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Hello, my name is Maria Keller and I'm a digital artist from Mexico.This time I'll show you how to create a birthday card on Adobe Illustrator and how to use different tools and effects to speed up your work. All the keys and shortcuts I use are going to be displayed on the screen, so you can follow. Let's begin. The first thing we're going to do is create a birthday cake. To create a birthday cake we're going to use very simple tools, or the shape that you have in Illustrator. You're going to open a new document, I have already done it here. And if you go here on your tools panel, probably by default, you're going to see this Rectangle tool. And if you click and hold the click, you're going to see the rest of the shape tools. These are tools that we're going to be using a lot, so I would recommend, that you release the key right here where this little arrow is, to make the window float around. And you can move this window closer to your canvas, so you can access your shapes quickly, or you could use the shortcuts. The first thing I'm going to do is create a rectangle. To create a rectangle, I'm going to simply go to the Rectangle tool here, or press M on my keyboard. And then I'm going to just click. And if I just click on my canvas I'm going to get this window where I can input my width and height. And I'm going to make a rectangle with a width of 180 and a height of 9. And I'm going to hit OK. And now I have a rectangle. Now, if you're using Illustrator CC, as I'm using it right now, you're going to see these little dots on the rectangle. If you move them you can round the corners. If you're using an older version of Illustrator you can achieve more or less the same effect. So you can go and select your shape and go: Effect>Stylise >Round corners. And here you can preview and change the radius, to get a similar effect to what you would get in CC. So if you're using an older version of Illustrator, I would recommend you don this. i'm going to cancel 'cos I'm using illustrator CC, and move my corner around 15, and that's it. Now I have what is going to be my cake. Now I'm going to create another rectangle. So I'm going to go again to my Rectangle tool or press M on my keyboard, and make a click. I'm going to make a perfect rectangle with a width of 105 pixels and a height of 55 pixels, and I'm going to hit OK. Now, I want to align these shapes so they are on the center. So the first thing I'm going to do is make sure that they are aligned. So I'm going to select both my shapes and if you see, when I select both my shapes, this top bar has changed. So now it's showing me the alignment tools. Or you can go Window>Align or Shift+F7, and you're going to get this window. This window shows the different align... alignments that exist for objects. So I want to align my objects so they have the same horizontal center. So I'm going to click here, and you can see that now they are aligned on the horizontal center. And they are aligning to the horizontal center of my canvas, because here on my alignment options, I had selected Align to art board. But you have to make sure this is what you have here otherwise you're going to probably get something different. Now I want to... another good thing that Illustrator has is that, I want to make sure that this rectangle sits right on the top of the other rectangle. So I'm going to move this rectangle a little bit to the top, so you can see it. And I'm going to select both my shapes, and then I'm going to make this bottom rectangle my key object by clicking again on it, and then I'm going to hit: Distribute spacing. If you don't have these options probably you're gonna see something like this, when you open the software for the first time. If you go here to this little menu, you're going to see this option that says Show options and here you can see the Distribute spacing. And here you can input a value, in my cases it's OK 0, because I want this distance to be 0, so I'm going to click right here on the Vertical distribute space. And you can see that the top box is sitting right on the top of the bottom box. So that's it, we have our shape for our birthday cake. I'm going to move it a little bit down, just with the Selection tool, or pressing B on my keyboard. And, I want to round the top corners of this top rectangle. So I'm going to go to my Direct selection tool or press A on my keyboard, and select just the top corners. And again, I'm going to change this radius to 50. I could use again the circles or go here on my top and find the corners option. And input here 50. As you can see, my top corners are rounded. Now the next thing I'm going to do is create some eyes. So I'm going to go to the Ellipse tool or press L on my keyboard, and create an ellipse. Again I'm going to click on the canvas and make an ellipse that has a width of 25 and a height of 28, and I'm going to hit OK. And now we have our eye. Now I want to make a smaller ellipse, so I'm going to click here again and this time, I'm going to make an ellipse that has a width of 10 and a height of 13. I'm going to hit OK or hit Enter on your keyboard, and now I have this smaller ellipse. I'm going to go to the Selection tool so I can see both my ellipses. And what I want to do, as I like to be closer, I want to be closer to my object; so you can zoom with the zoom tool here, going to Zoom tool or press Z on your keyboard, and you can zoom. But you can also zoom in or zoom out with Ctrl + or Ctrl- . So I'm going to zoom. And then if you want to pan around, you can go here to the Pan tool... I'm sorry, to the Hand tool, or press H on your keyboard, or you can just simply press the Spacebar, whatever works for yo. I'm going to go to my Selection tool again or press B on my keyboard, and move my my smaller ellipse inside my bigger ellipse. And I'm going to put it around there. Now we have the eye. Now, the next thing I'm going to do, is create the eyebrow. To create the eyebrow, I'm going to create another rectangle by clicking here on the Rectangle tool, or pressing M on my keyboard. And just make a click. And this time I want to make the eyebrow to be a width of 15 and a height of 5. And I'm going to hit OK. Now that I have this, I'm going to rotate this eyebrow to give it more character. And I'm going to go here to the Rotate tool or press R on my keyboard. And then, you can do it manually or you can input the value. I'm going to do it manually, just by clicking one of the anchor points and pressing Shift, and just moving it up. Now you're going to move it to an exact angle of 45 degrees, and we release. And I'm going to go to my Selection tool or press P on my keyboard, and put this eyebrow on top of the eye. Now I have them where I want them to be. Now the next thing I want to do, is make a duplicate of these three objects, the two ellipses and the eyebrow. So I'm going to select the ellipse, and then the other ellipse with Shift, and the eyebrow; and then I'm going to go: right-click> Transform>Reflect, and make sure that I'm reflecting on the vertical axis, and create a copy. And I'm going to use my Selection tool to move it to the right, and I can press Shift, so they are aligned to the same bottom, and around here, and I have both my eyes. I can select everything but... all these shapes, and then just press Shift and select again the smaller rectangle, so I can just select these eyes and eyebrows. I'm going to group them with Ctrl+G or going: Object>Group. So now they're a single object. And I'm going to make sure that everything is aligned to one center. So I'm going to go here and go to my Horizontal align center, after I selected all. And that way I can make sure the eyes are aligned to the center. I'm going to move them a little bit up, because I think they'll look nicer if they're around here. OK, so next thing I'm going to do is create some icing for the cake. So, I'm going to make a line by going to my Pen tool, or you can create a line, with the Line segment tool.But I'm going to use the Pen tool. So I can go here to the Pen tool or press P on my keyboard. And make a point here, and then while pressing Shift make another point here, that way I can make sure that I have a straight line. And then I'm going to press P again, and make another point here, and then make another point here while pressing Shift. And now I have two lines. Now I want to create kind of a curved effect here on this line. So I'm going to select this line and go here to Effect. And then I want to go to... Distort and Transform, and i'm going to go to zig-zag. And I'm going to get these options. So if you hit here on the little checkbox, you can preview the effect, and you can see that I'm getting more or less the effect that I want; but I don't want them to be this sharp, I want them to be rounded. So I'm going to leave the size here in 10, and the ridges per segment 4. You can increase this or decrease this. And you can see that this makes very different and interesting shapes. You can decrease this to 4, because I think that's good, that's working for us. And with the size you can make it get wider... or you can make it wider. Or you can make it smaller. So this is what this controls. And I'm going to change this to 10. And, because I want it to be kind of rounded, I'm going to go here to points and select Smooth. That way I'm going to get this curve just the way that I wanted it. Now that i see this, I think I'm going to change this and make this six probably, yeah that's better. OK. So I'm going to hit OK, and now you can see that I have this line. I'm going to move it down, because I think it'll work better here. As you can see, this line has a fill. So you can see here how the white is getting in the way. So I'm going to select this line and remove the fill, because we're not going to need it. And I'm going to do the same for this line, we don't need the fill, so I'm going to just remove it here. And I'm going to apply the same effect to this line. I could go again to Effect. But if you go to Effect, you can see that now, here in the top you have Apply zig-zag. Or you can press Ctrl+Shift+E, or go zig-zag. If you apply zig-zag, or you press Apply zig-zag, the same exact zig-zag effect that we just did; it's going to get applied on this one. And if you just press Zig-zag or Alt+Shift+Ctrl+E, you are going to be prompted to the zig-zag effect, but you can input the values in case you want to change it. So in this case, I'm going to just apply zig-zag, and you're going to see that I did that. I think this is too much, so I'm going to show you... The really cool thing about zig-zag is that, if you go and click on this line, and you go to your Appearance window; If you don't have it here by the folder you can go: Window>Appearance, or press Shift+F6. And if you go here in the Appearance you can see that I have this zig-zag effect here. So if I click where it says zig-zag, I'm going to get again, the