Illustrator How-To: Number Crunching

This video tutorial is excerpted from “Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS2 with Deke McClelland.”

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With the potent combination of Illustrator CS2 and OpenType fonts, you can click just one button to create sophisticated-looking numerals that set your work apart from others.

Click the image to play the movie.


In this video (2 minutes and 36 seconds as a 5.9MB download), you’ll learn the following:

  • How to use Illustrator CS2 OpenType capabilities to make proper looking fractions from within the open type palette
  • How to create old style numerals as well as proper ordinals

In the full Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS2 series, you can learn the fundamentals of drawing, how to use the pen tool, 3D effects, type on a path, Flash animation, and more.

This video tutorial is a QuickTime movie. Click the link “Fractions and Numerals” to play the movie. Or you can download the file by option- or right clicking on the link and saving the “.mov” file to your hard disk.

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Excerpted from “Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS2® with Deke McClelland” © 2005 Total Training ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Posted on: August 26, 2005

Deke McClelland

Electronic publishing pioneer Deke McClelland is a popular lecturer on Adobe Photoshop and the larger realm of computer graphics and design.

1 Comment on Illustrator How-To: Number Crunching

  1. hi
    i downloaded th emvie and it would not open, witht he application responding that this was not a movie. i use quicktime version 7.5.5.

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