Adobe Illustrator Tutorial – Making Professional Paragraphs

This Graphic Design Video Tutorial teaches you how to make clean, professional paragraphs in Adobe Illustrator Creative Suite 3.

Clean Up Your Paragraphs

Paragraphs might sound like the most Boooooring thing, but the truth is that when your type is laid out neatly in a paragraph it gives the graphic design layout more structure.


The Client Gave Me Too Much Copy

Some clients may come to you with too much typography or not enough of it. If they come to you with too much, but they demand you make it all work out somehow, knowing how to manipulate paragraphs will help you in this situation.

This is the information potential clients are going to be reading and you don’t want to make that difficult for them. In the tutorial above I decided to showcase a piece that I designed for a client of mine with a lot of text areas which were all manipulated differently.

The Client Did Not Give Me Enough Copy

The same goes for to little copy provided. In some cases you may need to ask that the client provide you with a bit more to make a statement or you can work up your own copy for them and charge accordingly.

With paragraphs you can expand and fill spaces, which in the case in the video above, helps a lot with the piece.

To find the paragraph palette go to:
Window > Type > Paragraph

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  1. Hello there Steve!

    I stumbled across your Logo Design Bootcamp series about a month or so ago. I was thrilled to learn that not only did you have a full selection from A to Z covering the many aspects of logo design but you also had recently started your next incredible series of tutorials focusing on layout design!!! Can’t thank you enough for all of your hard work and the commitment you’ve made to see this through. You’ve truly brought to us beginners a wealth of information that I still am in disbelief that all you’ve provided is absolutely FREE!

    Then just this week I found your other tutorials taking us through the basic fundamentals on into more advanced concepts. I’ve now went and started from the very first video and am taking each one in order to make sure I don’t miss a thing. They’ve all been fantastic, thank you so much! Don’t know what I would have done without this, but do know I wouldn’t be as far along in learning Illustrator without your amazing tutorials! Can’t thank you enough, honestly!!!

    I wanted to drop you this note to let you know that for this tutorial in particular, it cuts off at 1 min. 23 secs. You’re in mid sentence when the video concludes, so I am certain there is a technical glitch somewhere and thought you would want to know.

    I am looking forward to all of your tutorials, you make it really easy to follow and are a pleasure to listen to. I hope someday to be able to return the favor for helping us out as much as you have by providing your valuable and much needed insight and direction!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful rest of the night!