Adding callout numbers with Convert to Shape


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Adding callout numbers with Convert to Shape

You know, when you take a look through the Effect menu, sometimes you find some things that don't seem to make a lot of sense. For example, when I first kind of started perusing through the Effect menu, I saw this setting here called Convert to Shape, and you can convert objects to rectangles, rounded rectangles, or an ellipse. I thought to myself, you know, if I really wanted a rectangle, why don't I just draw a rectangle to begin with. Why would I create some other kind of shape and then convert it to a rectangle as an effect? However, when I really started to understand the uses for effects, and more importantly, when I understood that the effect was simply modifying the presentation or the appearance of artwork, I realized just how valuable this effect can be.

For example, what happens if you use the Convert to Shape effect to text elements? In fact, that's what we are going to do right over here. I have a nice little image here, and I have some numbers. Sometimes you need ...

Adding callout numbers with Convert to Shape
Video duration: 4m 36s 5h 7m Intermediate

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Adding callout numbers with Convert to Shape provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Rethinking the Essentials

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Design
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Illustrator
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