How to draw ISOMETRIC TYPE in ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR the easy way.  See details »

 
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  • 00:00: what's up guys welcome to another video today we are going to be working with Peter that's why we're in this or looking the camera over there and execute Peter because we're going to do some stuff in Illustrator again today we're doing some isometric typography here's an example just in if you google isometric you type it's typed that's an angle and has dimensions to it it looks really good as you can see in some of these cases obviously quite restrictive because you're stuck with those angles but you can create some really good effects but I'm gonna go through the
  • 00:30: real basics of it the reason why I'm gonna go through the basics it's a 1 you got a basic you can just build upon that rather than me go through something really elaborate this summer you're gonna find really tricky so first of all open up Google and do a Google search for isometric grid illustrator and you will see one eye starts off accurate I say we check the grid template for illustrator click on that and thanks to Taylor hog and Sun sorry I forgot your
  • 01:02: name wrong but he's made us a little good template hope you find useful yes we do thank you very much click on that and then automatically download once it's downloaded don't click on it and it will open up in illustrator for us okay one do a few things before we get started for me I'm gonna change the document setup to pixels just that's why I work with these gridlines a colored
  • 01:30: red at the moment and I'm going to take out the color and give them a light gray lock that layer and add layer buffett then we want a pen tool we should p on the keyboard just click on pen tool and then one of the major things we need Windows for you and makes you a smart guides inserting on reason why we need smart guides is because it makes our job a lot easier because it automatically as you can see here see many of it it will lock to all the different points and the triangles on we're drawing you're just
  • 02:00: literally there force oh just have to click and drag let's have a black line - it's one point with this and we are going to start off we're just drawing the flat is going up this this angle here and the measurements are used for a letter are five triangles down and three triangles wide I what's most letters part of like M and W just because they so big and
  • 02:31: three triangles wide and I'll show you why why I chose that is specifically for letters like e that have five set for a horizontal components it just works out of balance as well so we start off with the T the one down one across and then fall down as you can see the smart guys they're doing all the work for us we just need to plot the right points
  • 03:01: whatever mind spotted a little cube box I think if you use them in your math lessons when you're counting and doing really simple sums when you were child that's what these little blocks are a bit like again the Y has to be a bit creative because were you doing typing blocks creative how you make the alphabet if you need inspiration than just a Google image search
  • 03:30: isometric I Pollock and Pinterest for some inspiration so yeah when we come to the Yi are we doing you sure this stem to the stick out it just works well with five just has an even it just makes it easier than these five components it's now we've done done the flat polar type we now give us some dimension you can make this as wide as you want by just going to make it like
  • 04:01: one triangle or block wide and you just go around adding that's your type you can't do it the other way around cutting out the other angle totally up to you but what we're trying to create a second enemy is these square blocks
  • 04:40: so trying to replicate that throughout the hold of this type once you get into it that's a fairly simple process remembering to do that in innermost parts
  • 05:03: you okay there we go finish start giving it a one triangle one block spacing between each you can add or remove that if you want to so now we've done the basic outline you can then shade your type either with a color or like we're doing leave a black and white and just shade
  • 05:30: it with some halftone dots and I'll show you how to quickly produce those halftone dots now so we want to do is lock that layer we've just done create a new layer make sure that's in between or underneath the type layer that we just created get the pen tool again no no what we're going to do is get the circle tool create circle an even circles hold down shift key remove the stroke and just fill it with black now we want to make it quite small because
  • 06:00: it's going to be in the part of the tee there as a pattern that's about right so we learnt so once we've got a dot we just want to drag it over to us watches drop it in there and automatically make a pattern now if we double click on that it will open up a pattern generator we want to try and make it halftone dot says the dots will be offset it so we changed this type style the tile type to brick by brick and one and a half now I just need to give it some space so
  • 06:31: making sure that the maintained width and height proportions is on we just think I'm gonna keep going through numbers just seeing it's got a nice even bit of space around it that looks good just give it a name [Music] and in that so we've gone out of our pattern now what can do is get the pencil it makes you look feel is that
  • 07:00: pattern and then we can just feel pasa letters with that pattern and what I'm going to do is do opposites on each letter say the side on the tee and the tops are to the Y besides of the pee
  • 07:36: and tops of the okay we're happy with what we've got there in turn the grid off to see what it looks like I'm gonna make a copy of this because they lock those layers turn them off grant anyone paste it into that and then what we're gonna do is select the part
  • 08:04: all the pattern areas because the moment can't change the core of that I go object expand okay and then just merge now that can be you can change the color of that then we want to go object path outline stroke combine that and then we should be able to change the color of everything yes say I'm going swatches in
  • 08:35: the moment so I'm going to go to the little drop-down I'm swatch library go to gradients and we want spectrums and then we want to actually first in Pathfinder go that will drop down make compound shape expand that say that when we had a grading and it goes through the whole thing rolling in individual circle
  • 09:02: spectrum take out the green yellow and red just so we've got a three color on I have remeber that a nice dark background I think there we go so that's how you make some isometric type in Illustrator that's a simple method if you think it's simple
  • 09:32: but go away and you can just then start playing with stuff the endless what can do this you can make it was really interesting not work but let me know in the comments section below if you got any questions about what I've been doing but otherwise subscribe give it a thumbs up and I'll see you in the next video [Applause] [Music] [Applause] you [Applause]