options for the zig-zag. So it's really a nice effect because, even if at some point later on in your project you want to change the size or the ridges per segment, you can do it, and you can still do it. In this case, I think the ridges per segment are too much for this, so I'm going to go to 4, in this case I think that's OK. And I'm going to hit OK. So now I have these shapes. And, I want this shape to be different than this one. So now, we're going to separate them, I'm going to use these lines to separate this triangle with the Pathfinder tool. So if you go here to Window, and go to Pathfinder, or press Ctrl+Shift+F9, you're going to have this window that is called Pathfinder. And if I select both this rectangle, and then the line that I just created with the zig-zag effect, and I go here to the Divide, you're going to see that it's cutting it. Because this is what Divide does... cutting it. But in a straight line and that is not what we want, we want to to use this little zig-zag line with it. So I'm going to Ctrl+C to undo that. And, before we can use the Pathfinder, we're going to select both our lines, and then we're going to go: Object, and then I want to go: Expand appearance. If I do that, now you can see that the line using zig-zag. I don't see any more of that straight line that I used to have. And this is a good thing because now I can cut my shape with the Pathfinder tool, or use it in any other way. But as you can see in the Appearance, now I don't have this zig-zag anymore, so I cannot change the width... or sorry, I cannot change the segments of the line. But since we were already happy with the result that's the thing to do. So I'm going to select again, both the shapes, and this time I'm going to go again to Pathfinder, and find the Pathfinder and do Divide. And you can see that I have the Pathfinders... sorry, that I have the shape. And you're going to say OK cut it... but if you cut it, it also groups it. So I'm going to right-click and I'm going to un-group. Or you can go here to: Object>Un-group or Ctrl+Shift+G. And if I do that, now you can see that I have one shape... And then I have the other. So I'm going to do the same with this bottom one. I'm going to select both the line and the rectangle, go to the Pathfinder and click here on this icon, and Divide. Now again just as it did, it grouped it. So I'm going to un-group, by: right-click>Un-group. And another thing that it did, is that it sent them to the front. So I'm going to select all these four shapes, and then I'm going to go: right-click>Arrange>Send to back. Or you can use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+[ . OK, so now we're almost there. Now, I think a little mouth is missing, so I'm going to create a circle, by going here to the Ellipse tool or pressing L. And the circle I'm going to create...I'm going to go here, in the middle, around here. And I'm going to create a circle by just clicking here. And I'm going to make the width of this circle of 20, and a height of 20. And I'm going to hit OK. And I have my circle. Now just as I did with the other ones, I'm going to make sure that this is aligned to the horizontal center. And I'm going to move it a little bit there, so now we have it. And I'm going to make a little mouth, so I'm going to create another ellipse, right here. And this ellipse is going to have a 10 width and a 10 and height and I'm going to hit OK. Now just as I did, I'm going to make sure that this circle is aligned. So, I'm going to select with the Selection tool and then go here and top, to the Horizontal align center. And I'm going to move this...right there. I'm actually going to make this bigger because I think it's too small. So if you want to change the width and the height of an object you can do it manually. You can also input the values here. And I want to make this probably 15... I think it's good... Yeah, 15 is OK. And if you see, both values change because I had this selected, the width and height proportions. So now we're almost there. Now I want to create the candles so I'm going to make a rectangle. And, I'm going to make a rectangle with a width of 15 and a height of 25. OK. Now I'm going to create a smaller rectangle, and I'm going to just click here. And make this rectangle with a width of 35. And a height of 5, and I'm going to hit OK. I'm going to go to my Selection tool. And what I want to do is have this rectangle that I just created selected; and then go to the Rotation tool or press R on my keyboard, and again just as we did before, we're going to just select the anchor point, and while pressing Shift, move it to the top. And you can see that it has changed to the 45 angle, or 45 degrees. Now I going to put this here in the middle of the candle, and I think it's a good time to start adding color. So, I'm going to remove the stroke 'cos i don't need it, and change the field to a color. I had already selected my colors, I'm going to select this blue. And if you can see, I selected this color, this blue color, and you can see that it's the number 4198ce, in case you want to use the exact same colors. OK. And what I'm going to do is just select this one, and while selecting this one, I'm going to press Alt+Shift to make a copy, and make sure that copy is moving on a straight line. In this case, down. So I'm going to to put it around here, and release it. Now, I want to create another one. So, if you press Ctrl+D on your keyboard, you're going to repeat the last thing