Use of Type in Illustrator

Illustrator is a vector based software. It is used to draw illustration, cartoon, diagram, logos, charts, and also used to design books, newspaper, and magazines. which include text and for that the software have a setting called TYPE which is used to write and edit all the text in the application.

TYPE

Type is a very important part of illustrator because it’s the main element of Newspaper, Newsletter, Books, Magazines, and Logos etc. and nowadays Image building is also a part of type. So, you are going to use the type tool whether you are a desktop publisher or a logo designer.
So, with the help of type, we can easily control the typography and make our designs more attractive.

TYPE TOOLS

Type contain 7 type of different tools which type in 7 different types.

A. Type tool
B. Area type tool
C. Vertical type tool
D. Vertical area type tool
E. Vertical type on a path tool
F. Touch type tool
G. Touch Type Text Tool

A. TYPE TOOL
To begin the typing, we will click on the artboard and then we can type the text which goes horizontal.

B. AREA TYPE TOOL
To create an area type tool, we have to click on a closed path and this constrains the text with the path and mostly used in magazines and books.

C. TYPE ON A PATH TOOL
To use this tool first we have to create a path and then by clicking on that path, we can constrain text along that path.

D. VERTICAL TYPE TOOL
This tool is as same as the type tool except the fact that it types vertically. Just like the type tool, we have to click on the artboard to begin the point and then we can type text which goes vertical.

E. VERTICAL AREA TYPE TOOL
In Vertical area type tool, we have to click on the closed path and then an area type object will be created which contains vertically flowing text.

F. VERTICAL TYPE ON A PATH TOOL
To use vertical type path tool first we have to create a path and then by clicking on that path, we can write text along the path which flow vertically.

G. TOUCH TYPE TEXT TOOL
This tool is used to edit text just by clicking the letter.

SHORT KEYS

Some of the important shortcut keys which can be used to save time and every professional graphic designer uses them.

  • Select the Type Tool (T)
  • Show/Hide Character Panel (Command + T)
  • Show/Hide Open Type Panel (Alt + Shift + Command + T)
  • Show/Hide Paragraph Panel (Alt + Command + T)
  • Show/Hide Tabs Panel (Shift + Command + T)
  • Create Outlines (Shift + Command + O)
  • Show/Hide Hidden Characters (Alt + Command + I)

THE PANELS

Type is a very big part of illustrator and as a result, the list of option is also big.
When we go from Window > Workspace > (type)
we reach to the Text Panel which is very essential for editing text and further divided into different panels.

  • The Character Panel
  • The Paragraph Panel
  • The open type panel
  • The glyph Panel
  • The character styles Panel
  • The Paragraph Styles Panel
  • The Tabs Panel

1) The Character Panel
(Window > Type > Character)
Character Panel is used to edit the character or appearance of the text with the help of following options.

  • Font Family
  • Font Style
  • Leading
  • Kerning
  • Tracking
  • Horizontal Scale
  • Vertical Scale
  • Baseline shift
  • Character Rotation

2) The Paragraph Panel
(Window > Type > Paragraph)
Paragraph Panel help in editing of Paragraph which include

  • Indentation
  • Alignment
  • Spacing above and below paragraphs

3) Open type Panel
(Window > Type > open type)
Open type Panel is used to define how can we wish to display alternative open type character in our document.

4) The Glyph Panel
(Window > Type > Glyphs)
Glyph Panel is used to display alternative character available for given font.

CONCLUSION

Controlling typography is easy with the Type Tool and the features discussed in this blog can enhance your designs and save time. The type in illustrator is an enormous topic which includes the type tool, type panel, and type properties. It can be said the illustrator or designing is incomplete without type or typography. Join Adobe Illustrator Training Institutes in Delhi which provides you an opportunity to get enroll for renowned Adobe Illustrator Courses in Rohini which helps you to get better job opportunities in any industry which you desire.

Source: http://admec-multimedia-institute.blogspot.in/2017/12/use-of-type-in-illustrator_31.html

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