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Adobe Illustrator CC Digital Classroom by Jennifer Smith, AGI Creative Team

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Lesson 8: Working with and Formatting Text

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Adobe Illustrator CC boasts extensive text handling features. In this lesson, you’ll discover how Illustrator provides you with the tools and flexibility you need to work with text.

What you’ll learn in this lesson:

  • Importing text from an external file
  • Changing text formatting
  • Saving character and paragraph styles
  • Setting type on a curved path
  • Applying text wrap to an object

Starting up

Before starting, make sure that your tools and panels are consistent by resetting your workspace. See “Resetting Adobe Illustrator CC Preferences” in the Starting up section of this book.

You will work with several files from the ai08lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure that you have loaded the ailessons folder onto your hard drive fromwww.digitalclassroombooks.com/epub/illustratorcc See “Loading lesson files” in the Starting up section of this book.

Formatting type

Adobe Illustrator provides several options for formatting type in your document. Depending on your desired result, you might want to set some of these options that change the overall appearance of the type. Let’s explore the different options that are available to you.

1 Launch Adobe Illustrator CC.

2 Choose File > Browse in Bridge or click the Go to Bridge button (6328.jpg) in the ...

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