To be efficient with type in Illustrator, you should know some shortcuts to quickly and easily adjust type properties.
- [Instructor] Being able to quickly adjust type properties…in Illustrator can make you more efficient…and also allow you to focus…on the visual appearance of the type,…instead of the values being applied to it.…Now I'm gonna start here with this document…and I'm gonna grab my type tool…and I'm just gonna select the word explore.…Now if you wanna easily make the text larger or smaller,…you can use the keyboard shortcut Shift + Command on Mac…or Shift + Control on Windows,…and the greater than and less than keys on your keyboard.…And that will increase or decrease the point size,…based on the increment that's defined in your preferences.…
Now if you add the Alt or Option key,…that will allow you to increase or decrease your type…in a larger increment.…Now with this text selected,…what we can also do is adjust the tracking.…With this text selected you can hold down…the Alt or Option key on your keyboard…and use the right and left arrow keys,…and that will allow you to increase or decrease…the space between the characters of that selected text.…
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Duplicating objects
- Using custom views
- Saving selections
- Creating global swatches, styles, and libraries
- Building objects more efficiently
- Working with type
Skill Level Intermediate
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3. Work with Objects
4. Typographic Tips
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