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Highlight text affect in illustrator cs5


#1
Evening all,

Can anyone shed some light on how to give text/type used in illustrator CS5 the highlighted effect, where there is a block of colour behind the copy.

I have added a example of what i am trying to achieve below.

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ARRIVALS

Well-Known Member
#3
What Kate said. I'm not sure there is an automatic way of doing it like in Microsoft Word which is what I'm assuming you're asking.
 
#4
Thanks for the advice, the technique you have both suggested is how i would get around this issue.
I just assumed there was or is an effect you can add to certain parts of text??
 

ARRIVALS

Well-Known Member
#5
Like I said, there is that exact tool in MS Word. I've never seen one in any of the CS programs though. It doesn't take 20 seconds to do it manually. Create a box, fill it with colour and send it to the back, positioned in the right place.
 

bigdave

Moderator
Staff member
#9
A bit of zag-zig thinking for you but why not get a highlighter, draw the line you want then scan & live trace it? That way you'll have exactly the right line and it wont look man made.