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.