common object example

Summary:

Add a Movie Credit Font to your Poster

    ●   This tutorial is an introduction to downloading and installing Fonts.

    ●   Remember: Always Be Creative! Try different things!


Learn About:

Downloading and Installing Fonts

  •   This tutorial is used in the Monster Mesh Project.

Other People's Work:

Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.

 

Step #1: Download this Font ~

Right-Click this => Movie Credit Font and hit "Save Link as …"

… and save the file to your Destop.


Step #2: Expand ~

Go to your Desktop expand the file it by Double-Clicking it (the file is "zipped").

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Step #3: Open Font Book ~

Go to where you downloaded the font, open it, and double-click on the .tff file(s) …

ttf file

… when Font Book opens, click Install Font.

font book install


Step #5: Open Your Project ~

Open YOUR PROJECT in Illustrator

 

 

… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …

… make a New Layer, and lock lock your other layers.

new layer


Step #6: Open This ~

Save This File to your desktop => movie-credit-font.ai and open it in Illustrator.


Step #7: Copy and Paste ~

Hit Cmd (⌘)+A cmd e + a key to select all …

… and paste everything on the new layer.


Step #8: Caps Lock ~

To change names - hit Caps Lock

… and type some fictious names


Step #9: Create Outlines ~

Get the Selection Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (v) …

… go to: Type > Create Outlines


 

 

… or hit the keyboard shortcut:

shift key+ +

 

 

… but however you do it, be sure to ALWAYS create outlines of your text.

 


Step #10: Colors and Effects ~

Go to: Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow on the text and star shape - try the other effects also - Try different stuff! Make something interesting!

shiny button example

Last Step: Save your Project and Attach ~

Go to: File > Save as … and save your work as - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.ai]

save as an ai

Attach it and keep working …


  •   ALWAYS save your projects like this:
FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME

 

  •   DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.

 

  •   NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.