Domestika Basics 9 courses

Introduction to Glyphs

By Wete , Graphic Designer and Typographer

Graphic Designer and Typographer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2010

Learn how to use all the tools offered by the software to design and create your own fonts from scratch

  • Domestika Basics 9 courses Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (71)
  • 3747 students

Learn how to use all the tools offered by the software to design and create your own fonts from scratch

By Wete

Domestika Basics · 9 courses included

If you want to add character and personality to your projects with your own fonts, Glyphs is ideal for making the design and typographic creation process agile and simple. In this Domestika Basics made up of nine courses, learn from Wete, graphic designer and typographer, about how to create letters, symbols, punctuation marks, and special characters. In short, this is an opportunity to expand your knowledge on typography and go one step further than his previous course, Creating Your Own Typography.

Start by getting to know your teacher and the advantages that Glyphs offers when it comes to designing. See how to download the software and install it on your computer step by step, as well as the free plugins that can help streamline your processes.

Next, discover the two ways you can start working with Glyphs and navigate its interface by exploring its different elements: the two main windows, the menus, and the additional windows.

Then, learn all about font information, an essential part of creating a font. See how to create the master files and define them correctly, how to generate instances, and other settings that can be very useful.

Wete introduces you to the drawing tools, bézier curves, point types, and directions. Then, see the advantages of working in layers. In the case you already have designs made with Adobe Illustrator, learn how to export your projects and continue working on them within Glyphs.

Then, it's time to start drawing letters using the handlers properly. Study different methods to speed up your process, such as transformations, filters, or components.

In the sixth course, learn all about spacing and why it is so important when designing a typeface. From there, see the different options Glyphs offers for applying the spacing and testing it.

Go one step further and explore why creating a typeface is more than just designing letters. In this unit, understand what the OpenType features are, what they are used for, how to generate them, and how to test them, among other things.

Technical Requirements

    ⦁ The software only works with computers running on macOS 10.9 or higher.
    ⦁ Glyphs 2 (you can buy a professional or student license on their website or install a 1-month trial version).
    ⦁ It is recommended to have some knowledge about typography and font design.

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Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (71)
  • 3747 students
  • 57 lessons (9h 12m)
  • 9 courses
  • 15 downloads (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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Wete

By Wete

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Graphic Designer and Typographer

Juanra, also known as Wete, is a graphic designer who specializes in typography. After working for several studios in Barcelona, he decided to start his own and devote himself to what he likes most: typography.

With the help of several friends he created Ultra Types, a small online foundry specialized in display typefaces that are quite different from those of the big foundries.

He has worked on projects for clients such as Adobe, HP, Reebok, Desigual, W Hotels, and Mobile World Congress, among others. His work has also been published in The Complete Guide to Designing Handmade Type (Charlotte Rivers), Page Unlimited (Sandu 360 Japan), Typodarium, Étapes, Computer Arts, and many more.


Content

Course 1: Features and Advantages of Using Glyphs

  • U1

    Presentation: introduction to Glyphs

    • Presentation: introduction to Glyphs
  • U2

    Glyphs and Glyphs Mini

    • Glyphs and Glyphs Mini
  • U3

    Download and install

    • Download and install
  • U4

    Accessories

    • Accessories
  • U5

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 2: Getting to Know the Interface

  • U1

    Create a new file or project

    • Create a new file or project
  • U2

    Walk through the interface

    • Walk through the interface
  • U3

    Menus

    • Menus
  • U4

    Font Window and Glyph Window

    • Font Window and Glyph Window
  • U5

    Additional windows

    • Additional windows
  • U6

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 3: Font Information

  • U1

    What is font info?

    • What is font info?
  • U2

    Source

    • Source
  • U3

    Masters

    • Masters
  • U4

    Instances

    • Instances
  • U5

    Features

    • Features
  • U6

    Other settings and notes

    • Other settings and notes
  • U7

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 4: Making Your First Drawings

  • U1

    Advantages of drawing in Glyphs

    • Advantages of drawing in glyphs
  • U2

    Review of basic tools

    • Review of basic tools
  • U3

    Bézier curves, points and directions

    • Bézier curves, points and directions
  • U4

    Layers (versions) and image tracing

    • Layers (versions) and image tracing
  • U5

    Import from Illustrator

    • Import from Illustrator
  • U6

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 5: Drawing Tools

  • U1

    Draw a letter, the orthogonality of the points

    • Draw a letter, the orthogonality of the points
  • U2

    Adjust dimensions and curves

    • Adjust dimensions and curves
  • U3

    Transformations

    • Transformations
  • U4

    Filters

    • Filters
  • U5

    Components

    • Components
  • U6

    Accents

    • Accents
  • U7

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 6: Basic Concepts about Spacing

  • U1

    Spacing basics

    • Spacing basics
  • U2

    Assign metrics

    • Assign metrics
  • U3

    Kernings and kerning groups

    • Kernings and kerning groups
  • U4

    Test spacing

    • Test spacing
  • U5

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 7: Going Beyond the Letters

  • U1

    A type is not just designing letters

    • A type is not just designing letters
  • U2

    Open type features: what they are and what they are for

    • Open type features: what they are and what they are for
  • U3

    Create additional characters and nomenclature

    • Create additional characters and nomenclature
  • U4

    Generate open type features

    • Generate open type features
  • U5

    Test open type features

    • Test open type features
  • U6

    Scripts and other useful tools

    • Scripts and other useful tools
  • U7

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 8: Typographic Families and Variable Fonts

  • U1

    What is a font family

    • What is a font family
  • U2

    What are variable types and what do they allow us?

    • What are variable types and what do they allow us?
  • U3

    Define axes

    • Define axes
  • U4

    Generate and define masters

    • Generate and define masters
  • U5

    Generate and define Instances

    • Generate and define Instances
  • U6

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 9: Exporting and Generating an Executable File

  • U1

    File types, usage and differences

    • File types, usage and differences
  • U2

    Prior check

    • Prior check
  • U3

    "Export" window

    • "Export" window
  • U4

    Generate OTF / TTF file

    • Generate OTF / TTF file
  • U5

    Generate variable file

    • Generate variable file
  • U6

    Webfonts

    • Webfonts
  • U7

    Practice

    • Practice 1
    • Practice 2

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About Domestika Basics

Domestika Basics is a series of courses focused on teaching the most commonly used software by creative professionals worldwide.
The content has been meticulously curated and is intended for both students going into a new creative field and more experienced professionals who want to polish their skills.

Learn with the best Domestika teachers through practical lessons, tons of resources, and a progressive difficulty that'll allow you to see results from day one.

Domestika Basics will allow you to step up your professional game and be prepared to score better projects.

  • Without prior knowledge.

    Domestika Basics gives you everything you need to get started in a new creative field and become an expert in it.

  • Focused on the tool.

    Discover its main components, techniques, and the tried-and-true methods you need to master it.

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    With a straightforward, step-by-step approach, our outstanding professionals will teach you how to get the most out of the program.

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Introduction to Glyphs

By Wete
Graphic Designer and Typographer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2010
  • 97% positive reviews (71)
  • 3747 students