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In this video tutorial you'll learn how to make your own letter to Santa Claus in Adobe Illustrator. You'll also learn how to create simple illustrations based mainly on basic shapes as well as a few tips and tricks. Get ready to write your own letter to Santa just like you did when you were a kid!

Hello! My name is Maria Keller and I'm a digital artist from Mexico. On this tutorial, I'll teach you how to create your own letter from Santa Claus in Adobe Illustrator. At the end of this tutorial, you'll have created a letter and learned a few tips and tricks of the software. All the keys and shortcuts used will be displayed on the screen so you can follow along. Let's begin. First thing we're going to do, is create our document that is going to be our Santa letter. I have already created mine. But if you don't know how to, I'm going to teach you. If you go here to: File>Create a new document, or press Ctrl+N on your keyboard, you're going to open a window that is going to look like this. I'm using the latest version of Illustrator CC, but the same information will be displayed on Illustrator no matter what version you have. So in this case, I'm going to print this project, so I'm going to select the print preset. And then I'm going to select the letter size. And then I'm going to make sure that my orientation is vertical and my color mode is CMYK. Hit create. In my case, I'm going to hit close, because I have already created my document. you're going to have a similar document like this. The next step I'm going to do to create my letter for Santa Claus, is create a small illustration of Santa Claus, actually of his face. And to do that, I'm going to use simple shapes, the basic shapes that Adobe Illustrator has to offer. If you go here on the tools panel, probably by default you're going to see this rectangle. But if you click and hold the click, you're going to see the rest of the shapes you have in here. You can see that the rectangle and the ellipse tools have shortcuts, but the other ones don't have a shortcut. So I would recommend you, that after you click here and hold that click, you release the click here, on the little triangle here on the right. And have this window floating around. Then, you can place this window closer to your canvas and access the shapes in an easier way. The first thing we're going to create is going to be the nose. So I'm going to create a rectangle. To create a rectangle, I'm going to press M on my keyboard or select this tool here. Then I'm going to click with my mouse, and select the width of 16 and height of 37, and I'm going to hit OK. And now I have my nose. Now, one thing that I like to do when I'm creating an illustration is navigate around my document. So to pan around my canvas, I simply hold the Spacebar, just like this. Or I can press H on my keyboard, and that's going to select the hand tool, and I can drag around as well. And then you can zoom in by pressing Ctrl+, and zoom out by pressing Ctrl+-. This is something I'm doing all the time, so now you know how to do it. I'm going to get closer, to have a better look of my nose. The nose on the bottom is going to be rounded. So I'm going to select only these two anchor points by going to my direct selection tool, or pressing A on my keyboard. And then, select the bottom once. And then I want to round them all the way around. So I can simply select these circle handles and drag. Or I can input here a radius of 8 points. And this is going to be my nose. Now the next thing I want to create is the eyes, so I'm going to create an ellipse. And I can do that by going to my ellipse tool here or press L on my keyboard. And then make a click. Now the width of my eye... I want it to be 3.5, and the height 5. And I'm going to hit OK. Now you see it, I have my eye there. Now I want to make another eye. So I'm going to select my eye. I'm actually going to get a little closer. And while I have it selected, I'm going to press Alt + Shift, to make a copy, and to constrain the movement on the horizontal axis. I'm going to put over here and, that's going to be it. Now, as you can see, my eyes are not aligned with my nose; so I'm going to fix that by selecting one eye, and then pressing Shift and select the other eye. And I'm going to actually make a group of these by going here to: Object>Group, or you can press Ctrl+G on your keyboard. And then, what I want to do, is select everything. And then, as you can see here on the top, I have my alignment tools. Or you can go: Window>Align or press Shift+F7. And you're going to have a window like this. And then, once I have both of these objects selected, I want to click again on my nose. And as you can see, the border is now different, 'cos it has like an outline. And this is displaying that I have made this nose the key object. This is here. And then I'm going to go to Horizontal align center, to align the eyes and the nose. And now they aligned. And I think that's good. Now the next thing I'm going to do is the top part of the hat. So I'm going to make a rectangle for that, I'm going to press M on my keyboard. Or go here to my rectangle tool and click. And for this part of the hat, I want to make a 76 width and height of 16. And this is going to be the top part of the hat. And I want this top part of the hat to be placed here, on the top of my nose. So I'm going to go to my selection tool or press B on my keyboard and select both my nose, and the this part of the hat. And then, I'm going to select again the nose, just as we did. Or click again on the nose, to make this my key object, and make this Horizontal align center. And now you can see that my nose, and my top part of my hat, they are centered. And I want the distance from this object to this object to be 0. And you can do that with the Distributor spacing. So if you select both items, as I did, and make one the key object, you can input here a value, to specify the value that is going to be between these objects. So in my case it's 0. And I'm going to select this one, Vertically distribute the space. And as you can see now, the nose and this top part of the hat, sorry, the bottom part of the hat, are sitting on the exact same line. Now I'm going to create the head. So I'm going to make a square. So I'm going to go to my rectangle tool or press M on my keyboard, and click. And I'm going to make a square that is 69x69, and I'm going to hit OK. Now, I want this square to be aligned with my nose. So again I'm going to select both my shapes, by clicking again, make my nose my key object. And go again here to my Horizontal align center. And I want this to be sitting on the top, so I'm going to go here to my Vertical align top. And now you can see that, I've already done what I wanted, but now they square is on the top, and I don't want that. So I'm going to select my square and go right-click> arrange, and send to back. Or you can press Shift+Ctrl+[. And in this way, you're going to see that the square now, is on the back. And you can see again your eyes and your nose. Now the next thing I want to do is create some ears, so I'm going to create a circle. To create a circle, I'm going to select the ellipse tool or press L on my keyboard and click. Then, I'm going to give this circle a width of 14 and a height of 14, 'cos I want to make a circle. And I'm going to hit OK, and now i have my ear. Now I'm going to create another circle by clicking again, and making this 4x4. Then hit OK. Now I want this small circle to be in the center of this big circle. So I'm going to select both, make the big circle my key object, by clicking again, and then select Horizontal align center, and vertical align center. And now I have it just as I want it. Now I want to remove one of these anchor points, so I'm going to go to my direct selection tool or press A on my keyboard, and remove this anchor point on the inner circle. And I'm going to press DEL on my keyboard, to remove that part. And now I only have half the circle. It's just as I want it. I'm going to move this around here. And that's going to be it. And again as you can see, the ear is on top of the head, and that's not something that I want. So I'm going to go: right-click>arrange>send to back. And now I want to have the other ear. So to have the other ear, I have to create a mirror version of this circle. So I'm going to: right-click>transform>reflect. Then I can have a preview here, if I want. And make sure that I'm reflecting on the vertical axis and hit copy. So I make a copy. And I'm just going to click here and drag, and then press Shift while dragging, so I can have a my circle moving just on the horizontal axis. And then, I'm going to have it here, going to move it a little bit here. And now I going to select both these elements, and these two elements, and make a group. If you remember, you can go here to: Objects>Group or press Ctrl+G on your keyboard. Then, I want to select this group that I just created, and my face, that is the square. And make my face the key object and: Horizontal align center. So now, the ears are going to be aligned to this same center. And we're going to leave this for now, like this. Now the next thing I want to create is a moustache and a beard. So, to create that, I'm going to go here to my pen tool or press P on my keyboard. And then I want to make a point around here. And then, I want to go around here and create another point, but this time, when I click, I'm going to drag. And then I'm going to go back around this place, and make another point. And then I'm going to repeat again, by making another point, and click while dragging. So then I'm going to go here, and create another point, just like that, without dragging. And then I'm going to go here and make another point, clicking and dragging. And then I'm going to go here, another point, a normal point. Then go here, and click and drag to make a curve. And then just go back to the beginning, and click and drag a little bit, so I can make this curve this. Now if one of these points didn't work for you, you can go to your direct selection tool and click on the anchor points. And then you can move them around to have the exact shape you want. Now, my moustache is supposed to be behind my nose. So I'm going to select my nose, and then go: right-click>arrange> bring to front. So I have my nose on the front. And I want to create Santa Claus's beard. So I'm going to go again to the pen tool. Now the next thing I want to do is create a hat. So let's make a circle by creating an ellipse, by going ellipse tool or press L on my keyboard. And clicking. Sorry, and clicking. And I want to make a circle with the width of 73 and the height of 73. And hit OK. And now I have it. And now I'm going to align these to my nose, by selecting my circle and my nose, and then click again to make my nose my key object, and going to Horizontal align center. And I want to make sure this circle is sitting on.... The middle of this circle is sitting on the top of this, by just moving it and pressing Shift. And then moving it around here, sorry, around there. And I'm going to go right-click> arrange>send to back. Now we have the hat of Santa Claus just there. And then I'm going to create a little pom-pom for Santa Claus's hat. So I'm going to go here to the polygon tool, I'm going to actually select this and then click. And I want to create