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Questions about the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible. Text is composed to create a readable, coherent, and visually satisfying whole.

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How do you create this typography in photoshop?

How do you create this typography in photoshop? https://padlet.com/giannanr63/cc-type-based-92jtdu7qkabipjxt/wish/2078458697
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Help identifying this Japanese font

Love this retro style font, does anyone know what it is? Or anything similar? Thanks so much
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Trying to find this typeface or one similar

Can you tell me what this typeface is? Thanks! You can see more of it here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/101146789/POVEMENT
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I'm looking for theoretical materials about the design and history of bilingual books

I plan to make a bilingual book (Polish/English, Polish/Russian) for my thesis, so I'm looking for theoretical materials (books, articles, textbooks), where it is written about the design and layout ...
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Pros and cons of threading text frames over columns in InDesign?

I've recently learnt about threading text as frames and started using it - but when would it be better than a text column or table? I understand you'd use columns for something like newspaper ...
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copy + paste glyphs from one font to another FontForge

how do i keep the glyph size when copy/pasting one glyph from a font to another? anytime i do it the font when pasted is tiny in bounding box
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Inner glow with gradient illustrator

I want to create following text effect glow in illustrator, not sure from where I get.
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Problems with uploading to font forge from illustrator

I’m relatively new in the font business so I guess please try to keep it fairly simple. I just finished designing my font in illustrator and whenever I go to export it as SVG and then upload it into ...
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How do people perceive text with i and j without dots?

I dislike dots above i and j, so I consider typesetting texts without the dots. Probably, it would be done with a glyph substitution described here. What impression would that make on people reading ...
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Is there a general term for typefaces which emulate degraded, imperfect, or worn letterpress type?

An example of a font like this: Note the non-contiguous "w" and irregularity in the outline of all the letters (particularly noticeable in the "o" and "p"). I assume the ...
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Why do some fonts alternate the vertical placement of numerical glyphs in relation to baseline?

I recently discovered a curious feature in a font called Raleway. Some of the glyphs for decimal digits ( 0 - 9 ) are placed above or below the baseline. Numbers displayed using the font seem to be ...
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Robert Bringhurst's typographic scale

A screenshot from https://spencermortensen.com/articles/typographic-scale: But in the book itself 30-point is missing: Why is that? Important note: I have only the 2004 (v3.0) edition of the book. ...
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Non-Conventional MSWord Formatting Using Baselines

It was a tie between SuperUser SE or this one - I feel like I would get better results here. My question is regarding the use of baselines, but keep in mind that I have a copy of MSOffice 2016 Home &...
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How do I make the letters seem as a part of the entire type set?

Tldr; Help me identify elements/qualities in "I" that makes it seem belonged to this set Greetings I am a design enthusiast, and to understand typefaces, I started 36 days of type. ...
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Typography, editorial design, editorial practice, copy editing

I tried to figure these things myself, but with no luck yet. Maybe because I'm a foreigner and a complexity of terminology mixes with a complexity of English. And so the question. It consists of four ...
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Printing off-white CMYK body copy on black?

I'm working on a report in InDesign that's going to be printed. The brand's guidelines has an off-white (0,0,0,4) as one of their main colours and a greyish black as another one of their colours (0,0,...
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Why do some fonts have em dash not equal to 1 em and an en dash not equal to 1 en

As their names imply, an em dash should be 1 em wide and an en dash should be 1 en wide (1/2 em). But a lot of typefaces have the em dash not exactly 1 em wide and the en dash not exactly 1/2 wide. ...
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Are the following named quads (or "Geviert" in German) properly set to their unicode representations?

em space, Geviert: u+2003 en space, Halbgeviert: u+2002 ⅓ em space, Drittelgeviert: u+2004 1/4 em space, Viertelgeviert: u+2005 1/5 em space, Fünftelgeviert: u+2009 1/6 em space, Sechstelgeviert: u+...
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Typeface with curved vertical strokes?

Does anyone know of a typeface where the Capital "B" has a concave curve to the stem? (Where the vertical line dips curves inward to the right.)
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What font is used on this keyboard? [closed]

I need to identify the font that is printed on this keyboard. It's an Acer Chromebook 11 C723 & 733
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Why does an Arabic font have multiple glyphs of the same shape but slightly different heights?

Here is a Kufi-like Arabic script font, and here are most of the main glyphs: Notice how some of them are extremely similar, only differing by height. Also you'll note that some are similar but ...
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Are tittles ("i" and "j") ascenders?

