Category: How To

Image + Type How To

We got a question last week about replicating an effect from a Pinterest post where someone had integrated type and an image. So, I made a video for it.

It’s split into two videos (partially because a baby needed my attention). The first one covers isolating the image and making it black and white. The second video covers adding type and combining it with the image.

Isolating the image

Combining the image and type

Changing Units + Color Mode in Illustrator

Since in this project, our final product is for screen, we should size it in units made for screens.

By choosing the Web tab in the Illustrator New Document dialog, it sets the units to pixels (px) and the color mode to RGB (red green blue) which will each give you more reliable output than other options.

Simply choosing the Web tab should do a lot. Then you can add your actual pixel dimensions. And you can, if you want, double check to make sure you’re using pixels (as opposed to another set of units).

Screenshots for illustration: