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Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

Lesson 38 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

Lesson 38 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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38. Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

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1

InDesign Tutorial Basics Class Introduction

01:50
2

Exercise files & Projects

02:39
3

What Does Adobe InDesign do?

01:34
4

What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark?

05:10

PROJECT 1: One page flyer

5

How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign?

01:39
6

New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

08:08
7

How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign

08:39
8

How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

03:14
9

How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

03:33
10

Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign

07:53
11

How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign

05:46
12

How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign

05:12
13

How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign

05:20
14

How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

05:16
15

How to make a simple PDF from InDesign

06:43
16

How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG

02:27
17

Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign?

05:08
18

How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document

04:26
19

Class Exercise 1

03:24
20

Quiz - One Page Flyer

PROJECT 2: Other people's files

21

Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

04:59
22

Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images

03:12
23

How to find missing fonts in InDesign?

04:27
24

How to replace images in InDesign?

01:30
25

Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign

02:29
26

Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me 'save as'

01:06
27

What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF?

02:37
28

Quiz - Other people's files

PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure

29

Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads in InDesign

06:58
30

How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

05:33
31

How do to add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file

04:11
32

Removing a master page & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign

02:30
33

Production Video 1

02:53
34

What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

06:52
35

How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

04:20
36

What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign?

08:37
37

How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign

05:08
38

Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

03:35
39

How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

03:04
40

Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting

02:58
41

Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign

01:46
42

How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign?

03:59
43

What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

05:22
44

How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign?

01:53
45

How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign?

06:06
46

How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign?

04:28
47

How to use Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop.

02:37
48

Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign?

03:09
49

InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread

04:22
50

Quiz - Company Newsletter/Brochure

PROJECT 4: Long Business Document

51

How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once

08:11
52

How do I import paragraph styles from another document

12:45
53

How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign

02:03
54

How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign

07:20
55

Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign

05:27
56

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

04:24
57

How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign?

02:52
58

How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap

02:16
59

How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

02:32
60

How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap

03:57
61

Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied?

03:25
62

How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

06:40
63

How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping

02:47
64

What is Adobe Stock

04:17
65

Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business

04:23
66

How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign?

00:51
67

How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign?

07:10
68

How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel into Adobe InDesign

04:26
69

How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign using anchored objects?

03:22
70

How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign?

04:16
71

How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

04:46
72

How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

04:30
73

Can I change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file?

03:26
74

Quiz - Long Business Document

PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge

75

How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign?

09:04
76

CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card

01:16
77

Quiz - Conference Name Badge

What next

78

How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign

04:07
79

InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts

12:45
80

BONUS: Software Updates

40:41
81

What to do after this InDesign tutorial class?

01:07
82

Quiz - What Next

Final Quiz

83

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

Okay. Have you ever seen some fonts? And you're like, how did they make it look so pretty. You can see that's the one we've worked in in the last example and these little extra fonts are called ligatures and they're part of the font but hidden away, you can see this one here. Like this. Why? That's the default. Why? But look at all the varieties of wise. You get to pick from saying for this ampersand here, all sorts of different versions to help you pick the one that's perfect for your situation. So let's go and do that and look at something called ligatures. Okay, so ligatures, although they're kind of different from glyphs, they're actually found in the exact same place. So let's zoom in on healing herbs. Okay. And what we want to do is is we want to see if there's any kind of like more special h is say this age is nice but we want to kind of fancy it up a little bit. So with it selected go to type and go to glyphs. What will happen is if you've got a letter selected, you can see in ...

here it's giving you kind of like other options for that age. I'm going to make them a lot bigger so we can see. Okay, and this one here, you can see there's kind of like three versions of it. Ok, so there's this version then I click on this version and you've got a double click on it. You see it replaced it with a sushi fancy version. Do I like it more? What's the difference between these two? I can't see the difference holding this one, there's only actually two options. Okay, so fancy that this one. Maybe this? S is there anything for the s you highlight them and hope for the best. This one here has a slightly different version. This one here, you can see a spiky version. Okay, now there'll be some letters that are just more prone to having sushi extra bits. You can start to see down here. Let's have a look. And I'm going to make a new text box. Okay, just for an example. So I'm going to type in Y and a lowercase Y and you'll see if I highlight why. Okay, it has this version. I'm just double clicking it just to kind of see but you can see why in this case there has so many versions because it's a it ends lots of words. Okay. And just it's got a nice shape to do these types of flourishes and they called ligatures. Just somebody designs the font and then goes through and goes, what about if it was like this and like this and it allows you to do some extra bits and pieces. I find it's quite useful. I don't know why, but Anderson is one of those letters that you end up using quite a lot. So ampersand is that okay? The end but you'll notice in here, there's some really cool Ambersons. Okay, there's that one. There's that one. Double click it, there's that one that will click it, that one. They're the same font but a very different look and feels for them. So if you're doing like an invite and I feel like I've done about a zillion wedding invites in my design career and it's always like dan and Katie's invites you to the wedding and it's always the embassy and you spend the most time on because it's only a big kind of ingredient for the design. If you look in here though, and let's say we pick a font that isn't as exciting. So I'm gonna copy and paste this one, I'm going to go this and I'm going to pick, say, your company uses times new roman, so I'm going to pick times regular and healing herbs. I'm going to highlight the H and boo. There's no ligatures. Okay, so you might just find that, especially if it's a free font, there's going to be no ligatures and if it's just a real plain font, they haven't gone through and done a swoosh. She looking h alright, my friends, that is looking at ligatures, I'm going to go through and tidy this up and you can skip on to the next one. So we need you, we need you. I don't really like the little Whitley bit there, do I like it? I'm not sure, but let's go on to the next video anyway, I'll see you over there

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