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Adobe Illustrator Easter Egg Hunt Flyer Tutorial


This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Easter Egg Hunt Flyer using the Professional Graphic Design Application - Adobe Illustrator.

Adobe Illustrator Easter Egg Hunt Flyer
Adobe Illustrator Easter Egg Hunt Flyer

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Steps


01: Document Setup
02: Add Text
03: The Character Palette
04: Edit Text
05: Align Text
06: Add More Text
07: Add Color
08: RGB Values
09: Drop Shadow
10: Offset - X and Y
11: Royalty Free Images
12: Place Images
13: Arrange Images
14: Save File

Step 01: Document Setup

Adobe Illustrator Menu Bar
Adobe Illustrator Menu Bar

Adobe Illustrator File Menu - New
Adobe Illustrator File Menu - New
To begin, locate the Menu Bar and select File > New.

This will bring up the New Document Window.

Adobe Illustrator New Document Window
Adobe Illustrator New Document Window

In the Artboard Setup, set Units to "Inches" and set Size to "Letter", which is 8.5 by 11 inches.

Adobe Illustrator Orientation Portrait Icon
Adobe Illustrator
Orientation
Portrait Icon
Select the first button next to Orientation to set the Canvas to Portrait.

In Color Mode select "RGB Color". Click OK.


Step 02: Add Text

Adobe Illustrator Toolbox
Adobe
Illustrator
Toolbox
Select the Type Tool
Adobe Illustrator Type Tool
Adobe Illustrator
Type Tool
from the Tool Box.


Click anywhere on the canvas and start typing. Start with the Event's Address.

"Adrienne's Recreation Center
495 Aiden St.,
Atlantis Place, Atlantis 34332
Tel. 555.666.5555
Fax 555.666.7777"


Step 03: The Character Palette

To make changes to the Text, go to Window > Type > Character.
Adobe Illustrator Window Menu
Adobe Illustrator Window Menu

Adobe Illustrator Type Menu
Adobe Illustrator Type Menu

This brings up the Character Palette, which sets the Font and Format for the selected characters.



Step 04: Edit Text

Adobe Illustrator Character Palette
Adobe Illustrator Character Palette
The Character Palette is also tabbed together with the Paragraph Palette and the Open Type Palette.

Adobe Illustrator Select Tool
Adobe Illustrator
Select Tool
Use the Selection Tool to select the Text. Then select the Down Arrow next to "Myriad" to change the Font.

Here it is set to "Segoe Print" which is a free Font that was downloaded at FontFreak.

The Font Style should be set to Regular.

Adobe Illustrator Font Size Icon
Adobe Illustrator
Font Size Icon
Set the Font Size to "21pt".

Adobe Illustrator Leading Icon
Adobe Illustrator
Leading Icon
Set the Leading or Line Spacing to "21pt".


Step 05: Align Text

Adobe Illustrator Paragraph Palette
Adobe Illustrator Paragraph Palette
Select the Paragraph Tab and click on the Align Center Icon, which is 2nd Icon on the first row.

Then go back to the Character Tab, select the Company Title, set the Font Size to "24pt" and change the Font Style to Bold.

The Text should look like this:

Adobe Illustrator Easter Flyer Title
Adobe Illustrator Easter Flyer Title


Step 06: Add More Text

To enter a new block of Text, click on the Selection Tool, then go back and select the Type Tool. Then click anywhere on the canvas and start typing. Repeat for each block of Text.

The "Easter Crafts Egg Hunt" Text and the "Date" Text are of the Font Family "Advert" which was also downloaded from FontFreak.

Set the Size for the "Date" Text at Size "24pt" with a Leading of "24pt" and the "Easter" Text at Size "80pt" with a Leading of "75pt".

Center all Text. This is what all the Text on the page will look like.

Adobe Illustrator Easter Flyer with Text
Adobe Illustrator Easter Flyer with Text