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How to translate text to outlines in Illustrator

How to convert text to outlines in Illustrator

When working with text in Adobe Illustrator is often necessary to translate it into a Bezier curve.

This can be done by using a special command Create outlines.

You will need

  • - Adobe Illustrator.



Open Adobe Illustrator and create a program inher a new document, click the menu item File - & gt- New (or click the shortcut keys Ctrl + N). In the new window in the Units field, specify Pixels, and in the fields Width and Height - 500 and click OK.


Select the Type tool in the toolbox(Shortcut T). If you want to change the size, color, font style, font and other parameters Type Tool, use the tool options bar. If it does not, click the item Window of the main menu - & gt- Control.


Then we can proceed in two ways. The first - to set the area in which the text will be in the future. To do this, hold down the left mouse button in any point in the document, create a frame and release the mouse. Second - click the left mouse button on the left side (in order to have enough space for an inscription) workspace. A flashing cursor appears, the same as in text editors. Further common actions for both methods - type keyboard some text.


Select Tool Selection Tool (hotkey V), then the text layer should stand on their own. If not - click on the label once with the left mouse button. Perhaps the resulting text will be too small. However, it can be approximated by using the Zoom tool Tool (hotkey Z). Select it and drag the text outline. As you can see the text closer, as if under a magnifying glass. To return to the previous position, open the drop-down menu that appears on the left bottom of the document window and select the lowest option - Fit on screen.


Convert labels to Bezier curves can bedone in three ways. The first - click on the menu item Type - & gt- Create outlines. Second - press the key combination Ctrl + Shift + O. And the third - click on the label, right-click and select Create outlines.

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