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Illustrator for Lunch™ - Sharing and archiving files - troubleshooting the pitfalls

Helen Bradley, Illustrator for Lunch™ & Photoshop for Lunch™

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6 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Shareable and archived files - Introduction

      1:20
    • 2. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 1 Understanding problems with linked files and fonts

      4:19
    • 3. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 2 Converting Linked to Embedded images

      4:28
    • 4. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 3 Dealing with missing fonts

      2:03
    • 5. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 4 Package a file for sharing and archiving replacement

      6:07
    • 6. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 5 Addendum Compress a folder for sharing

      2:20

About This Class

Illustrator for Lunch™ is a series of short video courses you can study in bite size pieces such as at lunchtime. In this course you'll learn how to prepare an Illustrator file to send to someone else, to send for printing and for archiving so it will arrive in a usable way. You will learn the difference between embedded and linked files and how to ensure that linked images travel with the file and how to troubleshoot missing fonts too. These are essential skills for anyone working with Illustrator.  

More in this series:

4 Illustrator Shading Techniques - An Illustrator for Lunch™ class - Simple Highlights & Shadows

5 Hexagon Patterns in Illustrator - an Illustrator for Lunch? course

Create Color Schemes in Illustrator for Using, Sharing & Selling - An Illustrator for Lunch? Class

Create Patterns in Adobe Capture for Illustrator & Photoshop

Create Wreaths & Other Floral Designs - An Illustrator for Lunch™ Class

Designing with Spirals - An Illustrator for Lunch™ Class

Doodle Flower Design & Pattern in Illustrator - An Illustrator for Lunch™ Class

Draw a Hot Air Balloon in Illustrator - Fun with 3D! 

Illustrator - Design in Black and White - Create Positive/negative images

Illustrator for Lunch? - 10 Interface and Setup tips too Speed your Workflow

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Align tips in 10 minutes or less 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Type Tips in 10 minutes (or less) 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - Ten Top Illustrator Tips in 10 Minutes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Layer Tips in 10 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Pattern tips in 10 Minutes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Pen tool and Path Tips in 10 Minutes or Less 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Appearance Panel Tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Color tips in 20 Minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Gradient tips in 20 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Pathfinder, Crop and Cutout tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Recolor Artwork tips in (around) 20 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Reflect and Rotate tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Things New Illustrator Users Need to Know

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 3D Extrusion Effects - Text, Shapes, 3D

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 3D Perspective Cube design and Bonus 3D star

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 4 Exotic Patterns - Quatrefoils, Moroccan Trellis, and Layered Diamond 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 4 Handy Patterns - Diagonals, Plaid, Colorful Dots, Chevron

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 5 Cool Text Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Abstract Ombre Background - Color Scheme, Blend, Transform 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - All you need to know about Brushes in Illustrator

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Backgrounds for your projects - Sunbursts, Halftone, Blends & Brushes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Banner and Award Badges - Appearance Panel, Masks, Warp 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Blends and Gradients - Blends, Blend Modes, Gradients 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Braids, Rick Rack and More

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Circle Based Patterns - Rotate, Blend, Multi-Color Dots

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Clipping Masks, Opacity Masks & Layer Masks

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Complex Block and Half Drop Repeat patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Complex Rotated Repeating Patterns Made Easy - Using MadPattern templates 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Floral Alphabet character

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Nighttime Cityscape Image

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Plaid or Tartan Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Range of Triangle Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Retro Landscape Illustration

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Textured Dot Pattern - Transform, Vector Texture, Patterns 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Wave Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Whimsical Tree

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create an Ikat Inspired Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create an Isometric Cube Pattern - Shape Builder, Align, Pattern Make

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Complex Art in the Appearance Panel

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Diamond, Harlequin and Argyle Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Guilloche Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Hi-Tech HUD rings

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Perfectly Overlapped Rotated Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Seasonal Ornaments - Learn new skills while making seasonal art

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Stitches and Sewing Elements

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create with bends and blends - techniques for icons, logos and more

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Creative Half tone Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Custom Corner Tiles for Pattern Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Cute Furry Creatures

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Cutout Text Effects - Photos, Pathfinder & Text

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Designing with Symmetry

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Doodle-Style Heart - DIY Brushes and Nested Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Draw a Retro TV - Shapes, Texture & Sunburst

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Draw a Vintage Birdcage - Shapes, Transform, Texture

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Faux Tissue Paper Collage - Blending, Texture, Transparency 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Flat and Dimensional drawing techniques

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Fun Effects with Graphic Styles - Appearances, Brushes, Styles 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Fun with Scripts - Download, Install, Run

