Chapter Seven. Typography

Adobe Illustrator is a top-notch illustration tool, but it is also capable of setting professional-level type—its typography features are on par with those found in the award-winning Adobe InDesign.

In truth, prior to Illustrator CS, setting type in Illustrator was something you did only if you really had to do it. Tasks such as setting columns of type, creating lists with tab leaders, and creating text wraps were either impossible or extremely difficult to do and control. With the release of Illustrator CS, however, Adobe replaced an aging text engine with a modern, powerful one that offers features such as paragraph style sheets, optical kerning, and OpenType support. Even more important, this new text engine brings ...

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