Learn about how to use the Touch Type tool to make adjustments to individual characters in a type object.
- [Instructor] In the previous movie, we installed a font…into the system for our type kit…and used it here to…add to our ongoing Lila logo.…In this movie I just want to show you the touch type tool,…which can actually do a great number of things.…In fact, with my selection tool actually,…if I alt drag a copy of this text,…I'll give you an idea of what it can do.…If I hold down shift and tap T,…that gets me the touch type tool.…It actually lives down at the bottom…of the type tools here in the toolbox.…
Okay, but if I click on an individual character,…I get this box around the side of it…and I can scale this proportionally…using this corner at the top.…I can scale its width, which again, if you recall,…is a type crime so I'm not going to do that.…I can move it, so shift its baseline…with this corner handle just here,…and I can scale it disproportionately,…again vertically there, if I want to.…Again, another type crime, so just remember…avoid the top left and the bottom right hand corners.…
I can also rotate characters around here,…
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