DROP CAPS

DROP CAPS

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Text-only cheat sheet:

Drop Caps

Inserting a drop cap at the start of a paragraph adds visual strength to the page and indicates a clear starting point to the reader.

Software Stuff

  1. To turn a letter into a drop cap in InDesign, use the Type Tool to highlight the letter with your cursor. 
  2. Increase the numeric value in the Drop Cap Number of Lines box in the top tool bar.

Adding Prominence to an all caps word

When working with a small number of words that are set in all caps, adding height to the first letter of a word makes that word look more important and adds hierarchy to the layout.
Why this works: Capitalized words are typically the start of a sentence, so larger letters in relation to smaller letters indicate a starting point to the reader.

LAYOUT DESIGN

LAYOUT DESIGN

DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION INTRO

DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION INTRO