Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tip #74. Some kits come with alphas. Some have all the letters and symbols on a single page, some have each letter or character as in individual file and some kit designers provide both. When all the characters are in a single file, you will want to use a polygonal or lasso selection tool to surround the letter you want to use and then the Move tool to position it on your layout. If you want to Transform the letters, I strongly suggest that you Merge Down, so all of the letters are on a single layer and then transform them as a group. Otherwise, you are going to be jotting down numbers, so you can transform them to all be the same size. Once you merge, you can’t move one letter at a time though. You’ll need to align and space them all first.