5 common Typography Mistakes To Avoid

We have listed a few of the most common typography mistakes designers should avoid!

1| Too many typefaces

Using several typefaces make the layout look amateur and noisy! Instead try to use fonts with multiple styles and size to show type variations! We suggest trying the Variable fonts feature in Photoshop! 

Watch tutorial on Variable Fonts

2| Never stretch

Never stretch type in any direction. Try to use condensed or bold styles instead, which is always taller and thicker in weight! Remember if you use Photoshop CC 2019 you no longer need to hold the Shift key to enlarge your text
in proportion!  

Watch tutorial on Photoshop Features

3| Always Kern

As a designer you should always check that your titles and  sub-headers are evenly spaced out! Make sure your text is not joined together as it will affect readability!

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4| Aviod Runts & Widows

Try your best to avoid having separated first/last lines and single words at end of paragraphs and columns.
These are very common typography mistakes we face as a designer!

Watch tutorial on Runts & Widows

5| Check Leading

Keeping an eye on the length and space of your lines is incredibly important. Not only to ensure your design looks professional and consistent but more importantly so the text is easy to read and understand! Make sure the space between your copy are evenly spaced out and not too tight or loose!

Watch tutorial on Line Length


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About the author 

Shumi Perhiniak

Shumi is a self-taught graphic designer, in 2012 she took one-year sabbatical career break, where she devoted her time studying Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. In just after 6 months she started freelancing and within a year become a Certified Photoshop Expert. Over the years she worked both in-house and in agency roles as a retoucher, artworker and moved on from junior to senior design roles.

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