|Working with Panels
TypeStyler's geometric shapes are called Panels. This section
teaches you how to create panels for your TypeStyler
The flexibility that TypeStyler brings to each design decision
arises from its treatment of text as graphic objects. In addition
to text, TypeStyler applies the same object manipulation techniques
to panels that can enhance the appearance of text objects. For
example, you can place a full-page, patterned color panel behind a
styled type logo to create a complete page layout. Panels are also
great for use in designing logos and creating buttons and other web
Panels, like type, can be manipulated by using both the Shaper tool
and commands in the Arrange menu. Panels can also be customized in
the Style Workshop. Panels do not contain headline objects but they
can be containers for body or paragraph text objects.
TypeStyler's panels are manipulated and customized in the same way
that you style text objects. Since the operations are so similar,
this chapter on panels contains only additional, panel-specific
information. Please see the sections styling and customizing type
for instructions regarding the dialogs and tools that create both
type and panels.
Choose one of the panel tools from Tool palette to create the area
within a document to be occupied by a new panel. This is called
"growing a panel box." Click the Panel tool at the corner of the
area you want to select, and drag diagonally across the area to
form a box. When you let go of the mouse button, the Panel appears
occupying the area you defined.
Note: When growing
a panel box, if you hold down the shift key, the box will be
constrained to a square.