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From Design Into Print: Preparing Graphics and Text for Professional Printing by Sandee Cohen

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Chapter 15. Fonts, Strokes, and Outlines

There’s more than just colors and resolutions to consider when working with computer graphics. One important issue is working with fonts. You need to understand how the fonts are installed, what files you need, and how the fonts can be styled and modified.

You also need to understand what happens to strokes, or the outlines around objects, when you reduce or enlarge those objects. You could be in for some nasty surprises if you don’t.

Finally, you need to be aware of the technique that converts fonts into artwork. You need to understand when this is a good idea and when it is not.

Font formats

One of the most important things about fonts you need to understand is the three basic font formats, Type 1, TrueType ...

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