If you missed it, here’s my tutorial on creating a new document in Photoshop. This time around we’re going to focus on the slightly more fiddly program, Illustrator. Here’s how to create a new document:
Ai is the go-to program for creating clean and sharp vector based artwork for both print and web, and is great for designing elements that you will need in different sizes, like logos. It’s a suitable option for the typographers among you, but ID handles text a lot better.
The first, and most obvious, thing to do is to tickle your Ai icon with your cursor.
Once it’s loaded – I find that it opens a little quicker than Ps – create a new document in a very similar way to Photoshop: File, New. Or Cmd N on Mac, Cntrl N on PC. Ai has the option to create ‘New form Template’ (shift, Cmd, N) which allowed you to plonk your text and images into a predetermined design.
This will give you a somewhat familiar new document window. Here you can choose document sizes, number of artboards, and bleed which isn’t as nasty as it sounds.