a polygon that has, let's have 21 sides, and a radius of 21. And I don't know, around 9 sides, and I'm going to hit OK. And you can see it here. And then, I'm going to apply an effect to this, I'm going to go here to Effect> Distort and transform>Pucker and bloat. When you do that, this window is going to appear, and you can preview it here, what you're doing. And I'm going to move it to the bloat, around 65, 65 I think is OK. Then I'm going to hit OK. As you can see this is a little bit big. So you can change the values here on the top. So, because I want to change both their width and height, I can click here on the middle to constrain width and height proportions. And I'm going to make this smaller around, I think 20. OK, I think that looks good. And I'm going to move this around here. And then I'm going to go to my Pen tool or press P on my keyboard. Go here on the middle, where you have the anchor point of the circle, and make it point. And then go around here and then make another point, and drag a little bit. Drag around there, and then make another point and make another point here. And then just simply move another point and drag a little bit to create this curve. And then make sure you close your shape. And then with your shape selected, you're going to go: right-click>Arrange>Send to back or Ctrl+ +Shift+[. And now we have a Santa Claus. But I think we're going to make a body because otherwise it's going to be kind of, just the face. So I'm going to create another circle. I'm going to click here and make a circle, actually it's going to be more like an oval shape. So I'm going to make a circle of 104 I'm actually going to make a circle, so 100 points, sorry 104x104 points, I'm going to hit OK. And then I'm going to make sure that this is aligned with my nose. I'm going to select my circle and then, while pressing Shift, click on the nose, so I select both of them. Then click again to make my nose the key object, and go here to Horizontal align center. And just as before, I'm going to select the circle, right-click>Arrange> Send to back. I'm going to move this circle, I think around here. So now we have our Santa Claus. Now, I have already selected my colors, you can see them here. But if you want you can pick your own colors and make some nice combinations. So I'm going to select my nose, and remove the stroke 'cos I don't need it. So it looks like that. And add this kind of, orange color. So now, I want to make a mask for this Santa Claus. I'm going to create another circle by going to the Ellipse tool or press L on my keyboard, and click. And then I'm going to make this: 113x113, as it's going to be a circle, and I'm going to hit OK. And I want this to be green, this way. And now, a good thing that you should always do is that; if you want to move this object, if you move it like that, it's going to be hard. So select everything that is the Santa Claus and press Ctrl+G on your keyboard. And now you have a single object that you can move around. I'm going to select that and go here, and make another click on this to make the circle the key object. Go to Horizontal align center. It's not going to work because this is making the Santa Claus a little bit wider, so it's not going to align with the nose. And I'm going to actually select this circle, and go: right-click> Arrange>Send to back. And I'm going to move my Santa Claus. And I want my Santa Claus to be around here, and that's going to be it. Now I don't want to see this lower part of the body... because it's looking.... weird. So, I'm going to go inside my group by double-clicking on it. And if you do that, you're now inside the group. You can see here. And I'm going to cut this body by pressing Ctrl+X, or you can go: Edit>Cut. And then I'm going to double-click outside this, so I can go outside the group. And then I'm going to select my circle. And then, when you select your circle and go here, you can see that you have your drawing in Draw normal. But if you go here to the last one, you're going to see Draw inside, and that's what I actually want, so I'm going to click here. And as you can see, I have this dotted line around, so that's what I want. And I'm going to go: Edit>paste in place or Ctrl+Shift+P. And now the body is being masked by that circle. And to exit this throw Draw inside mode; I can go here to Draw normal or double-click around this, sorry, outside this. And now you can see that, we have done this. And now, just as before, select everything and press Ctrl+G to group it. And now you have this element that is going to be your Santa Claus. Now the next element we're going to create, is going to be a Christmas tree. To create our Christmas tree we're going to select the Polygon tool here, and then click. And then we're going to make sure that we're going to have three sides, and I'm going to have a radius of 45. Then I'm going to hit OK. Now I don't want this triangle to be... to have all the sides of the same size. So, I'm going to go here. And probably you have on here Constrain with height proportions. So make sure you don't have this on; so you are not constrained, so you can change each value individually. And I'm going to have a width of 67 and a height of 45, and I'm going to hit Enter. I want to create a copy of this, so I can make Ctrl+C and then Ctrl+B. And then you have a another triangle. And then I want to change the width to be 91 and the height to be 54. And I'm going to hit OK. Then I want to create a new copy, so I'm going to just press Ctrl+B because I already have this, this triangle copy. And I'm going to change the width to109, and the height to be....let's go with 65. And I'm going to hit OK. And now you can see, I have two triangles. And I'm going to align them so they are all on the center. So I'm going to select all, then click again to make this triangle my key object, and then align into the Horizontal align center. Now this is not the one that I want. So I'm going to make this one to the bottom. While I move it, I press Shift, so I constrain the movement on one direction. And then move it here just as well, like that. And then this around here. And now, to make sure that they are spaced evenly, I select all of them. And then go here to: Vertically distribute objects. So now I'm sure that they have the same distance from one triangle to the next one. And this is going to be my Christmas tree. Now, for the top triangle I'm going to select this green, then for the middle one this other green, and then for the last one this other green. And I want this to be on the back, so I'm going to select the middle one and go: Arrange> Send to back. The bottom one and go: right- click>Arrange> Send to back. And now I have, kind of the shape of my Christmas tree. Now the next thing I'm going to add is a star. So I'm going to select the Star tool and click here. And I want this to have a radius of 12. And the radius 2, to have 6. And have a star that has 5 points. And I'm going to hit OK, and I have my star. And I'm going to color it with a yellow color. And I'm going to select my star, and then select one of the triangles. And then click again on the triangle and then go: Horizontal align center. And then, while pressing Shift, move it a little to the top. And now we have our star on our Christmas tree. Now, I need to make the bottom part of the Christmas tree, so I'm going to make two rectangles. So I'm going to create the first one by clicking here... sorry, selecting the Rectangle tool. Or pressing M on my keyboard. And then clicking here. And then make a rectangle that has a width of 22 and a height of 37, and I'm going to hit OK. And I'm going to make another rectangle again, just clicking here. And have it have a weight of 40 and a height of 7. And I'm going to hit OK. Now I want both of these pieces to be aligned here. So I'm going to select them and then select another triangle. And then clicking again on that one to make it the key object; and then align with Horizontal align center. And then we're going to... what we're going to do, is select this bigger rectangle, and move it while pressing Shift, to the bottom. And then send it to the back by going: right-click> Arrange>Send to back. I'm going to change the color to this dark purple. And I'm going to move this other one again, by pressing Shift and putting on the bottom. and change the color to...I think, yeah, that one, the dark red will work fine. And I want to make some lines so I can add some ornaments. So I'm going to go to the Pen tool, or you can go to the Line tool, whatever works for you, and make a line around here...that is a little bit bigger than the triangle. And then I'm going to have it have a stroke of this color and a width of 3, I think will work fine. And I'm going to apply an effect to this. And I'm actually going to make sure first that the line is long enough. So I'm going to go here to my direct selection tool, or press A on my keyboard. And then just move around.... sorry, click on this one, and there we're pressing Shift and move it around here. Then do the same for this one, and make sure that my caps on my corners are both round, so I have something like this. And then I want to make another copy. I'm going to select this one by pressing Alt+Shift, I'm going to make another one here. And then again, while pressing Alt+ Shift, I'm going to make another one here. I'm going to make this one bigger; again with the Direct selection tool, moving the anchor points with Shift. Around there I think. And I'm going to make sure that everything is aligned, so I'm going to select all my three lines that I just created, and the triangle. And then click again on the triangle, and hit Horizontal align center. Now I'm going to select both these three lines, sorry, these lines. And I'm going to go: Effect>Warp>Arc. Make an arc of each one of those, and actually think this is OK. Make sure that this is horizontal, at least 13%. And I'm going to hit OK. Now I have some guides, I'm going to create an ellipse, actually a circle. I'm going to press L on my keyboard, make a click. And make them... I think 8.5 all work fine. SoI'm going to go: 8.5 x 8.5 to make a perfect circle, then I'm going to hit OK. And I'm actually going to invert this, because I don't need the stroke. But I want to have a fill. And I'm going to fill this one with, I think with this red. And Then i'm going to put it here, I think around there is nice. And then, while I drag this one, I can press Alt to make another copy and place it here. So that's it, that's going to be my Christmas tree. I'm going to select it all and press Ctrl+G to group it. And now we have two elements for our letter. And I think it should have a border, because that's going to make this look more fun. So I'm going to create some presents. And to create some presents, I'm going to again, use a lot of the shape tools. So, I'm going to go a little closer here and go to the Rectangle tool or press M on the keyboard, and click. And I want to make a box. That has a width of 31 and a height of 34. And you have this as a white fill, so you can change this. I'm going to use this green, just for now. And then I'm going to create another rectangle; again by selecting the rectangle tool and clicking. And I'm going to make this with a height of 12 and a width of 39, then I'm going to hit OK. And then I'm going to select both of these shapes, and click on one to make it the