4.4 Finishing the Poster
Now we will use the Ellipse Tool and the Type on a Path Tool to add in some copy. After that, we will make a few other adjustments and we'll be done!
1.Introduction1 lesson, 01:33
2.Shape Creation Tools and Techniques in Adobe Illustrator5 lessons, 38:57
3.Creating an Oceanside Illustration5 lessons, 44:55
4.Making a Coffee Poster5 lessons, 37:48
5.Closing1 lesson, 01:51
4.4 Finishing the Poster
Hello and welcome to this lesson where we're going to finish up the poster by adding a few extra elements here. Okay. So we're going to create, some copy here, ad copy. One's gonna be so tasty and then another one's gonna be stop by for some great fresh coffee along this edge. So we're going to do, do this type on a path tool again. First we need a path, so this is gonna be a circle. So with the ellipse tool selected, let me come right around the center somewhere, hold shift and alt and just scale up, right around here. All right. So, if we take this type on a path tool and left click on the path, we can, with caps lock on, go ahead and type in SO TASTY. So, it's real small and black so you can't see it yet, but we're about to change that. We'll make it white so that it stands out really well, as much as it possibly can with this background. And I'm gonna use a font called Broadway. And I'm going to increase the font size quite a bit. I'm gonna try 60 for now, we'll have to go larger than that, so we'll try 90. Zoom up here a little bit and we can rotate it to get it situated a little bit better and we could also scale this down, shift and alt. Right around there. Okay. And then what I'm going to do is take this same ellipse, hit Control C, and then Control F and this time I'm gonna use a different fot, font, called Adam. And we're gonna make this smaller, we'll say 40 pixel or points or so. And you see this little, I've, this little I guess you could call it a path essentially, you can drag that inside and then the text aligns to the inside. So, that's handy. And we're also going to take this, left click, Shift and Alt. And drag it out, roughly right around here and we're going to rotate this around and we're going to change this copy here to stop by for some great, fresh coffee. There we go. Exclamation point. And then we can also, it's a little bit too big. So I'm gonna try a font size of 38. And let me click on that real quick. Rotate this around. And I'm gonna make it a little bit larger. I think right there is pretty good. You know what I may change the tracking as well. So, it's at zero, try 80. And I'm going to make the font size a little bit smaller, so 34. [BLANK_AUDIO] All right. So that looks pretty good right there. What I also want to do is we're going to take this one, Control C, Control F. Actually before we do that, yeah that's fine. This is gonna be a text layer as well so Control C, Control F, and we're gonna scale this up holding shift and alt. And this time I'm gonna double click on it and I'm going to put in a bunch of circles like that. I'm gonna switch back to myriad pro, they look like to be pretty good, circles to use, and we're gonna space this out a lot. So, the tracking, I'm gonna try 300. The font size, we wanna try something like 300 [BLANK_AUDIO] I think maybe we'll try 250. So, yeah, I think we'll take this in even more for the tracking here. And, let me see, I think these look a little bit ovalish. So if I go to character, and we change the vertical scale. It'll be a little bit more circular. There we go. All right, so then what we want to do, is we want to get rid of the fill. And we want to take the stroke. And we're gonna make it a lighter color, and maybe increase the stroke size just by two right there. All right, so now if I take this, I hit Control, Shift O which by the way is the same thing by going to Object, Path, Outline Stroke or actually not text. You do the converting to outlines, and there we go so now it's no longer a type that we can edit. And real quickly, to cut this off from the edges,we take the rectangle tool, we go up here against that portion. And, let me, get rid of this stroke there. This gray color. And what we can do, is I, Control C, Control F. Right there. [SOUND] Oops, hold on a second. You had to hit control shift d to get that back again. We actually just need to object path and divide object below. We'll take the direct selection tool and just select those pieces right there hit delete. And do the same thing right here object path. Divide object below. Oops. One second. Go to object path, divide object below, that shouldn't happen again. I had to reload the document, sometimes that happens. And take this right here, the direct selection tool, and just get rid of those. And if that extends beyond, that's okay. We don't have to really worry about that too much. As it's outside the document. But yes, that is it, one other thing I see that's kind of an issue right here. Is, we can kind of see some, clipping behind this. And so a way to fix that. Let me see here. [BLANK_AUDIO] First I want to, I'm gonna take everything with the selection tool right-click and ungroup it so we have all of our layers here. Now if I click on it, let's see here. That's the group there. [BLANK_AUDIO] And what's happening if we actually move this. There's another layer beneath it, so if I click on that that's that path right there. So I'm gonna back up and then just delete that path. And now it's nice and smooth there we go. All right, so that is essentially it. Right now I have this weird selection issue going on where it's selecting something, so let me just save this real quick, and reload it. There we go, all right? And that is the poster. So, hopefully you learned a lot especially we were using the, that fun tool. So in the next lesson, we're going to go ahead and introduce an optional project assignment. All right, I'll see you then.