How to flatten missing fonts when you import a PDF

First create a new document in Illustrator
Go to File -> Place and choose your PDF
Make sure the link box is checked and click Place. 
When the Place dialogue box pops up, click OK.
Go to Object -> Flatten Transparency... 
    Make sure Convert All Text to Outlines is checked and click OK.
Release the clipping mask and move objects around

Copying appearance to another layer

Core skills

  • Duplicate last action

  • Touch type tool

  • shape builder tool

  • Appearance

  • Drawing

    • Blob brush tool

    • Curvature tool

    • Recolor artwork palette

    • Draw inside mode

    • Pencil tool & simplify

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