Creating outlines


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Creating outlines

In an earlier chapter, I showed how you can convert text to paths by selecting a text frame, going to the Type menu and choosing Create Outlines. Let's zoom in on this, so we can see it better. And I will switch to the Direct Selection tool, and you can see that what was text is now actually Bezier curves. This is super helpful when you need to apply some special effects to the text. For example, maybe you want to stretch a single character, make that one taller or this one lower. Or maybe you want to create some kind of logo making all these characters intertwine. Whatever the case, there are two basic ways to convert text to outlines, the way I just showed you, converting a whole text at a time or converting just some selected text.

For example, let me pan down here and select just the word Dutch. While that's selected with the Type tool, I can go to the Type menu and choose Create Outlines. You will notice that the text spacing changed a little bit. Why? Because that's no...

Creating outlines
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Creating outlines provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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