Adding type to a poster design in Adobe Illustrator – EP 18/19

Avatar Gareth David | February 8, 2018 1230 Views 0 Likes 5 On 2 Ratings

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In this video, e are going to carry on from where we left off in the previous episode and using the type tools, continue to add some type elements to our poster and Tshirt design.




00:01:35 - Adding type 

00:12:25 - Using Touch type tool 




T - Type tool

S - Scale tool

I - Eyedropper tool


cmd (Ctrl PC) + G - Group selection

cmd (Ctrl PC) + A - Select all

cmd (Ctrl PC) + C - Copy

cmd (Ctrl PC) + V - Paste

cmd (Ctrl PC) + R - Show rulers

cmd (Ctrl PC) + ; - Show guides


Press & hold shift + click - Select multiple objects (with selection tool active)

Press & hold shift + click - Deselect objects (with selection tool active)


Press & hold shift + click - Draw straight & 45 degree lines (with pen tool active)


Press & hold alt + click & drag - Quick duplicate object (with selection tool active)





In this video tutorial, I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.



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