Adobe Illustrator Digital Photography Flyer Tutorial
Step 11: Add and Rotate Star
Hold the Left mouse button down while the cursor is over the Rectangle Tool to reveal a pop out menu of other Shapes.
Scroll over and select the Star Tool. Draw the Star on the Canvas.
Once the Star is drawn, click on the Selection Tool.
You will notice that "8 White Squares" appear on the Bounding Box around the Star.
Hold the mouse over any one of these Squares until the cursor changes to a Rotate Arrow.
Hold the Left mouse button down to Rotate the Star to the desired position.
This is how the Star would appear on the Flyer.
Step 12: Star Transparency
To adjust the Star's Transparency, go to the Transparency Tab that is at the bottom of this large palette or go to the Menu Bar and select Window > Transparency.
In the Transparency Palette, set Opacity to "40%".
This Star will look like this:
Step 13: Drop Shadow
With the Star selected, go to the Effect Menu > Stylize > Drop Shadow.
This will bring up the Drop Shadow Window.
Set the Opacity to 75%, X Offset to "0.1" in, Y Offset to "0.1" in, Blur to "0.7" in, and click OK.
Step 14: Royalty Free Images
Next we can add Images to the document.
I downloaded photos from these 3 sites that have Royalty Free Images to use without any hassel.
Step 15: Place Images
To Insert an Image go to File > Place.
This opens up the Place Window where you select your Image and click Place.
Step 16: Image Border
To give the Image a Border, draw a Rectangle around it.
Resize it to fit the Image by moving your mouse over each of the 4 Center Squares and dragging the Double Arrow towards the Image.
Step 17: The Stroke Palette
Go back to the Color Palette and give the Rectangle No Fill and set the Stroke to "White".
Then go to the Stroke Palette and set Weight to "2pt".
Step 18: Group Objects
While holding down the "Shift" Key, use the Selection Tool to select both the Rectangle and the Image.
Then select both the "Ctrl" Key and the "G" Key on your keyboard or select the Object Menu > Group.
Repeat Step 13 to apply a Drop Shadow.
The Image should now look like this:
Apply these settings to the remaining Images.
Step 19: Arrange Images
Select an Image, then right click and choose Arrange > Bring to Front from the menu that appears.
You can rotate between the options in this menu to organize the Images.
Step 20: Save File
The completed Adobe Illustrator Digital Photography Flyer should look like this:
To Save, go to File > Save.
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