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Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 5

Using Type in Illustrator

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Using the Type tools

check Getting to know text areas

check Manipulating text along paths and within shapes

check Assigning font styles

check Discovering the Character, Control, and Paragraph panels

check 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 ...

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