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How to Change The Default Font & Swatches in Adobe Illustrator CC

Lesson 29 from: Adobe Illustrator Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

How to Change The Default Font & Swatches in Adobe Illustrator CC

Lesson 29 from: Adobe Illustrator Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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Lesson Info

29. How to Change The Default Font & Swatches in Adobe Illustrator CC

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

Class Introduction to Advanced Adobe Illustrator CC

02:35
2

Getting Started with Your Adobe Illustrator Advanced Tutorial

01:19

Drawing

3

Trick for Redrawing Hand Drawn Images in Adobe Illustrator CC

03:17
4

Curvature Tool vs Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

10:27
5

Advanced Pen Tool Tricks Using Adobe Illustrator CC

08:47
6

How to Draw Flowing Curves in Adobe Illustrator with the Width Tool

13:14
7

Mastering Corners with Adobe Illustrator CC Corner Widget Effects

05:27
8

The Best Creation Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC the Shape Builder Tool

23:01
9

More Shape Builder Goodness

11:02
10

Using Live Shape Effects in Adobe Illustrator CC

06:03
11

Class Project - Drawing Exercise Using Width, Curvature & Corner Widgets

01:38
12

Drawing - Quiz

Keyboard Shortcuts

13

Advanced Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CC

11:05
14

Keyboard Shortcuts - Quiz

Color & Patterns

15

Advanced Color Tips & Tricks for Adobe Illustrator CC

15:44
16

Using Color Themes in Adobe Illustrator CC

03:02
17

How to Color a Real Hand Drawing Using Adobe Illustrator CC

07:07
18

How to Use the Color Guide in Adobe Illustrator

02:47
19

How to Change All the Colors at Once in Adobe Illustrator Recolour Artwork

04:19
20

How to Make Gradients Bend in Adobe Illustrator CC Using Gradient Mesh

13:36
21

How to Make Long Shadows in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:15
22

How to Blend Images with the Background Colors in Adobe Illustrator Blend Modes

03:26
23

How to Make Images Black & White in Illustrator & Mix with Color

07:44
24

How Do You Make Anaglyphic Text Using Adobe Illustrator CC

06:12
25

How to Make Gradient Stroke Overlap & Mix Colors in Adobe Illustrator

06:39
26

How to Create a Duotone Image Effect in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:23
27

Advanced Repeating Pattern Swatches in Adobe Illustrator CC

14:16
28

Color & Patterns - Quiz

Workflow Speed

29

How to Change The Default Font & Swatches in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:36
30

Advanced Workflow Tricks for Adobe Illustrator CC

10:52
31

Shortcuts for Aligning & Distributing in Illustrator CC Using Actions

04:28
32

How to Proof Colors in Adobe Illustrator CC

01:25
33

Adobe Illustrator is Running Slow, How Do I Speed Up Illustrator

09:40
34

How Best to Use Illustrator With Other Adobe CC Software

08:13
35

Workflow Speed - Quiz

Typography

36

Advanced Fonts Tricks & Tips in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:52
37

How to Put Text Type into the Shape of a Letter in Adobe Illustrator CC

08:40
38

How to Use the Touch Type Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

02:27
39

Typography - Quiz

Strokes & Lines

40

How to Multiply Strokes to a Path in Adobe Illustrator CC

06:24
41

How to Add a Stroke Line Around the Outside of Text or Shapes in Illustrator

03:45
42

How to Make Multiple Lines Using Offset Path in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:33

Depth, Perspective & 3D

43

Introduction to 3D in Adobe Illustrator CC

11:10
44

How to Make Semi Flat 3D Icons & UI Design Using Adobe Illustrator CC

15:22
45

How to Make the Paper Cut Effect in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:35

Charts & Graphs

46

How to Make a Pie Chart Line Graph & Bar Graph in Adobe Illustrator CC

17:38

Artboards & Pages

47

Advanced Artboard & Pages Tricks in Adobe Illustrator CC

05:42

Creative Cloud

48

Advanced CC Libraries Adobe Stock and Adobe Market

09:12

Images

49

Advanced Image Tricks & Tips in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:22

Transform, Distort & Blend

50

How to Distort Bend Shapes & Type in Adobe Illustrator CC

03:39
51

How to Make a 3D Ribbon in Adobe Illustrator CC

08:58
52

How to Create Lots of Lines that Blend Together in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:24
53

How to Make 3D Gradient Lettering Blends in Adobe Illustrator CC

11:25
54

49. How to Make a Linocut Effect in Adobe Illustrator CC

08:26
55

How to Use the Puppet Warp Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:33
56

Transform, Distort & Blend Quiz

Web UI design

57

How to Use Adobe Illustrator for Web & UI Design

15:17

Animating

58

How to Make an Animated GIF Using Adobe Illustrator CC

14:52

Conclusion

59

What Next After Your Illustrator Advanced Course

01:07

Final Quiz

60

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How to Change The Default Font & Swatches in Adobe Illustrator CC

Hi there in this video, we are going to set the defaults for the swatches in adobe, illustrator will also set the default font, get rid of Myriad 12. Okay, will change everything we need to we'll even turn off that pesky hyphenation. Alright, let's go and do that now in illustrator. Alright, first up, it can be a pain. I'm using illustrator. It's called illustrated 22. Right? Um under illustrator about this is version 22. Okay. It's also called CC 2018. It should work for everything for this version and up earlier versions you might this, it gets really tricky. So, um, if it doesn't work for you, you might have to go and search the net and it gets complicated. Okay. And for us though, it's partially complicated. Not that hard. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna this welcome screen. We're gonna go to create a new document. And basically what we need to do is we can't just do it for the whole program. We need to do it for print for web and mobile. So basically for me, I do most of mys...

