The option to justify text can be found within the
Paragraph window. But what if the text you want to
justify isn't actually text anymore? What if you
created outlines of your text in order to stylize
the text a bit more... How can you justify the text
now? With this tutorial you'll learn all!
When using paragraph text, the Justify option is
available within the Paragraph window as seen below.
To access the Paragraph window, go to Window > Type
> Paragraph and while your text is selected, click
the Justify all lines option. You should get the
But let's say that from the beginning we wanted to
manipulate the text and add some style to it. To do
this, select the text and chose Type > Create
Outlines as shown below:
Then make sure you ungroup the letters by going to
Object > Ungroup. You could work with each letter
individually now if you wanted to. Let's say I
wanted to add a brush stroke to all of my letters to
stylize the text a bit more. To do that I selected
all my letters and then clicked on a brush in the
Brushes window. Here's what I have so far:
So how would I justify the text manually from here?
Step 1: Select the last
letter from the first and second lines of text. In
the example we're using, that would be the letter
"e" in Jacorre and the letter "o" in Studio. Then
choose Horizontal Align Right in the Align window.
If you don't see your Align window go to Window >
Step 2: Select all the
letters that you want to justify. In the example
we're using, that would be the letters for "Jacorre".
Then choose Horizontal Distribute Space in the
Align window. Again, if you don't see your Align
window go to Window > Align. You should have the
And that's it!
Now you know how to justify text manually! Enjoy!
- Tutorial written by Jacorre