Use Baseline Shift and Character Rotation in Illustrator


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Using the Baseline Shift and Character Rotation options

If we take a closer look at the Character panel where we saw both the Horizontal and the Vertical Scaling, we'll see two additional options: one called Baseline Shift and one called Character Rotation. These are both very, very useful functions, although we may not think about it initially. Now Baseline Shift is something that just allows us to adjust where a particular character sits on the baseline of type, which usually is referred to when you click on, let's say, any object, in this case it's a Point Text object, where I see these lines over here.

This represents the baseline, and I may want one of the characters to sit above or below that baseline. For example, if I take my Type tool here and I highlight let's say just this letter A over here. I could adjust the Baseline Shift by either raising it above that baseline or giving a negative value, so drop it below the baseline, so you can see the A sits on a different baseline than the rest of the letters here in that en...

Using the Baseline Shift and Character Rotation options
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Using the Baseline Shift and Character Rotation options 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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