The written word is very powerful. Because of this, almost every illustration you create will have some form of text in it. Why? Because text is a highly effective way to communicate a message. Unless you’re a very gifted designer (very possible) or have a very flexible client (highly unlikely), you won’t be creating illustrations without text. A company’s name, product name, dates, times, the company slogan, these are all things that you may need to use in your illustrations. Even larger amounts of text for menus, magazine ads, and websites can be created in Illustrator. Although other programs such as Quark, InDesign, and Dreamweaver may all be better suited for those tasks, Illustrator offers you many options with which to create text. To make it even more appealing, Adobe has totally rewritten the text engine in Illustrator CS from the ground up. Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign now share the same text engine. So let’s tackle the next chapter. Text effects.
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