Tutorial for Doodle Tags in Illustrator

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Creating doodle tags in Illustrator only requires that you follow a few basic, easy to manage steps. Get a tutorial for doodle tags in Illustrator with help from a well-versed web, graphic and illustrative designer in this free video clip.

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Hi. My name is Alex Cecilio. I'm a graphic artist. I'm going to show you how to draw doodle tag in Illustrator. So I'm going to show you how to draw a doodle tag and I'm going to go ahead and make a star. Because if I ever got a tag for my cat I'd definitely want it to be a star shape. So the first thing I'm going to do is draw my star. It's in the middle of it. Then I'm going to go to the ellipse tool. And the way I even drew the star in the first place is below your text tool, your type tool, there's this shape. It's the shape tool. And you're going to want to go down and get the star tool if you're deciding to draw a star. But there's also a bunch of different tags, or different shapes you can use. And so then after I've drawn a star I'm going to use the ellipse tool and holding down shift will give you a more exact ellipse. Otherwise it will be more ovular so it's probably best to use the shift in this case. And then I'm going to make it light so that it will show right through or so it will have that on top. All right so now I've got, this is the basic layout shape. I'm going to go ahead and add a strip to that. You don't have to do this but it's something that will help you keep track of how wide or big your shape is. So on a doodle tag there's usually three bits of information or sometimes even just two. There's the name of the animal and then there's the phone number and sometimes it'll also have like rabies vaccinated or you know vaccinated for whatever else. So I'm just going to start off by doing my pet's name. And it doesn't matter what the font is. So I'm just going to go ahead and I'm going to select that one. All right. So, the name and usually on a pet tag it'll be engraved or it'll be, the metal will be shiny but since this is only an illustration I'm just going to show you the basic information that you should probably put and then your phone number. I'm going to make a phone number in California somewhere. Make it smaller but not too much smaller. Because if someone finds your pet you're going to want them to be able to read the phone number. My name is Alex and this is how you create a doodle tag in Illustrator. Thank you.

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