Working with Text in Adobe Illustrator CC
Working with Text in Adobe Illustrator CC is one of my most memorable experiences when I first started learning Illustrator back in 1993. I couldn’t figure anything else out. The one thing that I could figure out was the text and especially the type on a path tool. That was awesome. I typed, “Silly Billy’s World,” on a curvy path for my business card and it printed out so clean that I could not believe.
Over the next several videos we are going be Working with Text in Adobe Illustrator CC. We are going to share with you how to type your text. We are going to share with you how you can vectorize your text. We are going to share with you what type of fills you can and cannot apply to text. We will share with you how to put text in objects. You can actually put text in any object but we will do it with ovals and rectangles. We will share with you how to apply gradients to text as well.
We have a quite a few videos about text. One of the most important ones is one that will change your view of text in any application where you use text. This video is all about three things. I call these three things the holy trinity of text. These three things are the space between letters, the space between lines of text and the space between any two specific letters. The true terms for these things are kerning, leading and tracking. Once you get a grip on kerning, leading and tracking, you can use your knowledge not only when you are Working with Text in Adobe Illustrator CC, but you can also use these skills in Word, Indesign, Photoshop, Animate and tons of other applications. Any application that uses text.
Also, many times you will use fonts that your printer does not have. We will share with you how to get your document to the printer and the printer will not need to have your special font with the file you send to them.
So enjoy this introduction video.