IN THIS CHAPTER
Using the Type tools
Getting to know text areas
Manipulating text along paths and within shapes
Assigning font styles
Discovering the Character, Control, and Paragraph panels
Saving time with text utilities
One of Illustrator’s strongest areas is manipulating text. Whether you’re using Illustrator to create logos, business cards, or type to be used on the web, or any number of other screen devices, you have everything you need to create professional-looking text.
In this chapter, you meet the Type tools and discover a few basic (and more advanced) text-editing tricks that you can take advantage of. You then find out about other text tools, such as the Character and Paragraph panels. At the end of this chapter, you get the quick-and-dirty lowdown on the Illustrator text utilities. These utilities can save you loads of time, so don’t ...