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Working with Type in the Adobe Illustrator CS5 Perspective Grid

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In print or online, readers are unimpressed by text that's just plonked down onto a graphical background. On the other hand, type with tasteful effects can make a publication or web page much more inviting. David Karlins, author of Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium How-Tos: Essential Techniques, shows how to manipulate text in Adobe Illustrator CS5 to lend great visual perspective.
Final Advice on Working with Type in a Perspective Grid

Final Advice on Working with Type in a Perspective Grid

Working with type in a perspective grid is significantly different from working with shapes. Until you select type with the Perspective Selection tool and move it, the type is not constrained by the perspective grid. The upside is that you can annotate illustrations that use a perspective grid, and the text you add doesn't adhere to the perspective grid. The downside is that it can be disorienting when one set of rules applies to shapes in the perspective grid, while another set of rules applies to type.