Free Video: Glyphs App Essential Training

Ever wish you could design your own typeface? The folks at think you can—with the help of Glyphs, and a new course by Charles Nix, Glyphs App Essential Training.


Here’s the official description:

Every designer has a typeface in them. The Glyphs app is a friendly yet powerful program that will help unlock that inner visual voice. This course helps you make your own fonts using the Glyphs app, starting with an introduction to the parts of letters (type anatomy) and the parts of a font (the character set). Charles Nix leads a tour of the Glyphs workspace and then coaches you through the construction of a complete font—from outline to stroke, stroke to character, characters to typeface. There are special sections dedicated to spacing, kerning, optional OpenType features, and font testing and export.

In the free movie below, Charles explains the best practices for creating characters that share parts. Check it out!

Glyphs App Essential Training

Creating characters that share parts


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Anatomy: The parts of letters

Glyph sets: The parts of fonts

Glyphs Interface: Font info

Posted on: October 7, 2016

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

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