Using Type Tools
Sometimes a simple idea can make a big difference in your work. One recent improvement to major design applications is the addition of glyph palettes. This handy feature will help you find and use the exact character you’re looking for – even if your font has thousands to choose from!
Fonts on the Web: Web-safe Fonts
Fonts on the Web: Web-safe fonts.
Smooth Your Fonts
Using the “smoothing” (anti-aliasing) feature on your computer is one of the easiest ways to make text look better on your machine. It’s easier than you might think.
FontExplorer X Pro and Server
Whether you work independently or on a large team of designers, see how the FontExplorer X solutions can help you quickly organize, manage and get the most from your fonts
ESQ Fonts - The Best Solution for the Screen
ESQ Fonts - The best solution for the screen.
ESQ fonts are TrueType fonts that have been engineered to look and perform exceptionally well on screen.
A Brief History of Digital Type
With the advent of desktop publishing, type design and manufacturing entered a new era. The “analog” letterforms of metal and photo type were converted to a variety of digital formats.
Converting Text to Outline
Powerful design software makes many choices available to graphic designers, but just because you can do something doesn’t always mean you should. For example, sometimes it’s a good idea to convert your text layouts to outline, but sometimes it isn’t.
Change those defaults!
“Default lies not in our stars, but in our design applications” – okay, that’s not exactly what Shakespeare wrote. But knowing what your application’s defaults are – and how to change them – can save time and improve the quality of your work.
Chances are, the software you use every day offers some truly useful features that you seldom take advantage of. Typical of these underrated functions is baseline shift. True to its name, this feature shifts a character (or group of characters) up or down relative to the baseline, in tiny increments.