Outline-itis: be careful with those outlined fonts!

outline-itis-posterframeSomething about that “outline” function is so enticing to amateur designers. Sometimes type is on a busy background, the colors don’t contrast enough, or they just think it looks cool to outline type.

But this can be a big mistake! Poorly-considered outlines are a dead giveaway of design n00bism.

The main problem is, many software programs apply outlines in a way that makes the outlines intrude on the letterforms. They get distorted, and lose all of their character – no pun intended.

Find out how to avoid Outline-itis in this video:

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