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Get Creative with Blends and Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Get Export File Sizes and Resolution Correct

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Going in Circles - Brushes, Blends & Transformations

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Gradient Background Effects - Find, Adapt, Create & Use

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Houndstooth & Rose - Vector Halftone Tracing & Houndstooth Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Illustrating Cacti with Custom Made Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - I'm Seeing Stars - Fill, Warp, Clip & Crop Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In the Frame - Shapes, Fills, Strokes & Color

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In the Kitchen - Cartoon Art with Live Paint 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In Your Face - Pen Tool Practice 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Layered Paper Style Collage - Gradients, Graphic Styles, Transform 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Let's Go Steampunk! - Shapes, Rotation, Textures 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a 2017 Calendar from Scratch - Grids, Layouts, Text, Patterns & More 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a 3D Y Shape Pattern - from paper illustration to digital design

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a Lace Pattern Brush - Stroke, Blends, Pattern Tiles, Rotation 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make an Organic Spiral Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Art Brushes - Configure, Color & Scale

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Art Using Other People's Art 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Custom Organic Patterns - Transform, Scissors, Align, Pattern Swatch 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Retro Shapes - Pathfinder, Scripts, Rotation

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Scrapbook Papers to Sell - Patterns, File Formats, Marketing Materials 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to Sell Printables - Stripes, Grid, Lines & Isometric Grid

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Mastering Live Trace - Turn Bitmaps to Vectors

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Meandering Hexagon Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - More fun with Scripts - Text to code, more scripts, more fun (trees too!)

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Multi-Color Faux Pattern - Patterns, Transform, Expand 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Neon Effect - Appearances, Graphic Styles, Fonts

Illustrator for Lunch™ - On (a pattern making) Safari - Repeating Patterns 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - One Design Concept - Many Variations 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern in a Pattern - Achieving the Impossible in Illustrator 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern in Pattern & Irregular Repeating Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern Know-how - Install, Transform, Recolor

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern of Lines and Dots

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pop Art Style Star Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mandala Design

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mirror Drawing - Symmetrical drawing

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Road Trip - Custom Brushes and Live Paint

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Roaming Square Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Seamless Repeating Texture Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Season's Greetings - Shapes, Brushes, Texture 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Semi Transparent Flowers - Scatter Brushes, Opacity, Blend Modes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Sharing and archiving files - troubleshooting the pitfalls

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Sketchy Image Effect - Image Trace, Swatches, Sketchy Effect

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Something's Fishy - Appearance Panel Tips & Tricks 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Stipple Texture Effect - Grain, Gradients, Blends 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - String Art Inspired Designs

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Stylish Doodles to Make and Sell

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Type on a Path - Type, Paths, Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Using & Troubleshooting Bounding Boxes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Using Photoshop Objects in Illustrator - Images, Shapes, Patterns and more

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Vector Textures - Vectors, Clipping Masks, Pathfinder

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Warp Shapes & Text - Envelope Distort, Warp, Gradients 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Watercolor Magic - Type, Downloaded Patterns & Brushes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Watercolor stripe seamless repeating pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical diagonal line patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Scrapbook Paper Designs to Sell or Share

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Text Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Textured Drawings Using Hand Drawn Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Zentangle® Inspired Pattern Brushes - Shapes, Effects, Brushes

Make Ditsy Patterns in Illustrator

Pattern Design in Illustrator Masterclass

Piping Effect in Illustrator - An Illustrator for Lunch™ Class

Rainbow Gradient Shape & Text Effects in Illustrator - an Illustrator for Lunch™ class

Terrazzo Patterns Without Drawing a Shape! - An Illustrator for Lunch? Class

 

 

 

 

 

