Stylize Text

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Don’t think you have to be limited to the fonts you have. You can take any font and stylize it to your liking. Here’s a method for doing just that.


Using the Type tool, type out some text using a font you like.


With your text still selected, go to Type > Create Outlines.


Now with your text still selected, go to Object > Path > Simplify. You can play around with the settings and preview them before you apply. Make sure Preview is checked off. I used the following settings:

This is the result I got:

That’s it! This is a quick and easy way to take one font and turn it into a different style. Don’t forget that you can also use the Direct Selection tool to tweek the nodes on each letter and stylize the text even more.

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