How and WHY to outline text in Illustrator [w/ subs]



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00:00:55 – the reasons why i love illustrator is
00:00:57 – that you have the ability to create
00:01:00 – outlines from your text and by that i
00:01:04 – mean here instead of the copy being
00:01:07 – editable we should come in and modify it
00:01:10 – you have the ability to convert the copy
00:01:15 – to outline so it's almost like it's
00:01:18 – artwork artwork like a shape that you
00:01:21 – could modify so here I have some copy
00:01:24 – that I've laid out in this great font
00:01:27 – that I've been using lately called blend
00:01:29 – script gobbling to it below but here I
00:01:34 – have some copy that I've laid out if I'd
00:01:37 – like to create this to be outlines all I
00:01:41 – do is come to type create outlines and
00:01:46 – when I do that boom it's as if the
00:01:53 – artwork has been outlined so that it is
00:01:56 – a fact I shape here I'm going between my
00:01:59 – outline
00:02:01 – and premium mode in outline mode I have
00:02:06 – the ability to see kind of like the
00:02:07 – skeleton underneath the body so back in
00:02:11 – preview mode commander control why I can
00:02:15 – see the actual colors but once your text
00:02:20 – is outlined it's no longer editable so
00:02:22 – if you're going to convert your fonts to
00:02:25 – outlines that's a convenient way to hand
00:02:28 – off your artwork to someone else who
00:02:29 – won't need the font but if you need the
00:02:34 – ability to modify or change the copy
00:02:36 – especially after you've handed it off to
00:02:39 – a printer then you're going to want to
00:02:41 – keep a copy that editable so here i have
00:02:46 – my font that's been outlined and i'm
00:02:50 – noticing that it's grouped by default
00:02:53 – after it being outlined maybe Groot you
00:02:56 – could try to ungroup it command or ctrl
00:02:59 – shift G and C now you can segment out
00:03:05 – each individual letter so one of the
00:03:07 – points in creating outlines of your copy
00:03:09 – is so that you can modify it now I could
00:03:13 – make changes to it so that it is more
00:03:16 – unique for application in a logo for
00:03:21 – example another use is so that you don't
00:03:24 – need to hand off the font when you
00:03:26 – provide the artwork to your client so
00:03:29 – what i do is i create an eps file format
00:03:33 – for my outlined illustrator files and i
00:03:37 – keep an editable AI file so that i can
00:03:39 – make changes in the future and that's
00:03:42 – how you create a line in Illustrator if
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