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Welcome to the Course

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Text effects can be just what a graphic flyer, website hero, or branding project need. In this course, you’ll learn how to create a layered 3D isometric text design in Adobe Illustrator. There are a number of different steps needed to create this particular effect, but by the end of the course you’ll be able to take any font, with any word, and create a similar effect yourself!

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1. Introduction

1.1 Welcome to the Course

Hey there, my name is Daniel white. Some people online know me as Danski. I'm a Designer and Instructor within Envato Tuts+. In this course, we're going to learn how to create an awesome layered isometric text effect all in Adobe Illustrator. And there's a number of different steps involved in creating this particular effect. By the end of this course, you'll be able to take pretty much any font and any word and then create a similar effect yourself. And because you're a subscriber to Tuts+ you get access to Envato Elements. And the font that we're going to be using in this course is called Indigo. If you'd like to download it as part of an Element subscription then hey, that's fine, the link is included with the course. Okay, so there's a brief introduction of what we're gonna be doing in this course, so now we're gonna jump into Adobe Illustrator and get started.

2. Designing the Isometric Text Effect

2.1 Setting Up Our Project

Okay, so we're now in Adobe Illustrator. First things first. We need a new document. So we'll start by going to File down to New, and you'll see the welcome screen. And I'm gonna select 1920 by 1080 here. You can pick any document size you like. It doesn't really matter. I'm using pixels. And I'm gonna twiddle this down here and get some more options. Now, we're working in RGB color mode. This is designing for screens. You can use CMYK, that's if you're designing for print. But we get a few more colors in the RGB spectrum. So we're gonna stick with this one, because we got some quite punchy colors I'm gonna be using within this design. 72 ppi is absolutely fine for this. Click Create and you'll see that we get a new artboard and a new document. So the next thing to do is to save this. So if we go up to File, down to Save As, and we can type a name. I'm gonna call this Course. Save that as an Adobe Illustrator file. These are the settings that I'm using. Click OK, there we go. We have our document saved so we're all good just in case something goes wrong. Okay, so first of all we actually need to get ourselves a font. So as I said, we're gonna jump to envantoelements. We've got this nice font here, a chunky font called indigo. You can see a few different uses of this font here. But when you're happy, click Download, and it will download that font. And if I just jump to my desktop, it will download it most likely as a zip folder. And what you can do, whether you're on Windows 10 or Mac OS, is double click this and it will either extract it or you can go inside the zip folder. Essentially, we want to get the contents of the zip folder out onto our desktop or another folder location on our computer. So you can see I've got mine here. And if I just whip this up, it might look something like this. There is an outline version as well, but we're not going to use that. So whether you're using the OpenType format or the TrueType, just double click on the font. And as I say, whether you're on Windows 10 or Mac OS, you have an option to install that font. And there you go, you're all good to get started. And it should automatically load that font straight into Adobe Illustrator. If it doesn't, just give Illustrator a restart and you should be all good to go. Okay, so we've created a new document. We've saved that document. We've also installed the font that we're going to be using in this course. So yeah, I will see you in the next lesson.