Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.
Okay. Have you ever seen some fonts? And you're like, how did they make it look so pretty. You can see that's the one we've worked in in the last example and these little extra fonts are called ligatures and they're part of the font but hidden away, you can see this one here. Like this. Why? That's the default. Why? But look at all the varieties of wise. You get to pick from saying for this ampersand here, all sorts of different versions to help you pick the one that's perfect for your situation. So let's go and do that and look at something called ligatures. Okay, so ligatures, although they're kind of different from glyphs, they're actually found in the exact same place. So let's zoom in on healing herbs. Okay. And what we want to do is is we want to see if there's any kind of like more special h is say this age is nice but we want to kind of fancy it up a little bit. So with it selected go to type and go to glyphs. What will happen is if you've got a letter selected, you can see in ...
here it's giving you kind of like other options for that age. I'm going to make them a lot bigger so we can see. Okay, and this one here, you can see there's kind of like three versions of it. Ok, so there's this version then I click on this version and you've got a double click on it. You see it replaced it with a sushi fancy version. Do I like it more? What's the difference between these two? I can't see the difference holding this one, there's only actually two options. Okay, so fancy that this one. Maybe this? S is there anything for the s you highlight them and hope for the best. This one here has a slightly different version. This one here, you can see a spiky version. Okay, now there'll be some letters that are just more prone to having sushi extra bits. You can start to see down here. Let's have a look. And I'm going to make a new text box. Okay, just for an example. So I'm going to type in Y and a lowercase Y and you'll see if I highlight why. Okay, it has this version. I'm just double clicking it just to kind of see but you can see why in this case there has so many versions because it's a it ends lots of words. Okay. And just it's got a nice shape to do these types of flourishes and they called ligatures. Just somebody designs the font and then goes through and goes, what about if it was like this and like this and it allows you to do some extra bits and pieces. I find it's quite useful. I don't know why, but Anderson is one of those letters that you end up using quite a lot. So ampersand is that okay? The end but you'll notice in here, there's some really cool Ambersons. Okay, there's that one. There's that one. Double click it, there's that one that will click it, that one. They're the same font but a very different look and feels for them. So if you're doing like an invite and I feel like I've done about a zillion wedding invites in my design career and it's always like dan and Katie's invites you to the wedding and it's always the embassy and you spend the most time on because it's only a big kind of ingredient for the design. If you look in here though, and let's say we pick a font that isn't as exciting. So I'm gonna copy and paste this one, I'm going to go this and I'm going to pick, say, your company uses times new roman, so I'm going to pick times regular and healing herbs. I'm going to highlight the H and boo. There's no ligatures. Okay, so you might just find that, especially if it's a free font, there's going to be no ligatures and if it's just a real plain font, they haven't gone through and done a swoosh. She looking h alright, my friends, that is looking at ligatures, I'm going to go through and tidy this up and you can skip on to the next one. So we need you, we need you. I don't really like the little Whitley bit there, do I like it? I'm not sure, but let's go on to the next video anyway, I'll see you over there