Swashes and small caps


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Swashes and small caps

In this exercise I'm going to introduce you to two more OpenType style variations, which are Swashes and Small Caps. Swashes are special cursive variations of characters that are sometimes useful at the beginning of sentences, if you want to add a little bit of flourish sometimes at the end of a word, generally not just in the middle of things. I am going to go ahead and change the D and Draft here to a swash by zooming in on it really tight, actually I might as well and I'll double-click in order to switch over to my Type tool. I'll go ahead and select the D and then I'll bring up the OpenType palette right here and I'll see that Swashes are not available to me.

So apparently they are not part of this font, which is true. They are not part of Adobe Caslon Pro Regular, but that's a separate font from Adobe Caslon Pro Italic. If I switch over to the italic variation, then you will see that Swashes are available to me and now I can click on Swash in order to crea...

Swashes and small caps
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Swashes and small caps provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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