Custom Type Designs in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a custom typography design. Usually text styles like this would be lettered by hand, but in this tutorial I’ll share some secrets on how you can still create cool looking typography by customising ready-made fonts with clever OpenType features. The tutorial will then continue with some customisation of the type to add shadows, offset accents and highlights to create a bright and colourful text effect.

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  1. This was fantastic! Thank you for the quick tips, it’s the little things that make a big difference. (btw, I love this font in the comment box)

  2. Hi Chris – lovely tutorial! Question: at 4:39 of your video you direct us to the stroke panel to change the alignment. However, my stroke panel only allows me to change the weight. Any ideas as to why I am not seeing the same options? I am using Ai CC.

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