Converting Text2:35 with Ashley Burke
The final layer on your logo is Type. In order for your text to show up in all websites; even those that do not recognize your font choice, you will need to convert your text type to a shape.
Now we need to add our type. 0:00 I want the type to be a soft yellow. 0:01 Which is not in our swatch palette so we can create a new swatch for that. 0:07 I'll hit OK and gonna drag this into our color group so we have that. 0:11 See. 0:20 The font I'm going to be using is called Lotto again, in regular. 0:22 I want it to 0:27 be all caps. 0:32 And I want to scale this down, so I'm going to hold down 0:45 SHIFT as I constrain proportions and sort of center that up. 0:50 Ooh, that's nice. 0:55 Okay. 0:56 One last thing. 0:57 You wanna go ahead and convert your text to outlines or shapes so 0:58 that when this file is moving around to different owners, 1:03 they don't also need to have a font, they just need the file. 1:07 So to convert this to an outline, We'll go to object expand. 1:12 It's going to ask you if you want to expand the fill and we'll say yes and what 1:17 that does is it turns it into shape data rather than have any font data in there. 1:23 Okay. 1:30 And also what we're gonna do is right behind it, add a highlight color. 1:32 So I'm going to create a background 1:40 by drawing a rectangle the size of my artboard. 1:45 Going to make it this nice blue color, okay. 1:49 And I'm going to move it down. 1:53 Command open bracket, we'll bring that all the way down to the bottom, 1:57 I'll hit command two to lock it, and I'll just scale this up to make it pretty. 2:01 This is gonna be our logo, so I'll name it in our layers panel. 2:11 And this is our reference, of course. 2:18 Lock that, and hide that for now. 2:24 And next we will be putting this all together in the page mockup. 2:28 See you there. 2:33
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