Transcripts

1. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Shareable and archived files - Introduction: Hello, I'm Helen Bradley. Welcome to this episode of illustrative Flint. Sharing and archiving files in Illustrator Illustrated for Lunch is a serious of illustrated classes h of which teaches a small range of illustrated techniques. You'll get plenty of opportunity to practice. You own your skills in the projects you'll create. Today, we're going to look at the process of sharing and archiving files in illustrated to make sure that everything travels with your file in particular were and look at the issue off, Linked and embedded falls inside your illustrated files and funds. As you're watching these videos, you're going to see a prompt which that you recommend this class to others. Please. If you are enjoying the class and learning from it, would you do two things for me? Firstly, answer. Yes, the fact that you would recommend this class to others and secondly, right in just a few words why you're enjoying the class. These recommendations help other students to say that this is a class that they, too, might enjoy and learn from. Now, if you'd like to leave me a comment or a question place does. So I raid and respond to all of your comments and questions, and I look at and respond to all of your class projects. If you already now, let's have a very quick look at sharing and archiving files and illustrated the issues and how to avoid problems. 2. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 1 Understanding problems with linked files and fonts: before we get started problem solving in this particular class, let's have a look and see what the problems are going to bay. I have this illustration I've created here and at the very bottom of this illustration is the image that I used to base it on. It is a linked fall, so I've just placed it inside my illustrator file as a link file, and it's a template lack for double click on it. Here you can see it's been set up is a template, so it's been dimmed to 50% and it's been locked. That's what template lives are all about. And then I drew the rest of the image on top of here. What I want to do is I want to show you what happens when I save this file and then just send it to somebody else. Somebody who may not have the exact things that I have on my computer will choose file and then Saive, and I'm just going to call this camper. It's going to be an illustrative fall. I'll just click ciw and as I typically do when I say this dialogue is, I just totally ignored and just click. OK, so right beside me. Right now I have a second computer, and on that second computer is a version off illustrator. And what I'm going to do is I'm going to show you what happens if I had perhaps sent this particular image to somebody else what they're going to say when they actually go and open up that image. So let's just switch across to that computer and let's have a look and what will say there . So here I am on my second computer, you can tell it's the 2nd 1 is got a darker interface, and I'm going to open up the camper image that I just created in Illustrator. What I've done is I've copied it from one computer to the other. So I've done what would happen essentially, if you had sent the file to somebody via way transfer or Dropbox or you'd shared it via e mails. I'm just gonna choose file open. It's on my desktop here, so let's just go and get to the desktop. And here is the version of Camper that I just copied across. I'm gonna open it in Illustrator. All of a sudden we've got some issues. The first issue is that they file camp a jpg, which was the original line work that is inside the original file can be found. The reason for that is it was just linked. What happened was that Illustrated just had a little pointer inside the file, saying, You know what? When you need Cambage, I p j you can go and find it on that disk, and here is where it is. But that is, of course, meaningless when it gets sent to somebody else because somebody else doesn't have your exact same file structure. They may not have a user called Helen and all a structure that they have. They might be working on a Mac where they folder structures are very different. So Camp Ajay, Peggy, that little embedded line. Our image hasn't traveled with us. We can try and click replace, but you know, where is the image? If you sent this to a sharp or toe a climb to something, they don't have it. So I'm going to click Ignore to get past that. The next problem is that I used a really lovely fund called Thematic Bold, and this computer doesn't have a Matic bold on it. So because of that, we're not able to say the font the white was designed. This would be really embarrassing. If you were sending this to a customer client, you sent them this beautiful image that you've created for them. And it's not rendering correctly because they don't have the right fond. Now they could go and try and find the fund. But really, this is not the best way to be sending a far. I'm just gonna click close for now. So the problem with a very, very simple image that I sent from one computer to the other. The computers both run windows, but they don't have the same file structure is I now no longer have a linked file in here. It's just blank, and I don't have the lovely front that I started off with. So this is the kind of problems that you're likely to encounter when you send a file to somebody else. You might be sending it to May because you need my help. You might be sending it to a print shop. You might be sending it to a client. You might be sending it anywhere. But if you don't prepare that fall correctly, the chances are there's not going to look the same when it arrives as what it looked like on your particular machine. 3. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 2 Converting Linked to Embedded images: Now that we understand some of the problems of sending linked files and images that have fonts in them to another user, let's have a look at some of the solutions on the first solution we're going to look at is how you can convert a linked image into something different. The link file is labeled here. It's got a label cold link file. We can see any linked images inside our image of regards the links panel. So I'm gonna choose Window and then links as an entire panel. Just for this and in the links panel is this camp Ajai page a file? I'm now able to access it and do something with it. And one other things that I can do with it is with its selected I can go to the fly up panel here on I can choose em bad image on what that will do. It will turn it from a link file into an embedded file. So instead of this illustrator file here camp I i containing just a pointer toe where illustrated confined the fall camp adat jpg. This time, the entire image is going to be stored inside this file now because this is a J pig image and it's not just a little text link. The fire's going to be much bigger. So my I