you did on software. That's why it created another copy on the exact same distance that we just did. So I'm going to move these three rectangles to the top a little bit, and there we go. I'm going to select the candle, the one that is behind, again remove the stroke as I don't need it, and make a fill. In the case of this candle I think I'm going to use this. It's kind of a very, very pale orange. And if you want to use again the same color that I used, it's fff7f5. I'm going to hit OK. Now, one technique that I use a lot, and if you have seen my previous tutorials you probably know it by now; I'm going to select these three blue rectangles and I'm going to copy them, or sorry, cut them by pressing Ctrl+X on my keyboard. Or going here to Object... sorry to Edit> Cut. And I'm going to select my candle. And then I'm going to go here, right here, where it says Draw inside, or you can press the Shift key twice. Because if you press shift only once, you're going to just move to here, to the middle one. But if you press again Shift+E, or you go here to the last one, you're going to go to the draw inside mode. And what the Draw inside mode allows is that, now everything that I draw is going to be constrained to this little rectangle that I just did. So I'm going to place, sorry, paste in place again, the rectangles that I just cut. So I'm going to go to Edit, and I'm going to go: Paste in place, or Ctrl+Shift+B. And now you can see that the lines are now constrained on the rectangle that I just created. And now I'm going to go with the Pen tool by pressing P or going to the panel, and create a candle. And for the candle, I'm going to pick this orange color. And if you want to use my orange, it's fb9a3b. OK. I'm just going to make a click here, then another click here, and drag a little bit. And the make another click around here, and then another one here, and then it's going to be the flame. You can do it like this, or you could use an ellipse as well, if you feel that is better. And I'm going to send this candle to the... sorry, this fire to the back. So I'm going to go: right-click>Arrange>Send to back, or Ctrl+Shift+[ . And now you have you're candle. If for some reason you don't like your shape, you can move the point with the Direct selection tool. In my case I think, these three points could be a little bit lower. Because I think they're too high. So I think that's OK. Now I'm going to select both this light and the the candle, or everything that the candle is; and then press Alt + Shift. Sorry... While moving it, I'm going to press Alt + Shift. And I'm going to create an exact copy of that candle. Just what I did, I'm going to select all of them, and go: Object>Group or Ctrl+G, to make sure that now they're grouped. And I want to align them to the Horizontal align center. And I'm going to change the colors of this one; so these are going to be the same, so I'm going to select the top one and this top one, and I'm going to remove the strokes, I don't need it, and select this pink color. And if you want to use the same pink that I'm using, it's ea71a7. Now I'm going to select the bottom parts of the cake, and again I don't need the stroke. And I'm going to fill it with this yellowish color that I selected. And if you want to use the yellow that I used it's fceaba. And I'm going to hit OK. Now I'm going to make this group, if you remember that I grouped all the shapes, so I'm going to un-group them by going: Object>Unroup, or Ctrl+Shift+E. Then I'm going to select the eyebrows, by going to the Selection tool and pressing Shift. And I'm going to remove the stroke, and add a fill of this brown color that I already selected. you can see here there number 824d47. And then I'm going to select both the eyes. And for the eyes I'm going to use this same brown color, so I'm going to remove the stroke, and again, select the brown color. And for my eyes I'm going to use white, but I'm going to remove the stroke. And then for my mouth, I'm going to remove the stroke, and then select this dark red color. If you want to use the same color that I just used, it's 6d2530. OK. And I'm going to select this one and remove the stroke, and then feel it with this lighter pink. And if you want to use this lighter pink it's f099c3. You can input this number here and hit OK. And just as I did with the lines on the candles, I'm going to select this rectangle; I'm going to click Ctrl+X to cut it, and I'm going to select this mouth and go here to my Draw inside mode. And go: Ctrl+Shift+B to paste it in place. And we have our mouth. But now that I think it's kind of surprised, the cake, and I want it kind of smiling. So I'm going to undo these last things that I did. And I'm going to go here to my circle; and I want to go to the Direct selection tool, and I'm going to select this top anchor point, and I'm going to press Delete on my keyboard. And now you can see that I have half a circle. I think this works better as a smile. So I'm going to select again this shape, and go here to the Draw inside mode. And I have already in my clipboard the tongue, so I'm going to Ctrl+Shift+V to paste in place. I want to move it a little bit down, because since it's a half-circle, it would look better if it's like this. So I think this is looking good. And maybe I can move this little bit closer, probably. And then group again my eyes and my eyebrows with Ctrl+G, and then align them to the horizontal centers so they are aligned, OK. So finally, I'm just going