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In Illustrator, you can use a Mesh Envelope distort to non-destructively warp text like this: Select your text object, then use Object > Envelope Distort > Make With Mesh... and add however many rows and columns you need to get the desired effect. I used 16 rows and 1 column in my example.


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No, usually not. This is a legacy of hardbound binding; these extra pages were glued to the cover and the inner pages, and do not count as "inner" pages. For a paperback, you don't need to explicitly add them. The page with the half-title is sort of a connector between the cover itself and the inner pages. Its use is (historically) to protect the real title ...


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IMO, that looks like displacement mapping over a photo of stairs -or fabric over stairs?


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"Weight" is highly subjective. The designer typically designs a 'regular weight', which would be '500' in the TTF units. After that, a lighter design gets a lower number and a darker design the higher number. The full range of 100..900 is to cater for everything from Ultra Light to Extra Black. Thus, the value only 'means' something in relation to lighter ...


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That is just a straightforward use of the Letraset Shatter font (or a clone of it). Shatter is based on Helvetica (obliqued, rotated left, then sliced and displaced if you want to create the effect manually - something that's immeasurably easier with a computer than it was with rub-down lettering and an X-Acto knife); there are similar fonts available (at ...


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Kerning is the defined space between two characters. All pairs of characters have kerning (either default kerning, defined kerning for the pair in the font, or kerning calculated by the DTP software). Tracking would add (or remove) from the space that's already defined from kerning.


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There is a simple rule: Each sentence starts with a capital letter. So you should start each sentence with a capital letter. You can rephrase the sentence, if you do not want to capitalise the small-caps-word. (BTW: I think that would be the best, so your (1)). Or You use your (3) with a capitalised first letter.


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Set type. Draw a box behind it Select box and type Use the Shear Tool - click once on one side of the box to set the origin, then click-drag at the other side of the box, hold the Shift down and drag up or down. There are a few other methods you could use, from the Free Transform Tool to Type on a Path to Envelopes and transform effects, but this is ...


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By baseline, I'm assuming you mean leading or the baseline grid? ...Because the baseline on its own is just where the type sits, there's no measure that I can think of for a single baseline. If you take into account the gestalt principles of proximity, you would want the gutter to be larger than the leading so that people's eye flow to the next line in the ...


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The easiest way to slice the text up which I think is what you are having trouble with is fairly simple: Create your text. Expand your text (Appearance and Expand fill) Select all letters and create compound path, and then make a copy. Create multiple rectangles that cover the width of the text, sitting side by side (do not group). Lay them over the text. ...


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From my experience you can't make them part of the same thing. Put the headline where it should go according to the design of the page, put the copy where it should start according to design and space constraints, and establish the grid from there. A grid is meant to be a guide, not a jail. There will always be items you have to judge by eye because the ...


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Quark Convert? ;-) In InDesign these are called "Paragraph Styles". This functionality is not built into InDesign, but it can be done using scripting. In fact, it has been done; see, for example, http://indesignsecrets.com/print-out-style-sheet-specs.php. The download link gives you a .zip file. Extract it, which will give you a folder called 'TSRC2' (when ...


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The problem with basing it off of font sizes is that it's a mostly arbitrary unit on a web page. By that I mean you may choose a 20pt typeface. But what does that mean? If it's the typeface you spec'ed, then you have some assumption as to how large the characters are, but if the user changes that on you, or they use a different font, or what have you, ...


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I'm surprised no one has mentioned hamburgefons, a word which was used in type samples of the 70s and 80s by some of the big foundries. It was what I was taught to use in my two type design courses. The fact that it looks like a legible word even if it's not gives you a good feel of your font to be and letter space. It also contains most of the basic ...


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Using a black n white displacement map might get you the distortion effect you want. The principal is explained here: http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/dispmap/dispmap.htm



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