elf in print and web. Okay. So you just need to change these two defaults. So we'll do print. So in print, what we need to do is go to this more settings option down the bottom here. Okay. And once that opens, we need to go to where it says profile, drop that down. We want to go to the one that says browse. Really? What we're just doing here is just locating where these things are kept. Okay, because on a pc and Mac, they're different. So if I drop this down, it tells me this is where the profiles are kept. So we need to dig this out. That's the hard bit. Okay, adjusting the fonts and switches is easy. Okay, So you can get lost. There's a couple of versions of library um so there's a library down at this level, so you need to really make sure. So maybe take a screenshot of this now or for your if you're using a pc, take a screenshot of your screen. Ok? And just notice you've got to go here here here here here here here all the way through to this. Cool. So I'll show you how to get there. Okay. So I'm gonna close that down. That's basically what we use that for and I'm going to go in to find it here and show you how to find it. So go to any folder. Okay, documents, this top doesn't matter. And if you hold down the command key and click on this and you whatever says at the top, it kind of tells you where you are in the world were partially way there. Right? We're in HD we're in users were in my name and we're in documents but I want to go to this one here and there should be a folder in here called library. Okay. The problem is is that it max like to hide that from you. You gotta go and change permissions and stuff and you don't want to do that. The sneaky trick is I'm in finder. Okay. Go up to go, hold down the option key on a Mac. You can see if I just toggle it on and off. Okay. Library just appears Okay. It's a little sneaky trick to get him. So I'm in the right place now. Okay, I'm in library now. We're going to follow the rest of that and it was application support. It was adobe were up to version 22. You might be in a later version. Okay. Or whatever that version yours is the highest number is gonna be the one I'm using english us and we're trying to find, we're gonna do this one and this one basically we're gonna go and change these and re save them. You can go off and do that now but together I'll show you the long way you can see there are all kind of profiles. I'm gonna open up print. Cool. And in here, what I'd like to do is anything you change in here while most of the things you change in here will now be your default. Okay. If you want your default for fill color and stroke color to be different, you could say actually I want that from now on. Whenever I'm making your document, the big one you came for its font. Okay. I'm gonna click once and myriad pro Okay. I'm going to change it to something else can change into anything you've been following along in this course. I love the old museo. Okay, I'm gonna use that and probably when I'm working I use 10 point a lot more now. I want to go and change a lot of other things. But as a train, I really need to keep everything by default. So I'm just going to save myself some time now by not changing too much. So you're only halfway there. Right? So you've changed the fonts and go to window, go to type and go to character styles and basically this is the kind of default character style for and if you type anything new and you can see it's got a little plus there to say you've adjusted it. Okay. And all you need to do is go to this burger menu, redefined character style that plus goes away. And if I save this document now, um let's do it. Okay. Delete that guy, Save it, Close it file new. You ready? It's gonna get cool prints, any of these. Okay? It covers anything under print. Um So I'm gonna use this, create, grab my type to click once, ha museo sans. It's 10 points. Hey, and a couple things with other things we want to change. Okay, I'm going to close that down. Other little shortcut while I'm here. Okay if you get this window here, if you hold down on a Mac, this is Mac only. Unfortunately pc people hold down the command key and click the first letter of S. C. Or D. It's the shortcut I had D for don't save. I don't know why I like that shortcut. I've still got print there. You can go to file open recent same one. Okay? And I am going to change a few other things hyphenation. Goodbye buddy, drag out a box. It hyphenates by default. Okay, so I'm going to go to my paragraph window. So under window type, we're gonna open up paragraph and I'm gonna say hyphenate, don't do it by default. Weirdly, the box that I drew is like the first box ever that doesn't hyphenate. Let's change it. There is hyphenation, turn it off. And what we need to do now is just very similar the paragraph styles. So there's a normal paragraph style, I say redefine style and that will be off by default. I'm not doing mine now, just because I know it works, you know, you've seen it work for character styles, but because I'm a train, I have to kind of keep everything. Everything the same as yours and other things you can do here is you can do your swatches in this window. Okay, so in here I'm going to delete that. What I'll do is I'll leave hyphenation on um and let's go to our swatches panel. So window, let's go to swatches and you might just been everything okay and just have black, white and maybe a few colors. Maybe some brand colors that you're using. Okay, you can import colors from logos here. All you need to really do is make sure that your swatches panel is how you want it. Let's say that you don't use this fantastic Phil gay parents watch, you can go into here. I'm gonna delete it forever. Okay. I'm gonna make a new swatch. Okay. First of all I'm going to pick a killer and then I'm gonna add it as a swatch. Give it a name. I'm going to turn mine off. Not being global and not in my library just because I just wanted to be a basic swatch. Now, if I save this document close it, it's got a new document. Window. Anything under print, regret. 84 even you can see there's my cool switches. Okay, that one's gone and that one's there now and it doesn't backdate. Okay. So it doesn't go back to old documents and adjust the swatches. That's a really personal thing in illustrator where the swatches are attached to the ai file kind of embedded in there. But anything new that can be changed. That's true of type as well. So any new documents will be the museo. But any previous document that kind of character style is stuck in there. So old documents, but new documents. Alright. Friends, that is how to reset your default font and swatches in adobe illustrator. Alright, let's get on to the next video.

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