Creating automatically scaling box labels


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Creating automatically scaling box labels

Before we embark on our first official perspective drawing project, I want to share an extremely useful cool trick with you. It has nothing to do with perspective drawing but it has everything to do with that last file I showed you. And as you may recall, the file is called Perspective varieties.ai and I've gone ahead and restored the saved versions of this file. I am going to switch over to the layers panel. Twirl open the 1-point layer and turn on that grid item and here is the trick. It's an automated way to create boxes around your text. So this is useful for web buttons or labels like you see here and it's not a static box drawn with the Rectangle tool of course, nor is it a filled version of the text frame because none of these texts has any frames; this is all point text, and yet checks this out.

I will go ahead and switch to the Type tool by pressing the T key and I will select the word Line and delete it so that I just have Horizon and notice the box collapses as well,...

Creating automatically scaling box labels
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Creating automatically scaling box labels 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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