Where To Get Great Free Fonts For Use In InDesign
Alright. So we've already looked at type kit. So we're asked you get great fonts from font squirrel is a nice place, but my favorite place when a lot of people have heard of is google fonts. Okay, so fonts dot google dot com. You come into here, you can do the same thing as before. You can delete this and say spring sale. Okay. And I will give you a bit of a demo of it now, just like type kit. You can decide. I only want to look at display fonts. Okay. You can see there the Enbrel fat faces a lot like lust. I'm gonna turn them all back on the front that I want is Roboto. It's really common body copy font that source sands and open sands are probably the most commonly used at the moment, but it's a bit nicer than say Ariel or Helvetica, some of you might be gasping at the Helvetica comment, but Roberto is quite nice. I'm gonna type in Roboto. Okay. And I'm going to download it to so I want the Roboto, just the regular one and hit plus and I want everybody slab. It's kind of like a nice ...
chunky one and click this. So what this is meant to be used for is for website fonts, but there isn't a cool little option that not many people know about. If I click on this family selected is first of all, it'll look like this, click on customize and you can go say and I want the slab. I want all three sizes please. And for a botto you can go through and just take them all. I want all of these guys to use Clickety click. Okay, once you've got them all at the top here, there's this little mysterious buttons, the download button click on this and it will just download those fonts to use on your computer. They are true type fonts, not open type fonts. We looked at open type fonts earlier. Right, open type has extra awesomeness. So this is just regular, true type fonts, but in the case where a bottle that's going to be really good for us. Now, if you don't have access to download them, they are in your exercise files, where are they? There? They are exercise files and oh one spring flyer, Roboto, you can just open them up and see these two type fonts. You just double click on each of them. Actually you can click on all of them and double click them all at once and they'll install. Okay, it's the same thing on pc. Just double click any of those fonts and that'll install and they'll be ready to go in in design. No need to restart it. So Roboto is going to be the font we use throughout this course. You can totally use any font you like. Even Helvetica, but I thought google fonts would be a good mention, one of the perks for using google fonts over other fonts is that if you do design a brand and it's going to be used on a website. If you use google fonts, it's going to be easy to have that font on their website as well as their printed material. So it's kind of like a dual use, whereas fonts through type kit, some of them not all of them need to be licensed specifically and separately for use on websites. So before we go, let's go and use our Roboto. And in design I'm going to grab the rectangle tool and draw a box that kind of sits over here. Get it. So it actually lines up my color panel here. I'm just gonna drop it down so it's more of a gray ish and I'm gonna grab the type tool, click and drag a box down here, paste in my text, select it all make sure it's Roboto. Move it up here and I'm going to have to use Roboto. Probably the bold version. So it could be seen. Might kind of tease and sees once selected. I'm gonna use paper and I'm probably going to make it all caps is double T s at the top here. Back arrow. Oh, I don't like it in bold. Okay, you can carry on now to the next video. I'm going to go and play with fonts, decide on sizes but you, my friend, meet me in the next video for some more font. Amazing stuff. See you there