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Font & Text Tips Tricks

Lesson 41 from: Adobe XD: UX/UI Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

Font & Text Tips Tricks

Lesson 41 from: Adobe XD: UX/UI Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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Lesson Info

41. Font & Text Tips Tricks

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Lessons

Class Trailer

Getting Started

1

Getting Started with XD

02:21
2

What is UI vs UX

06:19
3

The UX Brief & Persona

11:22

Wireframing Low Fidelity, Type, Color & Icon

4

Wireframing (Low Fidelity)

01:58
5

How Wide for my Website

13:06
6

Existing UI Kits

07:49
7

Working with Type

09:09
8

Basic Colors & Buttons

14:14
9

Free UI Icons

11:45
10

Footers & Lorem Ipsum

05:27
11

New Pages & Artboards

04:20
12

Class Project 01 - Wireframe

11:11

Prototyping a Website

13

Prototyping & Interactivity

08:53
14

Create a Popup Modal

07:57
15

Prototype

02:54
16

Groups & Isolation Mode

02:30
17

How to Use Components (Previously Components)

17:19
18

Production Video - Left Nav

03:52
19

Repeat Grid

05:27
20

Updating Components & Repeat Grids

08:54
21

Prototype Tricks

06:03
22

Navigation Tricks & Tips

04:48
23

Class Project 03 - Components

04:07

Prototyping an App

24

Mocking Up an App

09:40
25

XD App on Your Phone

08:04
26

Fixing the Position

01:01
27

iPhone & Android Status Icons

03:10
28

Production Video - Login

06:45
29

Sharing Wireframes

13:32
30

Recording Your Interactions

03:13
31

Class Project - Wireframe Feedback

01:21
32

Mood Boards

07:43
33

Class Project - Mood Board

00:59
34

12 Column or Grids

04:57
35

Working with Colors

09:02
36

Tricks for Using Colors

06:34
37

Gradients

03:50
38

Class Project 06 - Colors

02:14

Text & Drawing

39

Use Web Safe Fonts

18:00
40

Character Styles

06:59
41

Font & Text Tips Tricks

05:43
42

Plugin Lorem Ipsum

05:39
43

Paste Properties

13:15
44

Class Project 07 - Text & Buttons

02:21
45

Draw Custom Icons

04:13
46

Strokes & Lines

14:28
47

Pen Tool

14:34
48

Drawing Practice

07:15
49

Production Video with Tips

12:27

Working with Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop

50

Illustrator in XD

09:34
51

Class Project 08 - Custom Icons

01:49
52

InDesign in XD

11:38
53

Pros & Cons for Images

03:58
54

CC Library Connection

11:01
55

Adobe Stock

05:20
56

Free Images

01:48
57

Masking

06:44
58

Photoshop in XD

08:41
59

Infographic

12:12
60

Class Project 09 - Hi-Def Mockup

05:38

APP Design

61

Mobile Phone Mockup

18:08
62

Class Project 10 - Mobile Website

01:24

Placeholder content & Plugins

63

Hidden Features for Repeat Grid

05:17
64

Plugin - Content Generator

04:29
65

Plugin - UI Faces

03:15
66

Plugin - PhotoSplash

04:31
67

Plugin - Copy Cat

03:19
68

Advanced Asset Panel

04:37
69

Advanced Symbols

07:52

Micro Interactions

70

What are Micro Interactions

07:21
71

Button Grow

06:13
72

Animated Image Gallery

06:39
73

Full Vector Change

08:19
74

Class Project 11 - Micro Interactions

05:12

Prototyping Advanced, Voice Interactions & User Testing

75

Time Delay Transitions

04:42
76

Popup Menu or Modal

12:16
77

Animated Mobile Side Nav

03:26
78

Drop Down Menus

03:24
79

Drag Transitions

07:19
80

Number Ticker Scroll

06:51
81

Alexa Voice Commands

09:37
82

What is User Testing

16:53
83

Unmoderated UX Test

12:07
84

Class Project 12 - User Testing

02:23

Pitching to clients & customers

85

Mocking up in Photoshop

09:21
86

ProtoPie

02:40
87

Add Animation Using After Effects

09:39
88

Export Images & Assets

12:56
89

Export Code Using Design Specs

10:49

What Next

90

Class Project 13 - Roar Cycles

10:29
91

Conclusion

05:32

Final Quiz

92

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Font & Text Tips Tricks

Alright, it is tips and tricks. Time for working with type and fonts. First up I want you to grab a copy of this heading one in white, we're going to stick it over our hair box and we're gonna do a couple of things, we're gonna make sure it's centered so when we type I'm cheating and I've copied and pasted it already. Okay, so type that in, you can type whatever you like, hub to host and manage your online courses in terms of font size member, we should be working at command one or control one, so we know it's kind of the right size if you're finding it's not fitting in, you can close that down by just clicking the the icon kind of twice pushes it in a couple of things. First one is easy one with it selected with my black arrow, there is a shadow, you can decide on the kind of shadow you want by changing it both down here. Okay, and the transparency of the shadow as well. So I'm going to go somewhere like this and I like to have a very little blur and very little kind of offset. Do you...

