Adobe Illustrator: Learn the Difference Between Open and Closed Paths


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The difference between open and closed paths

So we know that we can create type on a path inside of Illustrator, but I wanted to take a moment to talk about the difference between applying this setting to both an open path and a closed path, because it really requires an understanding of exactly how type on a path is similar to Area type. So in this movie here I am going to start by creating just a blank document. I will press Command+N or Ctrl+N to get a new document. I am just going to use my default settings here for Print Profile, but I will choose a wide orientation, and then I will click OK. So maybe I just want to create just a simple Type on a Path object.

I am going to take my Line tool, click and drag to draw a line across the screen right here, and now I am going to switch to my Type tool, and you will notice that when I mouse over this path, it automatically changes the Type on a Path tool. I am not holding down the Option key or the Alt key on my keyboard right now, and the reason why Illustrator creates this behavi...

The difference between open and closed paths
Video duration: 6m 25s 4h 55m Intermediate

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The difference between open and closed paths 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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Illustrator
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