Excerpted from The Adobe Illustrator CS5 WOW! Book by Sharon Steuer. Copyright © 2011. Used with permission of Pearson Education, Inc. and Peachpit Press.
To label curving features like rivers and roads on custom maps, cartographer Steve Gordon relies on setting type on a path using Adobe Illustrator. But kinks in the paths of geographic features mean spending a lot of time smoothing type paths. Gordon uses several strategies to get the kinks out of map labels.