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Chapter 6. Working with type > Getting started

Getting started

You’ll be working in one art file during this lesson, but before you begin, restore the default preferences for Adobe Illustrator CS2. Then open the finished art file for this lesson to see the illustration.

1.
To ensure that the tools and palettes function exactly as described in this lesson, delete or deactivate (by renaming) the Adobe Illustrator CS2 preferences file. See “Restoring default preferences” on page 3.

2.
Launch Adobe Illustrator CS2.

3.
Choose File > Open. Locate the file named L6_finish.ai in the Lesson06 folder inside the AICIB that you copied onto your hard drive. This art is a poster for Sammy’s ShoeWorld, and you will create the text in this lesson. Leave it open for reference, or choose File > Close.

The finished Type Poster.

4.
Choose File > Open. From the Open window, navigate to the Lesson06 folder inside the AICIB folder. Open the file named L6_begin.ai.

This file has some non-text components ready; you will build all text elements necessary to complete the poster.

5.
Choose File > Save As. In the Save As window, navigate to the Lesson06 folder and open it. Type shoe_poster.ai in the File name text field. In the Save as Type drop-down menu, choose Adobe Illustrator (.AI). In the Illustrator Options window, leave at the default and choose OK.


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