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Justify Text Manually

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The option to justify text can be found within the Paragraph window. But what if the text you want to justify isn’t actually text anymore? What if you created outlines of your text in order to stylize the text a bit more. How can you justify the text now? With this tutorial you’ll learn how!

When using paragraph text, the Justify option is available within the Paragraph window as seen below. To access the Paragraph window, go to Window > Type > Paragraph and while your text is selected, click the “Justify all lines” option. You should get the following:

But let’s say that from the beginning we wanted to manipulate the text and add some style to it. To do this, select the text and chose Type > Create Outlines as shown below:

Then make sure you ungroup the letters by going to Object > Ungroup. You could work with each letter individually now if you wanted to. Let’s say I wanted to add a brush stroke to all of my letters to stylize the text a bit more. To do that I selected all my letters and then clicked on a brush in the Brushes window. Here’s what I have so far:

So how would I justify the text manually from here? Here’s how!

STEP ONE

Select the last letter from the first and second lines of text. In the example we’re using, that would be the letter “e” in Jacorre and the letter “o” in Studio. Then choose “Horizontal Align Right” in the Align window. If you don’t see your Align window go to Window > Align.

STEP TWO

Now select all the letters that you want to justify. In the example we’re using, that would be the letters for “Jacorre”. Then choose “Horizontal Distribute Space ” in the Align window. Again, if you don’t see your Align window go to Window > Align. You should have the following result:

Now you know how to justify text manually! Enjoy!

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