It’s Tutorial Thursday! Ok, that’s not a real thing, but it is Thursday, and I do have a new Illustrator tutorial to share with you. This one is for all you font-lovers, or would-be font lovers out there. Experimenting with beautiful fonts can be such a blast—especially if you’re a type enthusiast (which, if you enjoy graphic design, there’s a pretty good chance you are). Today I’ve got a quick, simple tutorial to show you how to access font alternates.
Accessing font alternates may not be a particularly difficult tool to use, but, once you learn how to to it, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities! And, if you’re already obsessed with script fonts (a designer after my own heart), then you’re going to absolutely LOVE this. Get ready to take your type to the next level!
The main tools you will be using are:
Window>Type>Glyphs>Alternates for Current Selection
As much as I like free fonts, most fonts that include alternates do have a price tag. Luckily, there are awesome font bundles available on websites like Alien Valley or The Hungry JPEG that help you build your font collection without breaking the bank.
Now that you know how to access font alternates in Illustrator, I’m sure you’re itching to try it out. Have fun, and happy designing!
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