Typographic Designs

These days, print designs consisting of words depicted with multiple font styles are extremely popular. The size, colors, and spacing between the design elements makes as much sense as the actual words and their meaning. Here is an example of such print template:

A seal.

This class of designs is called typographic designs and they are very sensitive to lengths of text strings used in them. If a user changes a text element length while personalizing the template, it may break the design layout:

A seal.

The <AST> marker is specially designed to prevent such troubles in typographic designs. Plain text layers marked with <AST> never change their length and height, no matter what text a user types in the layer. The entered text is automatically resized to fill the original bounding box.

Let us mark text layers in the design with the <AST> marker. The result looks as follows:

A seal.

Now let us customize the design in the web-to-print editor. As you can see the design looks consistent now - it is customized but the layout is preserved:

A seal.

See Also

Manual