Multipart fonts, sometimes referred to as layered fonts, are a great way to produce visually rich text without expanding to outlines. In this video, learn what layered (or multipart) fonts are and how to use them in Adobe Illustrator—including a really simple trick for making adjustments to all the layers/parts at once.
- [Tony] I am welcome to "Design Tools Weekly" … with me, Tony Harmer. … This week we're going to take a look … at multi-part or layered fonts. … Now, if you've never come across them before … they are collections of fonts, … either inside of a whole family or separate fonts … that you can combine into an effect … such as the word vintage here. … You'll see this is built layer on layer … using different fonts. … Now, just in case you can't visualize that … from what you're seeing right now, … let's pop across into another document here … where I have the word explore. … And this is set in one of my favorite fonts … from Adobe fonts, Acier BAT. … Now, if I go up to the font menu, just here, … I'm going to click just after BAT and hit the space bar. … It will show me all of the members of the family. … And you can see that I've got texts gris at the top there, … text noir, text outline, text solid, … as it's set in already, and text strokes. … So what I'm going to do is leave that set at solid, …
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