The Photo Book Wizard: Advanced Text

Robin Nichols, The Photo Book Wizard

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7 Videos (28m)
    • An Introduction to Advanced Text

      2:12
    • Undertanding Font Styles

      4:55
    • Font Legibitity Problems

      3:55
    • Finding, Loading and Using Custom Fonts

      4:37
    • About Fonts: Serif and Sans Serif

      3:07
    • Locating the Font Folder

      2:57
    • Placing a Photo into Text

      5:54

About This Class

Fonts can be boring. But they can also be totally creative and make or break the design of your book - it's up to you as the book designer to choose something that both looks good, but remains legible. Too many times I have seen 'cool' fonts being used that I can't read (Or maybe that's my eyesight?).

Anyway, eyesight aside, I suggest you source at least one custom font for your front cover to give it a special 'flavour'. If you like what you see, consider adding special fonts to the body copy, captions or chapter headers to add real character to the publication - and to make it totally different to everything else on the market.

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Robin Nichols

The Photo Book Wizard

Hello, My name is Robin.

I have been shooting photos for 40 years, commercially, for stock, for weddings, for audio visual designers and for editorial. I have also been a magazine editor and publisher for 15 years. During that time I authored several books on imaging technology and post production, so I think I'm in a good position to teach others how to get great looking images - and put them to good use, either by printing, or through the production of fabulously-designed photo books...

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