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
- Stacking appearances: make a graphic style that is just the drop shadow that you want.select [object b] and
optionclick that graphic style to apply it without interfering with any other appearance attributes.
- Duplicate last action
- Touch type tool
- shape builder tool
- Blob brush tool
- Curvature tool
- Recolor artwork palette
- Draw inside mode
- Pencil tool & simplify