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Experimenting with different fonts and font combinations to use in our design.
When to use
After trying out a few primary fonts we can begin looking at fonts that we can use as a secondary typeface.
- Begin by opening the Exploration -Exercise.ai file
- We have narrowed down our typefaces a bit and now have two that could serve as our primary font
- Explore a few more fonts that can work with your primary font using the free resources Dafont or Font Squirrel
- I have downloaded a few grungy typefaces that I think will work well with our design, but feel free to try some others
- Grab your Text Tool (T) and click below your primary font
- Use one of your new, secondary typefaces and type out the word 'Ragin'
- Hold down the Alt/Option + Shift Keys and drag down a copy before applying another typeface
- As you continue to do this with a third, fourth, or fifth font, try to also elminate any that don't seem to work well
- To get a better sense of how these fonts will work together, try placing one on top of the other, or directly above or below each other to see what they look and feel like as a combination
- Try this out with each of your secondary fonts to see which combination works best
- From here we will try and narrow it down so we end up with one primary font and one secondary font
Hints & tips
- Finding good font combinations can take a bit of time. Try to have some fun when experimenting with different typefaces and remember that it's more about the feeling that you get from a typeface - if it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.
- When pairing up fonts it can be helpful to change the size or color to see how it changes the overall mood and vibe of the fonts.
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