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#1 artist786



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 11:11 AM

I have been playing with the swirl tool and pen tools in AI, I havent really used AI much because im use to photoshop. I was wondering if i could use to swirl tool and pen tools to create a custom cursive type of lettering ... then use the width tool and make certian areas wider, is this possible? or am i going about creating letters all wrong?

#2 casualfriday


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 05:25 PM

I would use the pen tool to create the letters, and the width tool is a great way to make your letters not look so uniform in its thickness. If i want to "create" a letter I usually draw around each part of the letter. For example the letter the letter A as shown in box 1. You might think to draw it as 3 lines with the pen, then use the width tool, however I like to draw around the letter (I draw the outline then put in a fill color) as shown in box 2. I would definitely try both ways, and see which way works best for you. Or you could always find a free script font online and use that :)

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Hope this was helpful :)

#3 darkobovan



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 07:40 PM

If I understood clearly what you asked, I can tell just - it's not possible.

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