key object, and align them with Horizontal align center. And make sure that the distance between them is 0; so I'm going to my Distribute spacing, make sure I have 0 here, and click on Vertically distribute space. And now I have my present. I think it looks OK. But I think this is looking too big. So maybe we can move my present a little bit, sorry my cap a little bit to the bottom. And then create another rectangle. And I can do this by selecting here, and make it have a width of 10 and maybe 30. Now what I want to do is align this rectangle to both my shapes; so I'm going to select the rectangle on the top part, select again on the rectangle, and go again to Horizontal align center. And I want this to be sitting on the top, so I'm going to go here to Vertical top align, so they share the same top. And I want to move this, by clicking and then moving here, so that it covers and goes all the way to the bottom. And that's going to be my present. Now I want this to have a lighter part, and then this one to be this color. And then for the ribbon I want this red. And then I'm going to go to my polygon tool again, clicking here. And let's have 8 sides, and I think a radius of 45 for now, may work. And now, I want to apply an effect to this one. So I'm going to go: Effect>Distort and transform>Pucker and bloat. Again, just the same that we did before. I'm going to move these...I think around 45 will work. I'm going to hit OK. And of course, I want to make this way, way smaller, so I can input the values here; or I can go here in the corner, and while dragging and pressing Shift, So I change both proportions. And move it around there. And then I want to put it here in the middle. I can make sure by again, selecting this shape that we just created. And selecting the top part, and then click again to make this the key object, and go here to align: Horizontal align center. And then I'm going to to move this right here on the bottom. And I'm going to go: right-click>Arrange> Send to back. And change the color to the darker yellow. And now I have a present. Now the next thing I want to do, is create another present, probably here. So to have some variation, I'm just going to select all these. And I can group it just like I showed you so it's easier, if you want to move it around. So I'm going to go: Object>Group. Then when I do that, I'm just going to select my present, and while I do that I'm going to press Alt+Shift to create a copy. And then I want to change the color of this. So I can go inside my group by double-click on the group, and then change the color. Now the next thing I want to create is a candy cane. So I'm going to make an ellipse. And again, you can select the Ellipse tool here, or press L on your keyboard, and just make click. And I think 8.5 is not going to work, so I'm going to go with an ellipse of10x10 and I'm going to hit OK. And I have an ellipse like that. And I actually want to invert this, so it's a stroke. And I want to go to my Direct selection tool or press A on my keyboard, and remove this bottom point. Now I have this arc. Now what I want to do, is go to my Pen tool or press P on my keyboard; and just make a point here, and then make another point here. And that's going to be that. Then I'm going to press P again so I can pick this point without closing it. And I'm going to press P, and then again move a little bit to the bottom while pressing Shift. And I'm going to release this now. This is going to be the shape of our candy cane. And I'm going to to select this and make it have a width of 5, I think 5 is going to work fine. And I want to add some little colors here to this cane. So I'm going to go and select this and go: Object>Expand. And I'm going to hit OK. And if you see that now, it's not the stroke that we just did before, now it's a path, and we can see it. So I'm going to make this, this grey colour. And then, select my Pen tool or press P on my keyboard, and make some lines in here. So I can see them properly, I'm going to swap the fillin stroke and change the fill to this red. I'm going to go again to the Pen tool by pressing P. Now what I have to do, is select everything; and then while pressing Shift, select again the cane, so now you're just selecting just the lines you just created. And I'm going to group them by pressing Ctrl+G on my keyboard. I'm going to actually change the width to 2 points. And now what I want to do, is have these lines being masked by the cane. So we're going to do what we did before. We're going to cut them by going to: Edit>Cut, and then select my crane. And then I'm going to go with my Direct selection tool to select, actually an anchor point. And then I'm going to go to the Draw inside mode, and paste in place with Ctrl+Shift+B. And I'll double click again to go outside this Draw inside mode. Or you can click here on Draw normal, and you're outside... that isolated group. And now the next thing I'm going to do is create... is select this cane, and go: Alt+Shift to make a copy. And that's going to be OK. And I want to go inside by double-clicking on this one; select everything, and then click again on the cane, so I select everything but the cane. And then, Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't do it properly. I wanted to go... I have to go inside this group again; and then select everything, and just click again while pressing Shift to deselect the cane, and change the colors to green. And now we have two candy canes and two presents. And I'm going to rotate this a bit here and then this one to the other side. And you can do that with the Rotation tool. Or you can select an object, and then if you go to the corner, you can just click and drag to rotate