Adding more cover lines in Illustrator


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Adding more cover lines in Illustrator

Our next step in creating our magazine in Illustrator is to add the cover lines. So I am going to start out--and I must mention that since you last saw this document I've added the barcode down there. I placed that, File > Place, it's an AI, an Adobe Illustrator file, and I have put that on its own separate layer. So now what I am going to do is I am going to switch to my text file, and I am going to copy that, switch back to Illustrator, Create a new layer, which I will call cover lines, and then click to make an insertion point. I am using Point Type here and not Area Type.

Illustrator makes the distinction between the two. Point Type means that my line is going to be as long as I type it, so it could conceivably go on and on, way beyond the edge of the page, beyond the edge of the pasteboard. I am going to force the line breaks with Shift+Returns, and I'm working with very short lines anyway. So if I were working with paragraph text, Area Type would be more appropriate. But in th...

Adding more cover lines in Illustrator
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Adding more cover lines in Illustrator provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Magazine Cover

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign Photoshop
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