see that kind of drop shadow works for me so straight down and just a really tiny blur and you can just lower this depending on the background. Okay, I wanted to lift off so you know, weight against that light background is not great. Anyway, that's drop shadows. A couple little tips and tricks is let's say I want to make this bold. I just double clicked it with my black arrow and it's highlighted it. If you hit command be just goes bold. That's true. And lots of web processes works in Photoshop Microsoft word. Just command B If you're on a pc, it's control be a few of the other ones work as well. Command I or control I for italics. Try the U. It's up to you. I'm putting all this in just because I want to show you the tricks. Hmm Would I leave it in there? Normally? Probably not the underlying so command you or control you on a pc and want this to kind of be there. Oh, it's a hub. You mean hub? It's the most important thing for this particular product. Other things you can do over here is let's say that you're, you want it to be different font size. Okay, so I've just clicked in here, you can use your up and down arrows, you can see that instead of like typing them in every time you can just go up and down. If you hold shift and use your up and down arrows, can you see it jumps in chunks of 10? So that works for both fonts? I'm gonna put it back to 40. It also works for sizes as well. So if I draw my rectangle, grab this guy, I want to make him a bit bigger if I click in here and use my up arrow. Can you see this adds pixels and you can kind of see him over here getting wider. I'll move it closer so you can see So up and down and then shift so any of these measurements rotation you can kind of move it up one by just clicking your up and down. Arrow curses on your keyboard. Hold shift to multiply it by 10 whatever it's doing. Um I don't need to undo that like I'll leave it that way because I don't have to undo like a million times. Another little trick for font sizes instead of using that and going up and down. I guess I wanted to show you that because you can do it for lots of different any fields that requires. Can you see um you can just use it up and down for fonso specifically. There's a nice little trick where you hit command shift so hold control shift on a pc and if you look down your keyboard you've got your greater than and less than keys or often the doubled up with your period or full stop and your comic keys next to the M key. I think I've over explained that one but it allows you to go up and down with font sizes. I use this quite a bit through all the adobe products so you grab something you're not quite sure you're like that's a bit big command shift or control shift and use your comma to go down or period or full stop whatever you call it to go up. Okay. I find that's just a nice like visual way of doing it. A couple little things I want to show you before I go is over here. I didn't create like I need this generic body copy thing. So at the moment it's point text. I wanted to be area text and drag it out and I'm gonna fill it with placeholder stuff just because I don't want to reiterate once you paste too much in there and I click off, remember that little dot that indicates that there's more to go. I just want some just basic body copy so I can use throughout my goings on and I'm just going to double check it's got the right size. I've got the right spacing. If you want to use a space after you can put it in here. I'm unsurprisingly going to use eight and that's just the space between paragraphs, which happens. You see there's just a bigger gap between paragraphs versus between lines. Tell you that up. Great. Now we did it in the last video with the character styles. I just want to quickly show you another example, especially when we're dealing with those. Do we have still open? I don't, I'm going to open up the was from our desktop. It was where was it? There? It is there. Remember our wireframe, we just used aerial through it and you're like, man, I wish I could just use open sans, just something slightly better than Ariel. Really easy thing to do is grab it. And because we've used this consistently can open up my assets panel and say add the character styles, right, click it, edit it and say actually you, my friend now are Roboto, you can see, it's a little hard to see because it's not very big change. I'll change into something even better brush script. Here we go. Okay, so we've gone through and we've changed that font because it's consistent through it all. It's gone through and changed to brush script. My absolute font and all font land. Unfortunately, you got to go back to something like Ariel or Roboto. Open sands or source sands is another good one. I've started using one called Karma. I really like everyone from google fonts and that's it for my tips and tricks. Let's get into the next video

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Six Completed Files
Exercise Files

Ratings and Reviews

Haseebullah Johar
 

Thank you, Dan Scott, for providing such a beautiful Adobe XD course. I completed the course today and noticed a couple of things that are missing. I want to share them here so that you can upgrade the course, which would be helpful for us. Hover state and toggle state. Dragging pages from 1-2 to 2-3 and then back from 3-2 to 2-1 with dragging is not working. Another thing is that we learned scrolling the website from top to bottom, but scrolling or pushing things from right to left has been completely omitted. These are the things I have noticed, and I would like you to upgrade them so that we can improve our Adobe XD skills.

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