Happy New Year! To celebrate 2019, I thought it’d be fun to ring in the new year with a resolutions checklist in Illustrator, but with a little spin to it 🙂 Instead of just a list of goals – or a list of empty lines staring you down – this one is all about action! Feel free to customize with your favorite verbs, but I’ve got 10 to get you started. Read on to make your own!
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Create a Resolutions Checklist in Illustrator
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Colors used in this video (RGB):
- Light blue: 234/238/243
- Medium Blue: 199/208/211
- Dark blue: 97/111/124
- Gold: 211/177/74
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Here’s the written version of how to create a resolutions checklist in Illustrator!
Base template + verb list
- First, grab your favorite watercolor graphics (a wreath or arrangement work great for this) – pick up the free mini kit above + use the included arrangement if needed!
- Create a new document, sized 4″x8″. If using a background color, apply a 1/8″ (.125″) bleed and keep your file RGB unless you have an older printer that would work better with CMYK.
- If using a background color, place it on its own layer and lock it. Create an ‘artwork’ layer above it and place your wreath and resolution checklist text within it.
- Create your own banners or grab the ones from the Skinny Jeans font for your column headlines. List out all of your resolution verbs with generous leading.
- Create a top line and repeat it on the bottom. Blend together to keep your lines evenly spaced. Next, separate them by expanding them (object > expand) and then ungroup (object > ungroup).
- Use your direct select tool (keyboard shortcut ‘a’) to move the left anchor point of each line to the right to increase readability.
- Create your checkboxes using the rectangle tool.
- Set your ‘yes’ and ‘no’ text and group with your checkboxes.
- Position in the middle of your banner headline and duplicate the group, repositioning it on the bottom.
- Use your blend tool once more to repeat the other 8 and position perfectly.
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