Outlined Fonts

When using Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw converting text to outlines for print-ready vector artwork is essential. Live Fonts created using the type tool can cause problems when sending artwork to print.  If you’ve used a typeface that SDi Brands doesn’t have installed on our computers, all text in the document will print incorrectly.  This is why you’ll find that fonts within most vector logos (containing text) will have been converted to outlines, paths, or curves. This basically means that the text is no longer text; it has become a graphic, and the text cannot be altered.

Live Font

Live Font

Outlined Font

Outlined Font

To convert text to outlines

-Select the text with live fonts (image on left).
-Select Type > Create Outlines from the menu. The text will become outlined and can’t be edited as text.
-Now, as you can see, the line beneath the text has gone (image on right). The text character now has editable paths, outlines, or curves around them; they are no longer text, but vector graphics.

Downloadable PDF Instructions