Lettering in Adobe Illustrator - Use the width tool in Adobe Illustrator. Rather than stretch the line with the width tool I double click on it and type in a point size and do so at strategic points on the line. I find this gives me more control and the letters follow a proportional range rather than appear arbitrary in thickness.
With every new release, Adobe Illustrator expands on its powerful vector-editing capabilities. But if that’s not enough to keep you satisfied, thankfully there’s a vast range of third party add-ons out there to help you save time and add a bit of polish to your design. Here are 15 Illustrator add-ons we recommend you integrate into your workflow.