How to customize a font in illustrator! (& the tools I use)

By Abi Connick on youtube.com

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In this step you'll learn about manipulating typography to create unique designs. Using four different tools in Adobe Illustrator, you'll be able to customize a font to portray a certain emotion or feeling towards your target audience. You'll learn how to use the Direct Selection Tool, Pencil Tool, Curvature Tool and Width Tool to create a distinct and one of a kind typeface. You'll be able to customize the shape, width, length and thickness of the font to create something that is unique and stands out.