Combining a text brush with the Width tool


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Combining a text brush with the Width tool

In this exercise, we'll take those text brushes that we created in the last exercise and we'll apply them to a couple of path outlines. We'll also make a few adjustments to those outlines, including adjusting the height of the letters using, of all things, the Width tool. Now, I've saved my progress as What a mess.ai, found inside the 26_brushes folder, so-called because we do have a big mess at this point, and we need to do a little bit of cleanup. And this is very important cleanup, by the way. First of all, the unimportant stuff. You can go ahead and get rid of those two lines of path outline text.

We don't need them anymore. They're saved out as art brushes. If we ever needed to grab them again, all we'd have to do is just drag and drop them from the Brushes panel. So just go ahead and select them and press the Backspace key, or the Delete key on the Mac. Here's a bigger problem: we've got these path outlines that are associated with these text objec...

Combining a text brush with the Width tool
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Combining a text brush with the Width tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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