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Creating Rounded Text in Illustrator

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Rounded text is great for adding a soft, human look to text, and is a good solution if you want to create a logo for, say, a child’s toy or a chocolate bar. It’s also ideal for making neon-effect lettering, since that’s a material that cannot be created with sharp corners. But although there are several rounded fonts commercially available, you may not find one that exactly suits the job in hand. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to create your own rounded text, using any starting font you like. Step 1: Choose your font You can use just about any font you like, although sans serif will tend to work best. Here, I’ve started with Futura Bold, which has the advantage of more or less uniform stroke weight. After you’ve set your text, turn it into outlines so it’s editable (use Type > Create Outlines). Step 2: Select the corners Even in a font as regular as Futura, the verticals and horizontals have different weights. So start by selecting all the corners at the tops and bottoms of the purely vertical strokes, using the Direct Selection Tool. The easiest way to do this is to drag from outside the shape over [...]

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Date: Jan 8, 2018   


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