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Fontographer: Practical Font Design for Graphic Designers PDF By David Bergsland
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Why do you want to use Fontographer? For the fun of it! When I received the opportunity to go back to my roots, and see what the new Fontographer was like, I was a little concerned. I had just spent... More > nine years painfully teaching myself to letterspace by hand, to write OpenType features, and to become accustomed to the tool set of FontLab. Don’t get me wrong, FontLab is a great program. There are still a few features of FontLab that, as a professional font designer, I cannot do without. But I was taken by surprise. Fontographer brought the fun back! It is still the same marvelous program with which I first learned to design fonts. The drawing interface is still clean, clear, and elegant. I still works the way I have learned to work over the past two decades of digital graphic design. I found pure joy in drawing again. Fontographer is a wonderful drawing experience. It has been a real joy to experience that fun again. After nearly a decade in FontLab, font design is fun again.< Less
Practical Font Design: Third Edition By David Bergsland
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Practical Font Design has found a niche within that group of graphic designers and Web designers who want to design their own fonts. The comment from Readable Web is what I’ve hoped to... More > hear: “If you’re looking for a brief, straightforward introduction to fonts, I recommend David Bergsland’s Practical Font Design. Unlike a lot of books that make you feel like you’re seated in the back row of a crowded lecture hall, this one feels like a private tutorial…a good book, and I wish there were more like it…” Richard Fink I have learned a lot about font design after going full-time in 2009. Part of these materials appeared in Part Two, where I went through the development of font families. But much has simply happened as I took the new techniques developed for the books and used them. It is obvious that I need to combine the two parts into a whole. This calls for a radical rearrangement of the content to make it flow better. Plus I added new materials to flesh out the content.< Less
Practical Font Design: Third Edition By David Bergsland
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Practical Font Design has built a niche for itself among graphic and Web designers who want to build their own fonts: especially with the first book. I learned a lot since I wrote that first book.... More > This radically revised, updated, and expanded third edition combines the first two books. They are rearranged so they make a lot more sense and some brand new material is added. This is a quick introduction showing a workflow to build new fonts using FontLab 5. Fourteen fonts are developed in this book including an 8-font text family and a companion 4-font sans serif for headers. The techniques are simple and easy to understand. The results are completely under your control.< Less
Practical Font Design: Third Edition By David Bergsland
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Practical Font Design has built a niche for itself among graphic and Web designers who want to build their own fonts: especially with the first book. I learned a lot since I wrote that first book.... More > This radically revised, updated, and expanded third edition combines the first two books. They are rearranged so they make a lot more sense and some brand new material is added. This is a quick introduction showing a workflow to build new fonts using FontLab 5. Fourteen fonts are developed in this book including an 8-font text family and a companion 4-font sans serif for headers. The techniques are simple and easy to understand. The results are completely under your control.< Less
Basic Book Typography By David Bergsland
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Make your book professional For self-publishers the conversion from Word to InDesign is a huge leap. The goal is a professional look to their book designs, but immediately the problems of typography... More > raise their head. In Word that is not so much of an issue because the typography controls in Word are well hidden and quite limited. But now you can do all the things necessary to communicate clearly, effectively, and beautifully with type. It is crucial to know the options How should I set up my type? What fonts will work for me? How many fonts do I need? How do I style my paragraphs? How do I set up my columns, margins, & sidebars? These and many more questions need to be answered before you can layout and format your new book. This book answered most of them. It provides an overview to the whole area of typography so you can confidently proceed with the production of your book. David has been a production graphic artist, typographer, art director, and teacher of these things for over 40 years.< Less
Practical Font Design: Fontlab 5 By David Bergsland
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A rewritten, expanded edition updated to FontLab 5 giving a practical walk through the process of designing a font. This is not about artistic considerations, but the practicalities of putting a font... More > together.< Less
Practical Font Design: Fontlab 5 By David Bergsland
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A rewritten, expanded edition updated to FontLab 5 giving a practical walk through the process of designing a font. This is not about artistic considerations, but the practicalities of putting a font... More > together.< Less
Fontographer: Practical Font Design for Graphic Designers By David Bergsland
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Why do you want to use Fontographer? For the fun of it! When I received the opportunity to go back to my roots, and see what the new Fontographer was like, I was a little concerned. I had just spent... More > nine years painfully teaching myself to letterspace by hand, to write OpenType features, and to become accustomed to the tool set of FontLab. Don’t get me wrong, FontLab is a great program. There are still a few features of FontLab that, as a professional font designer, I cannot do without. But I was taken by surprise. Fontographer brought the fun back! It is still the same marvelous program with which I first learned to design fonts. The drawing interface is still clean, clear, and elegant. I still works the way I have learned to work over the past two decades of digital graphic design. I found pure joy in drawing again. Fontographer is a wonderful drawing experience. It has been a real joy to experience that fun again. After nearly a decade in FontLab, font design is fun again.< Less
Writing In InDesign: Revised Edition 2.5 By David Bergsland
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You can publish directly from your writing! Print, PDF, ePUB, & Kindle InDesign is the best tool available for authors desiring to control the look and function of their book as you write: print... More > or ebook. There is no better way to help the reader understand what you have to share. From your basic InDesign document(s) you can easily export the best PDFs for print, colored PDFs for reading online or on your iPad, ePUBs for iBooks, Kobo, and Nook, and a Kindle KF8 version for Fire and the older versions. No other application has nearly the control over typography. This book gives you a solid background in typography, page layout, and book design and the latest instruction on the creation of on-demand books (print, ePUB, and Kindle) used by the new generation of self-publishers in the 21st century. Experience the joy and satisfaction of controlling the look and presentation as create your world in words. Your book becomes a much more meaningful creative experience. It’s a wonderful way to write!< Less
Practical Font Design By David Bergsland
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Why a 3rd edition? The comment from Readable Web is what I’ve hoped to hear: “If you’re looking for a brief, straightforward introduction to fonts, I recommend David... More > Bergsland’s Practical Font Design. Unlike a lot of books that make you feel like you’re seated in the back row of a crowded lecture hall, this one feels like a private tutorial." Richard Fink One of the things that quickly became obvious was that I needed to combine the two parts into a whole. This calls for a radical rearrangement of the content to make it flow better. Many of the things I learned during the writing of Part Two require radical changes to the workflow described in Part One.< Less