How to Use Smart Punctuation in Illustrator


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Using smart punctuation

If you want to know something that hurts designer's eyes when they are reading some text, it's when they see those inch marks instead of curly quotes. Well, the nice thing is that when you're working inside of Illustrator, you have several ways to convert regular quotes into curly quotes, or in reality, think about punctuation in a much more general form, specifically from an art form. Let me explain. I am going to create a new document here inside of Illustrator. I will just use the regular Print Profile right here. Actually, I will make it set to be wide, just so I have more room to put some text here. And if I take my Type tool and I click over here to get an insertion point--and let me go ahead here and change my Typeface at Chaparral Pro.

That's what we have been using all along over here. And I will change my point Size to maybe 60 pts, just so we have something bigger to look at. And I will type in a phrase, and I will use just a regular quote mark on my keyboar...

Using smart punctuation
Video duration: 5m 12s 4h 55m Intermediate

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Using smart punctuation 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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Illustrator
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