Useful Tips

Text formatting

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I am new to Illustrator and have a hell of a lot of time with the project. The image I'm trying to make has a black background and a large number of white text objects in the foreground. I select the Text tool, click on the panel, change the font color to white, delete the strokes and type the word. Then I select the text tool again, click in another place and type another word - the colors return to their default values ​​(the default color is black, so I don’t see it at all).

I have to manually change the color to white every time I create a new text layer. I was looking for a way to change the default value or make my changes permanent, but I cannot find anything. I suppose this is something really simple. any advice?

The easiest way to handle this is to set the default paragraph style for the text.

Create a color swatch that you want your text to (if it is not a swatch)

Choose Window> Type> Paragraph Style to open Paragraph Styles panel .

Double-click the [Regular Paragraph Style] that you see in the list on the panel. The style options dialog box opens.

Look on the left, find the option " Symbol color » and click on it.

Set the color for the pattern that you want to use (you can also set any other element on the left to change the default text - font, size, etc.) And click OK.

Now all new text will have this color.

There is a method that allows you to permanently change the text to anything other than black. But you really want to each Does the new document you open start with white text? If you do, I can provide steps.

Text selection

Selecting characters allows you to edit, format them using the Symbol panel, apply fill and stroke attributes to them, and change their transparency. Such changes can be applied to a single character, a range of characters, or to all characters in a text object. If symbols are selected, they are highlighted in the document window, and the word "Symbols" is displayed in the "Design" panel.

Selecting a text object allows you to apply global formatting options to all the symbols of the object, including the options in the Symbol and Paragraph panels, fill and stroke attributes, and transparency settings. In addition, effects, various fills and strokes, as well as opaque masks can be applied to the selected text object. (This cannot be done for individually selected characters.) If a text object is selected, a bounding box appears in the document window around it, and the word “Text” is displayed in the Appearance panel.

Highlighting the outline of the text allows you to change its shape and apply the fill and stroke attributes to it. This selection level is not available for text from a dot. If a text outline is selected, the word "Contour" is displayed in the Appearance panel.

Character Highlighting

Drag to select one or more characters. Drag and hold the Shift key to increase or decrease the selection.

Place the cursor on a word and double-click to select that word.

Position the cursor on the paragraph and triple-click to select the entire paragraph.

Select one or more characters and choose the command "Selection"> "All" - all the characters in the text object will be selected.

Select text objects

Selecting a text object allows you to apply global formatting options to all the symbols of the object, including the options in the Symbol and Paragraph panels, fill and stroke attributes, and transparency settings. In addition, effects, various fills and strokes, as well as opaque masks can be applied to the selected text object. (This cannot be done for individually selected characters.) If a text object is selected, a bounding box appears in the document window around it, and the word “Text” is displayed in the Appearance panel.

In the document window, click the text using the Selection or Partial Selection tool. To select additional text objects, press them with the Shift key.

In the Layers panel, find the text object you want to select, and click its right edge (between the target button and the scroll bar). To add or remove objects from the selected set in the Layers panel, click the right edge of these objects with the Shift key pressed.

To select all the text objects in the document, choose Select> By Object Type> Text Objects.

Select text outline

Highlighting the outline of the text allows you to change its shape and apply the fill and stroke attributes to it. This selection level is not available for text from a dot. If a text outline is selected, the word "Contour" is displayed in the Appearance panel.

It is easiest to select a text outline in the outline display mode.

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Tutorials | No comments yet "

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create 3D text in Illustrator CS4. We will do our fill (flower pattern), apply beautiful gradients, use basic tools and shapes, and much more. The main purpose of this lesson is to show that in Illustrator you can achieve amazing results (combining fonts and colors) and understand basic principles such as perspective and lighting.

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