One of the classes I went to yesterday here at Photoshop World was a class on typography for professional photographers — as in text titles for wedding photo album covers, online galleries, photo books and things like that.
The lessons translate really well to movie poster text and pictures for blogging, too, like when you add a caption or title to an image at the top of your blog posts, which a lot of us do.
The course was taught by Scott Kelby, an awesome photographer and the author of more than 50 books on photography and Photoshop, many of which I love and own.
10 Really Useful Fonts for Bloggers
- Helvetica Neue (Target, MTV)
- Trajan Pro (probably the most popular movie poster font)
- Gill Sans (official font for the UK Underground tube signs)
- Trebuchet (Microsoft loves this font. It’s a good option whenever you think Helvetica looks too stiff)
- Adobe Garamond (the original Apple font, also the Google logo font, but it’s not great for long blocks of text)
- Bickham Script Pro (a great font for scripty effects)
- Copperplate (looks great, elegant with a lot of kerning/space between the letters)
- Minion (Adobe loves Minion; it’s a good alternative to Times New Roman)
- Myriad (Apple loves Myriad and uses a version of it for practically everything)
For your next blog post, or if you ever have to create a document for school or work, give one of these fonts a try. Most of them should already be installed on your computer, as a few of them are decades old. Some even predate computers.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. While not makeup related, I think fonts are beautiful, which falls under the purview of “makeup and beauty” to me. I’m filing this post under my “blogging” category, and there are quite a few other posts in there as well, if you’re interested.