Learn about how to create basic type objects.
- [Instructor] Now we've got our color themed version of the logo. It's time to add the type underneath. Now, I already actually know what type I've decided on because I've viewed it at an earlier point. But I'd like to show you how I found it. If I swap out now to Typekit here, which is where I went, I chose to filter by Sans Serif because I wanted something that was clean and modern, okay? And then I chose this Bilbo because it's the name of my cat and I was serching for something for him, it's nearly his birthday, and chose Headings just here, okay? And then I went by weight.
I wanted something that was light and thin. And I came across Omnes, this one here, to start off with and it kept catching my eye. I filtered by width and it stayed there. And I went through a few of the different things and then I typed here. And as I've done here with Bilbo's name, I typed in what I was actually after. And I was going all in lowercase here. I think I started out with an uppercase letter and then decided, "You know what? "It actually looked better if it stayed all lowercase." And I sketched it out a few times using that as a basis and I really liked it.
So I clicked through to that just to have a bit more of a look at it and see it in place. Some of these are paid for; these ones. But these two here, fortunately, are included in the Typekit plan. So I decided to sync Omnes Regular in this movie, which is, of course, what I'm doing right now. So Creative Cloud will sync that. If I now go back to Illustrator and tap "t" to get the type tool, and click, this creates me something called point text.
It's basically text that emanates from a point. You don't have to click and drag to create a box as you do in InDesign. You can because that creates you area text, which is very similar to the frames in InDesign. But if you just want text like this emanating from a point, it's perfect. So if I just type lila here just now and select that, okay? What I can do is go to the character field here and type Omnes like so and hit Return, and it filters it to Omnes Regular.
And there it is. It's amazing that it's so, so fast. If I bring that out, what I'll do is I'm going to hold down the Shift key, again, because I want proportions, and just drag out like so. Wow; so, so close. Mine was a screenshot as well based on that. So I just resize that like so. Excellent. And that's pretty much how I want it. So what we can do next, is we can work a little bit on some of these shapes, okay? And move them into place.
So we'll do that in the next movie.
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