's premier page-layout tool, and its user-friendly yet sophisticated typographic controls are a big reason why. This updated edition of Nigel French's InDesign Type---the first book to focus exclusively on the typographic features of InDesign---provides a comprehensive overview of the application's vast array of type capabilities, from the basics of character-level formatting to strategies for designing complex layouts using grids. With practical examples, loads of tips, and a wealth of illustrations, InDesign Type offers guiding principles for how to get the best-looking type in the most efficient way possible. InDesign Type is a rich resource for anyone who wants to master the fine points of typography and works with Adobe InDesign.
"InDesign Type is a must have resource for anyone working with type. Nigel's friendly tone and style will teach you the nuance, details, and craft of professional typography while simultaneously showing you how to leverage all the typography" features of InDesign."---Michael Ninness Former Adobe InDesign Senior Product Manager VP of Content, Lynda.com
About the Author
Nigel French is a graphic designer, photographer, and software trainer living in Brighton, England. His website is www.nigelfrench.com
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