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Lesson 7. Working with Type > Creating type outlines - Pg. 187

Working with Type 187 When you turn a path or object into a type path, the path becomes unstroked and unfilled, even if the path was originally stroked or filled. After the type is selected, any changes to the paint settings affect only the type, not the path. 7. To move the type path, use the selection tool ( ) to select the block of type, and drag it to the new position. To adjust the starting position of the type along the path, select the path-type tool, and then click before the word Photo. Press the spacebar to move the type further along the path. Choose File > Save. 8. 9. Creating type outlines You can modify the shapes of individual letters in a block of type by converting the block to type outlines or letterforms. When you create type outlines, each character becomes a separate object with compound paths outlining the character. Now you'll convert the number 800 into outlines and change the shape of the letterforms to create a special effect. 1. Choose View > Outline, and then choose Window > Show Navigator to display a thumbprint of the artboard in the Navigator palette. Click in the top right corner of the thumbprint image to move the red box over the number 800. Use the selection tool ( ) to select the type 800 in the top right corner of the artwork, and then choose Type > Create Outlines. The type is converted to a set of compound paths around each number that can be edited and manipulated like any other object. Click away from the artwork to deselect the numbers, and then select the group-selection tool ( ) from the same group as the direct-selection tool in the toolbox. The group-selection tool lets you select individual outlines in a compound path. Shift-click to select the outer paths of all three numbers, and press the Up Arrow key a few times to move the paths up, leaving the inner paths of all three in their original position. 2. 3. 4. Figure . Create outlines.