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Advanced Typography: Fine Tuning and Finessing

with Ilene Strizver

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About The Class

advanced typographic training.

Master the typographic skills that are rarely taught or fully understood by design professionals from acclaimed author, educator, and type expert, Ilene Strizver.

In Advanced Typography: Fine Tuning & Finessing you will learn advanced typographic skills and aesthetics every serious designer needs to know. Ilene will share practical tips you can use to visibly improve the readability and effectiveness of your type, including:

  • How to fine-tune your type
  • Tracking and word spacing tips and tricks
  • Custom kerning
  • Working with figures and fractions
  • Text kerning

Professional typography sets your designs apart, while attracting and holding your audience’s attention. Learn how to set type without fear – develop your skills and build your confidence in with insights from Ilene in Advanced Typography: Fine Tuning & Finessing.

Check out Ilene's related course, Typography Fundamentals

Topics Covered

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Formatting Your Type

  2. 02

    Format: Hyphens, Alignment, & Separators

  3. 03

    Initial Letter Alignment & Figures

  4. 04

    Finessing Your Type - Part 1

  5. 05

    Finessing Your Type - Part 2

  6. 06

    Spacing Considerations

  7. 07

    Advanced Spacing

  8. 08

    What's a Good Typeface?

  9. 09

    Custom Kerning

  10. 10

    Spoting Kerning Examples

  11. 11

    Can You Spot the Type Crime?

  12. 12

    Custom Letterforms with Gerard Huerta


Meet Your Expert

Ilene Strizver

Ilene Strizver, founder of The Type Studio is a noted typographic educator, consultant, designer and writer. She specializes in all aspect of visual communication, from the aesthetic to the technical. Ilene has written and lectured extensively on type and typographic ... read more

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Bonus Material

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Get access to exclusive bonus content when you purchase this class.

  • pdf Creating Type Solutions.mp4
  • pdf Ilene Strizver - Typographic Checklist.pdf
  • pdf Ilene Strizver - Type Rules - Chapter 2 and Glossary.pdf
  • pdf Ilene Strizver - Chester - What Makes a Good TypeFace.pdf
  • pdf Ilene Strizver - Oldrichium - What Makes a Good TypeFace.pdf.pdf
  • pdf Ilene Strizver - Typequiz.pdf
  • pdf Ilene Strizver - Typography - Fine Tuning and Finessing Syllabus.pdf

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Creativelive Student

    October 2014

    Ilene's courses on Typography are jam-packed with excellent information that will elevate the quality of your work in print. She knows what';s current, but also what's important in long-time standards, and why. Just an incredible amount of information! you will enjoy watching, but you will want to purchase because of the sheer amount of useful content.

  • Elizabeth


    February 2017

    I bought this and the intro class and love them both! I had no idea fonts, typefaces and typesetting could be so interesting and detailed. Ilene is a clear and informative teacher. I love that she teaches why things are done, not simply "do this". I learn faster and remember better with her style of instruction.

  • Sara Tieszen Paschal

    December 2019

    I learned so much I am thankful for Ilene's list. Love her loved this typography class. The last hour of content with Gerard Huerta really took away my desire to watch the content and in the end took away from the Typography class. I would remove it. (insert mouth noise here!)

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