to select this one, the top pink parts. And then, while dragging to the bottom, I'm going to press Alt +Ctrl to make a copy. You can see that I made that copy. And I want to fill it with this orange color that I used for the candles. And one thing that I do a lot, also if you have seen my previous tutorials, you know by now; is that I like to play with the transparency. So I'm going to... if you don't have the Transparency window open, you can go to: Window> Transparency, or Ctrl+Shift+F10. And, I'm going to multiply this, probably and make this around 20%, i think that's OK. Yeah, that's OK. So I'm going to again, cut this with Ctrl+X, go here to this yellow area, and go to the Draw inside mode, and paste in place with Ctrl+Shift+V. Then double-click outside this to go again to the Draw normal option. I'm going to select again this other copy that we just created, and Ctrl+X to cut it. And then go here to the bottom line of the cake, and going again to the Draw inside mode, and then Ctrl+Shift+V to paste it in place. And now you can see that I have this little shade on the bottom of the cake. And now we have our birthday cake. Now, one thing I can do, is select everything and just group it, by going to: Object> Group or Ctrl+G. And make sure with the alignment tool, that I'm aligning to Art board, and align to the horizontal center and the vertical center. And now we have our cake. Now the next thing I'm going to do is type "Happy birthday". So I'm going to go to the Type tool, or press T on the keyboard. And I'm going to click. And I'm actually going to type with all caps. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY". And now, I I think you can pick whatever font you want, but I'm going to pick "Riffic". This is a free font that you can get on Google fonts. And I'm going to make it 35 points. I think that's OK. And I'm going to fill it with this other blue color, this kind of blue-green color I had selected. If you want to use the same one it's 33cbcc. OK. So now I have it, I'm going to align it also to the Horizontal align center, and move it here to the bottom, around here, on the cake. Now I don't like that it's straight. So I'm going to use another effect to change this. So I'm going to select my text, and go here to: Effect>Warp> Arc. And if I do this you can see, that automatically it has changed. And you can play with the options here, you can bend it in the horizontal way, the top or to the bottom. Or you can bend it on the vertical way, this kind of reminds me of the clip art thing. And you can play with these option, like distort it on the horizontal part, or the vertical... These effects or these styles her are very good because you can make a flag... For example, if you want to make a flag in a horizontal thing... Maybe you are creating your flag and you can make the text like that...Or you can make a Fisheye or you can see this part closer to you... Or maybe an arc... Again, play with the bend, and see something that you like. In the case... in this case, I'm going to just play with... well, select an arc, make sure that I'm on the horizontal, 'cos that's where I want it. And I want to bend it, let's say, 20. And I'm going to put these numbers at 0, 'cos I don't want to have any distortion. And I think it's better that I do this -20, that way it's going to go to the other side. And I'm going to hit OK. And I'm going to move this to the top, so it's closer to the birthday cake. And the same as the zig-zag line that we did, if we click here on the "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" text; you can change the text, you can, I don't know, put "hello" or something different, and it will bend with it. And, I'm going to undo this 'cos I actually want to type "happy birthday". But this is just so you see that this is great, because you can still change the text, and if at some point you don't like this arc you can select your your text, and you can see here that you have this Warp arc effect. So you can still change the values, so if you don't like them, or if you want to try something else. Now finally, I want to create a very nice effect on the background. So, I'm going to create a triangle, and you can create a triangle here on the Polygon tool. And you click. And if you click and drag, by default, you're going to see that this thing has 6 sides. But if you use your up and down keys on your keyboard, you can increase the number of sides or decrease the number of sides. So, I'm going to decrease until I get to 3. That is the lowest. And I'm going to press Shift, so that I have a horizontal base, and then, I don't know, release around here. And, I'm going to change the values, 'cos I think this is too big. So I'm going to change the width to 100. And if you see, I un-selected the Constrain proportions, because I want to change them individually. So I'm going to have 100, and then, I want to change the height to 400. It's going to be quite big, and I'm going to hit OK. And now, I want to rotate it to the other side, so I'm going to select here with the Selection tool. And then you need to go to one corner. You can click and press Shift, so you rotate in an angle that is round. And you're going to have this to the other side. And I'm going to make this... this very, very pale grey. And if you want to use the same one that I did, it's f7f7f7, and I'm going to hit OK. And I'm going to make sure that these things are aligned to the center. And also, move it to the top so it's right