Change Type Font and Its Size in Adobe Illustrator CS6
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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we will show you how to edit type and font size in Adobe Illustrator CS6 in Windows 7.
You should have Adobe Illustrator open and a document ready
For instructions on how to complete these steps, please view our other VisiHow tutorials. In this video, there is imported text in the document.
Highlight the text box by clicking it
There is the blue frame around the imported text. This means that you are able to edit the text.
When you are trying to edit type, it is recommended that you click "Type Tool"
You can find "Type Tool" in the vertical menu on the left-hand side of your screen. This gives more flexibility.
Now, click and drag the cursor over the text that you need to change
The text will be highlighted in black.
Next, click "Type" at the top of the window
Move the cursor to "Font" in the drop-down menu
An expanded menu will appear with a list of fonts in the alphabetical order. Move the cursor to the very bottom to scroll down.
Click the font that you like
You can zoom in to see how the text has changed
If you don't like the look or if the font is too large, you click "Type"
Then move the cursor to "Size" in the drop-down menu
The expanded menu next to "Size" recommends different options that have the best quality when printed.
This is the font size to fit the text within the canvas.
Another way to change the font and size is by highlighting the text
Then, click the "Stroke Weight" drop-down menu in the horizontal toolbar at the top of the window
You can also click "Opacity"
You can click the "Font" drop-down menu
You will not have a preview of each font. It will change the style of your text. In order to change the font, you do not need to click the "Type" menu at the top of the window.
You can also click the size drop-down menu on the toolbar to change the size of the font
You can highlight one word in the text
Click the "Font Style" drop-down menu
You will be able to click "Regular" and, for some fonts, "Bold", "Italic", "Light", "Light Italic", and "Bold Italic".
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