Area type, point type, and the bounding box


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Area type, point type, and the bounding box

We just learned about the three kinds of type object that can exist inside of Illustrator, and before we go further, I want to take a moment to focus on what may seem like an insignificant feature, but it could cause a lot of confusion inside of Illustrator, especially when working with text. We know that when we create some artwork inside of Illustrator--for example, I'm just going to go ahead now and take my Ellipse tool and I will draw a circle right here on my screen. And if I take my regular Selection tool and I select it, I see that there's a bounding box that appears around the boundary of this object.

Now this bounding box allows me to have these handles where I can resize this artwork if I want to, very easily. I can do that without having to switch to a different tool, like for example the Scale tool. Now there are many people who don't like that feature, so they go to the View menu and they turn that setting off by choosing Hide Bounding Box, and you can see now tha...

Area type, point type, and the bounding box
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Area type, point type, and the bounding box provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Type and Text

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Design
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