All typography sites seem to be in agreement about most typefaces: The lower-case letters b, d, f, h, k, l, and t usually have ascenders. The lower-case letters i and j usually have a dot on top, ...
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Previous Page Number Script Indesign

Searched the whole www to find a script that could put an end to the issues connected to adobe's terrible naming of "previous page number" marker. For a book I'm designing, I'd really love ...
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Need feedback and guidance on logo design for an animation studio

I'm a junior graphic designer, in the middle of my last year as a student. I came here for some feedback and constructive criticism, because honesty I'm lost. To give you a little background, I took ...
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How to quickly generate rectangles in place of text

It's pretty common nowadays—especially for UI mockups—to replace insignificant text with subdued rectangles. See example below. Does anyone have a really simple way of creating those—especially in a ...
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80s typography book with red apple on the cover

I am looking for a book from the eighties (or potentially older), a sort of font catalog. It was white, large format (approximately A4), and had a picture of a red apple on the cover.
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Keeping text vertical alignement between two columns

I have a main text spread across two columns. In this text I have a quotation block, with a different paragraph style (lower font size, indentation). This quotation block starts at the bottom of the ...
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ELLE Logo Designer

Does anyone know who designed the ELLE magazine logo? I have tried researching the original designer but can’t find the designer / artist who created the logo.
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What is the name for this kind of vertical separator?

What is the name of this kind of vertical separator between sections? I've seen it somewhere but can't remember where or what it's called. It's likely a specific type of printer's ornament, however I ...
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Leading space/padding in sans-serif fonts

Notice the small space before the letter L in the first two lines in the following image. It's more notable the larger the font size, but it's there in the second line too. The fonts in this example ...
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Trying to figure what typeface / font this is

Here is a character table I hand-assembled from a book that was published in 1954. I'm trying to figure what font this was typeset in. The scan I have is of very low quality but it is good enough to ...
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Which font is used in this 'Google Fonts' image?

The typeface is the following: Which is being used in an image within an article in Google Fonts: Emotive considerations for choosing typefaces It's from the first image that appears in the article: ...
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Creating an image using typography

I have an assignment where I need to create an image only using typography yet and I think it is similar to Ascii Art, am I correct? Or what is this type of design called? Thank you
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how to calculate font ascenders and descenders in Adobe Photoshop?

I am trying to position text at the top-left corner of a canvas in Adobe Photoshop by setting its x and y coordinates to 0. However, due to the font's ascenders, the text is not aligned to the top-...
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Advantages of non-white background in typography

Financial Times website has a non-white background, namely, 255,240,229 in sRGB. However, the text is not black: 50,48,46 (the title is black). Are there any advantages of such color scheme for web ...
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Opentype features in Microsoft Word

I'm keen to use an Opentype font in Word that has a "swash" feature. However, the swash feature isn't under a numbered stylistic set (see below). Can someone help me select it in Word? All I ...
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Should Arabic fonts be upscaled to account for diacratics

Arabic fonts tend to appear smaller than Latin fonts because of the vertical space taken up by diacratics. This is especially noticeable when typesetting the Quran, which has much more of these than ...
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What elements of this design make it look better than mine?

I made this design for practice, a simple popup warning someone of something: Immediately, I could tell there was something wrong with it, but I couldn't quite place my finger on what. I shared this ...
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How can I make this typo effect

want to make a work with distortion in photoshop or illustrator.
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What is this design called? (Cramming words into an area with some words bigger than others)

What is this design called? (Cramming words into an area with some words bigger than others) Are there tools to create this on the fly eg. Wordpress plugin. Picture is just an example I found on ...
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Superscript text in GIMP

How can I add superscript text to text in GIMP? I am looking for other solutions than adding another textbox with just smaller font size...
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What percentage of page does/should a text occupy “inkwise”

I am interested what is the total area of a book page that is occupied by text. Basically, how much ink do I need to spend to print a page with text. I have experimented with different fonts like ...
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Creative solution for Headings that sometimes have numbers and sometimes don't

While setting headings for a book I ran into a typesetting issue where I would love to get some hints and different point of views from the creative folks out there. I am setting a "book" ...
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How would I make this "ascending" text in photoshop?

The big letters "Allison and Judah" are angled and seemingly ascending. Is this just a simple distort? Does this style have a name? I can't seem to find exactly how to replicate this myself ...
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Convert characters with combining diacritics to pre-composed characters

I had a large amount of Greek with an audio file of people reading it. I broke both up into phrases to save as pronunciation guides. Unfortunately, the text used combining diacritics, and the audio ...
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InDesign How does optical margin alignment really work?

One thing I don't understand (which would definitely help me to use this function better) is how exactly optical margin alignment really works and what exactly is measured in pt, or when to set what. ...
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What makes this typography good looking?

I'm making this poster: SVG file Even though I find it's quite a good design, my lack of formal education in graphic design makes me unable to explain why it is a good one. Especially on the text. ...
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How to handle spaces when increasing letterspacing between capital letters?

I asked a similar question on the LaTeX stack exchange and they suggested that I come here. Many typographers such as Matthew Butterick and R. Schlicht recommend using increased letterspacing between ...
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What small caps and text figures go well with Times New Roman?

I'm reading Robert Bringhurst's excellent book The Elements of Typographic Style. He says that when Times New Roman is all you've got you should make the most of its limited virtues but that adding ...
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Type on a Path Not Working

I'm trying to use the type on a path tool, and I've never had this problem before. I'm using the rainbow option as usual, but it is typing within the path not on top of it, and sideways. The other ...
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