that. Then I'm going to actually put a candy cane in the middle. And then this one, and then this one. And now, we can see we have both gifts, and both candy canes. And the way I want to use them is...first I think I need more because, this is not going to look nice if I only have this. I'm going to select everything and then while pressing Alt + Shift, I want to move them around here. And then I can select all of them and go here to the Horizontally distribute center. And make sure that they have an even space there. And then, I'm going to select all these presents. And actually I don't want them to be on my print area, so I'm going to move them here to the bottom. And what I want to do is go to Brushes; or you can go here: Window> Brushes, and go here on this little icon. And then go: New brush. And then I'm going to select a pattern brush and I'm going to hit OK. And now because I have selected my objects, Illustrator is going to know that I want to make a pattern brush with these objects. So I don't want this to have a corner, so I'm going to select here and remove that by hitting "None". And I think this is OK. And I think I'm going to scale this 30% for now, just to see how that's going to look, and hit OK. And as you can see here on the bottom, that I have a pattern brush created with those presents and canes that I did before. So I'm going to make a border by going here to the Rectangle tool, and then making click. And then we're going to make one with a width of 550 and height of 738, and I'm going to hit OK. Now I want to add some color because otherwise I cannot see it. So I'm just going to select this color for now, and make the border. Now to make sure that the border is centered on my canvas; I'm going to select the border, and then here on the Align window or here on the top, you can change this. Instead of Align to selection to Align to artboard. So now everything is going to align with the artboard. So if I go and press to the Horizontal align center, it's going to align with the horizontal align. And if I press here on the vertical, it's going to align with the vertical. So now we have our rectangle there and I'm going to select this. And I'm gonna make this brush, the one that we just created with the presents. So I'm going to go to my brushes and select my brush, and there you go. Now we have a border that goes all around with these presents and candy canes. And finally I think I need to add a title here. So, a good site that I recommend for you, if you want to find fonts that are free to use; is this one: "font squirrel". "fontsquirrel.com". And here you can find this font that is free, that is called "La Unica". And we're going to use this one to create our Santa Claus letter. So we're going to go here to our Type tool or press T on our keyboard, and click. And by default, this version of Illustrator brings you that. And I'm going to type "Dear". And then I'm going to go ahead to my Selection tool, and then go here again to my Title or press T. And I'm going to type "Santa". And I'm going to select with my selection tool. And now, I want to change the font of these, so I'm going to select both of them. And I'm going to go find that font that I just downloaded, that is called "La Unica". Or you can type it in here. And... I'm going to change actually the size of this one. So I'm going to changes this one to 74, and I'm going to change the one below to 66 points. And I want to align them so they are on the same side; so I'm going to select all of them, then select again on "Dear". And make sure that I'm aligning to the Horizontal align left, so they have these same left sides. And I think I should put them around... yeah, I think that's OK. I'm going to change the color to the top one; to a darker green, and then, to red that we just had. And again, as we did before, I'm going to select both words and Ctrl+G to group them. And I'm going to begin placing my objects in my composition. So I'm going to put around here...the Santa... and move around here this Santa Claus. And I can actually select all of them, make the Santa Claus my key object by clicking again on iT. And then make sure that they share a vertical line center. And I'm going to put my christmas tree to the bottom here, and that's going to be the placement, or the rough placement of our objects. I'm going to create some lines so you can write your letter for Santa, or your kids. I'm going to go to the Pen tool or press P on my keyboard. And just make a point here and then, while pressing Shift, make another point here and then, I don't need a fill but I want a stroke. So I'm going to make this right one a stroke, with 1 point it's OK. And just as we did before, I'm going to select this line, and make sure that I'm aligning it to Artboard. And then go here to Horizontal align center. And then we created our first line. Now I want to create another one, so while clicking and dragging, I'm going to press Alt + Shift, and make another one around there. I'm going to go outside the isolation mode, and type with my Type tool or press T on my keyboard: "Merry Christmas". And then, I want to make that "Merry Christmas" to be 21 points, and change the color to this darker purple that we've been using. And just move it around here. You can make sure that you're aligned to the right side of the lines, by clicking on the lines, and then clicking again to make them the key object, and go here to the Horizontal align right. And there you go. And with this, you could have a letter that you can print and send to Santa Claus. I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial, thank you very much for watching.
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