Aligning live text vs. using outlines


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Aligning live text vs. using outlines

In this exercise I'm going to demonstrate a slight difference between the way that Illustrator aligns live editable type as opposed to text that's been converted to outlines. Now in many cases the difference is extremely slight. However it's meaningful enough in general that you should be aware of it. I have gone ahead and saved my progress so far as Outlines letters.ai and what I have done is I have taken all 32 bits of point text and converted them to outlines and then I painstakingly have aligned every single one of the colored fills with its black border so that you don't have to because it is mindless grunt work after all.

Then I have also kept aside a pair of point text objects right there so that we can compare and contrast. Now I was telling you in a previous exercise you can't drag one point and snap it into alignment with another point, which is true. But you can get the letters in alignment using some of the Automatic Align functions here inside the Align...

Aligning live text vs. using outlines
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Aligning live text vs. using outlines provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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