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Chapter 19. Working with Type in Illustrator > Understanding Type Objects

Understanding Type Objects

Almost as often as it's used for illustration, Illustrator is called upon to create type-heavy documents like flyers, menus, labels, and packaging. There are four kinds of type objects: Point Type, Area Type, Type on a Path, and Legacy Type.

Point Type and Area Type Objects

Of all the methods for entering type, Point Type is the simplest to work with. It is so named because it begins with a single end point and no path segments (see Figure 19.1).


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