Adobe Illustrator has several type creation tools and options. You can type straight text, text along a curved line or shape, confine text to a pre-drawn shape, link text from one place to another, and change text into objects which can be distorted, filled, etc.
You often see text wrapped around a shape. Here is an
overview of the various options Illustrator has to offer you.
No Adobe Indesign and trying to create a brochure with Illustrator? With artboards you can control all ‘pages’ in one file.
More on artboards:
Looking for a crop tool in Illustrator CS5? Try a
clipping mask instead! This way all your outside canvas drawings won’t be lost.
Draw a rectangle above the area to be ‘cropped’
Select all layers that need ‘cropping’
Select Object > Clipping mask > Make
Still looking for cropping ways? Here are two examples:
Wonder how to create ‘cutting marks’, ‘cutting lines’ in Illustrator? This feature is called ‘crop marks’. An excellent tutorial can be found here:
Adobe Illustrator CS5 reference
I’ve used these settings on a Lexmark X4650, but it will do fine on other printers too, if you want to make sure all measurements resemble on paper.
Lexmark print dialog
Check off ‘print last page first’ (when using artboards things can get tricky)
Choose print quality
Illustrator print dialog
Media size: A4 borderless (do not use borderless printing in the Lexmark print dialog, it uses a slight resize)
Do not scale (make sure you use correct size on design, artboards can be resized easily with the artboard tool Shift + O)