Illustrator

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