Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 07: Add Color

Next add Color and a Drop Shadow to the "Easter" Text.
Adobe Illustrator Docked Palettes
Adobe Illustrator Docked Palettes

To the right of the screen should be the Color Palette. This should be docked with several other Palettes - Swatches, Graphic Styles, Stroke.

Double click on the Black Arrows to the left of the Color Palette.

This should give you the options to enter "CMYK" Values.

Adobe Illustrator Color Palette with CMYK Values
Adobe Illustrator Color Palette
with CMYK Values


Step 08: RGB Values

Select the Black Arrow to the right side of the Color Palette.
Adobe Illustrator Color Palette with RGB Values
Adobe Illustrator Color Palette
with RGB Values

Adobe Illustrator Color Options Menu
Adobe Illustrator
Color Options Menu
Next select "RGB" from the menu that appears.

Set R to "0", G to "128" and B to "232". Click on the canvas or click "Enter" to see the change.

Next go to the Stroke Palette and set the Weight to "2pt".

Adobe Illustrator Stroke Icon
Adobe Illustrator
Stroke Icon
Go back to the Color Palette, click on the Stroke Icon , then set all "RGB" Values to "255".

The Text should look like this:

Adobe Illustrator Blue Text
Adobe Illustrator
Blue Text


Step 09: Drop Shadow

Go to Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow.
Adobe Illustrator Effect Menu
Adobe Illustrator Effect Menu

Adobe Illustrator Stylize Menu Drop Shadow
Adobe Illustrator Stylize
Menu Drop Shadow

This will bring up the Drop Shadow Window.



Step 10: Offset - X and Y

Adobe Illustrator Drop Shadow Window
Adobe Illustrator Drop Shadow Window

Set X Offset and Y Offset to "5pt" and change Blur to "1pt", then click OK.

This is what the Drop Shadowed Text will look like.

Adobe Illustrator Text with Drop Shadow Applied
Adobe Illustrator Text with
Drop Shadow Applied




Step 12: Place Images

Go to File > Place.
Adobe Illustrator File Menu Place
Adobe Illustrator File Menu Place

Select your Image and click OK. Repeat for each Image.

Resize Images and put into desired location.



Step 13: Arrange Images

To put the Egg in front of the Rabbit, select the Egg and right click to bring up a menu.

Select Arrange > Bring to Front.

Adobe Illustrator Arrange Menu
Adobe Illustrator
Arrange Menu

Adobe Illustrator Bring To Front
Adobe Illustrator Bring To Front