there in the center. OK. I'm going to send it to back, by again going to Transform, sorry, to Arrange> Send to back, or Ctrl+Shift+[ . And another thing that I want to do, is to select this, and go to the Rotate tool, and just click here, right here where the triangle ends; and then move it here and pressing and Alt+Shift while you do that, so you create a copy on the 45 degree angles. And if you remember what we did before with the line on the candle, we can just press Ctrl+D again to repeat the last action we did. And Ctrl+D again, Ctrl+D again, Ctrl+D again, Ctrl+D again and Ctrl+D again. Now we have all our rectangle. And I want to select these rectangles, these rectangle here in this space in the middle. So I'm going to show you. You could select them by selecting this on the top, and selectin this one... Or selecting everything and then de-selecting the cake and the birthday text. But you can also... since they are the only pinks, or the only shapes of this canvas that have this color; you can select one, and you go here on the top, you're going to see here that you have this button that is called Select similar objects. And if I click on that, it selects everything that is similar. And you can, of course have some options here that probably, instead of all, you can say the things that have the same fill color, or the ones that have the same stroke color, or the opacity, or the appearance, or the shape... So you can play around with that. I'm going to go again, once I have selected all of them, to the Rotate tool, or press R on my keyboard, and make sure that my rotate center is in the center. So, I'm going to select here and, then move here around the middle. It doesn't matter to them get the exact number, just as they are in the middle. You can rotate them. And make sure that you're pressing Alt, otherwise you're not going to make a copy. Just as I did. OK. Now we have our background. And finally, I'm going to select one, and then going here to the Select similar objects, and group this. To make sure that every time that I want to select the background, I just select it with one click. Now finally, we're going to give it the aspect of a card. So I'm going to make a rectangle, make a click and select the Rectangle tool. And I'm going to make this card 550 by 390. And I'm going to hit OK. Now I'm going to align this card to the horizontal and vertical center. And in this case, I want to see it, so I'm going to swap the fill and stroke, so I can see if this is what I like. I think that's OK, but I think I can move my card a little bit to the bottom so I can have that, OK. So, because the rectangle that I just created, this thing that is on the top; I can go here with my Selection tool and select everything. And then go: right-click>Make clipping mask. And if I do that, now you can see that everything is clipped inside that mask. And I could do it that way. But if I do it this way, and if you see now that I move it here, you're going to see that I have no background behind this birthday card. And that is not something I want so I'm going to undo this. And instead of doing that, I'm going to create this rectangle that we just did, and fill it with a white color. Just a simple white. And then I'm going to send it to back by going: Arrange>Send to back. AndI'm going to select everything, and then while pressing Shift, select again the card so that I de-select that one. And then I'm going to do what we've been doing: the Draw inside mode. So I'm going to go: Object, sorry, Edit> Cut, or Ctrl+X. And then 'm going to to find my rectangle. And go to the Draw inside mode. And then I'm going to go: Edit>Paste in place, and I have my background. Everything inside that rectangle that I just did, and as you can see, now it has a background. Now you have your birthday card. Freepik offers free mockups that you can use to display your work, so we're going to pick this beautiful, fun postcard mockup. And you can go to this address, or type here on the search bar: "beautiful fun post card mockup". And you can download it. And when you download it, you're going to get this Photoshop file. And here you can see that we have "Card A" and "Card B". We only need one card, so I'm going to to delete... select the "Card B", and just delete by dragging it to the garbage can. Then I'm going to select the "Card A". Kind of center it, so it looks better. And now, I'm going to add my design. So the first thing I'm going to do, is go back to Illustrator, copy what we just did by Ctrl+C, and go to Photoshop. Now I'm going to double-click on this "Card A", on this icon, that's kind of a preview, a thumbnail. I'm going to get this. And here you can see, they have other different objects. And I'm going to click on the front, again double-click, and now I can access to the exact design of the car. So I'm going to Ctrl+V to paste the object that I just got in Illustrator, and I'm going to paste it as a smart object. And then I'm going to simply just scale it, so that it fits the size of this card. Move it a little bit to the center, and hit Enter. Now in order for me to see this design on the mockup that we downloaded, we have to close this one and save it. So now the change is going to be applied here. So we have to close this one and save it again. And now you're going to see your design on this mockup that Freepik offers for free. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial,
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