file is going to blow out a little bit in size because it's going to be carrying a J pig image with it. But the beauty of that is that because it's gonna be carrying that J peg image with it. Anybody that opens up that far, whether their Windows Mac or whatever operating system they're using is gonna have access to the J pig because it's inside the file. So that's the first option is going to change here from linked file into just the word image. As soon as I do it, I need to unlock that first. So let's go back and do that embed image, and you can see now it's just labeled image that tells me it's embedded rather than being linked. So that's one option. But let's just under that cause there's a second way of achieving the same result, and we can do it when we go to save the file. So I'm gonna choose file and then save as because if I just click save, I won't get that dialogue again, and it's in that dialogue. So let's just file save as Let's call this Camper one again. It's an illustrative file. I'll click save and because we've done file save as we're getting this illustrator options dialog, while here's the option that we need, it says, include linked files so we can click it to include any linked files. In other words, this J. Paige image is going to be packaged up with this fall. It's gonna be included inside it now, the same as if we convert it to an embedded file. Now, this option won't be selectable. It'll be great out if you don't have any linked files inside your illustrator file. So this is sort of like a reminder. If it's clickable, if it's accessible, then there is something in there that if you were sending that file to somebody else, you may want her included in it. So I'm going to do that and I'll click. OK, No, I'm back over here on my second computer. I've already copied Kamper won over and placed it somewhere where I can find it. So I'll choose file and then open. Here is camper one I'm just going to click open now. This time we get the image opening, but we're not getting a warning about the missing content. Camper dot jp J Warning is not coming up because it's going to be inside this file. We do, of course, still get the warning about the missing fonts. We're going to deal with that in a minute. Let's go to the layers and let's have a look and say what we've got. What? We got a small mess inside this bottom layer. Here we've got a layout, a group of clipping group, another clipping group and an image. It's not a pretty sight, but we do have the image in here. It's not the way that we perhaps might have chosen to put it in. They fall, but it has traveled with the fall, and that's the important thing. So there are two ways of solving the embedded linked image issue. One of them is to turn it from a linked image into an embedded image. Before you save it on. The 2nd 1 is to do it through the save dialog. Either way, you're going to find that your linked content is then embedded inside the file. Little travel with it. It doesn't matter where it goes. It's always going to be accessible to anybody who opens up that file. 4. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 3 Dealing with missing fonts: having solved the issue of link files, we now need to deal with the font issue. And one of the simplest ways off dealing with the font issue is to convert your type from actual creditable text into outline. So I'm going to locate and select the text here, and I'm going to the type menu and I'm just going to choose create outlines. And what that does is it creates outlines off the text. These are no longer edit herbal, so we can't go to the type tall and just pick it up and expect to be able to adjust the type because it's not any longer edit herbal time. It's just lots and lots of shapes. Each one of these letters is a separate shape, so we've lost a little bit off editing ability. But what we've done is we've allowed anybody who opens the file to be able to get access to that type the way we set it up. So let's go and save this file a second time file save as gonna call this camper too. Again, it's an illustrator file. I'm going to click save. I'm gonna make sure I've got selected. Include linked files because in this particular image, the original artwork is still a linked image. It's not embedded in it. Some just going to click R Ky. Now we'll head to the second computer here on the second computer. I'm going to choose file, and I pin and go an iPhone camper, too. This time we get no errors in opening the file. The original artwork is embedded, and the text is now accessible because H of the characters has been converted into outlined text. This is the typical way that you would send artwork to, for example, a print shop. You will generally be asked before you send it to make sure that all your text is converted to outlines. And this is part of the reason you want your artwork toe look the same when you send it to somebody else. Is that looked when it was on your computer? 5. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 4 Package a file for sharing and archiving replacement: before we finish up, I want to show you a final way off delivering a product to somebody. I'm going to do this for a couple of reasons. One because it allows you to send. I file in an editor or format. So we're not going to convert our text into outlines, and we're going to send it with a linked file in it, not an embedded file. It's gonna work perfectly when it arrives. Now it's good for sharing files with other people, for example, sending it to a print shop. But it's also a really good way to archive your work, because consider if this were a logo or some sort of production pace that we had created for reclined and you want to save it so that you can access it later on. But you may not access it for a number of years. You may have switched computers by then. You may not have the same fonts installed. You may not have the same file structure. You might be working on a Mac instead of a pace. See, all these things might have changed, but you want to make sure that you keep your clients work in a manner that's going to be able to be easily accessed if you need to in future. And this is a way of doing it now, Before you do this, you want to save your work because if you don't, you're going to be prompted to do so. And then you're going to choose file and then package. You're asked to supply a location for this. So if you are archiving your work in keeping everything in an archive folder, then you just select your archive folder. If you're sharing with somebody might slick to Dropbox folder or whatever. I'm just putting it in the area that I'm working and currently, then you select a folder name, and that's going to be the folder in which this II file would be placed, as well as all the other component parts that are required for it. So you can change this name if you wish. I'm just going to leave it as it is. I'm going to set all these options on, and I'm just going to click package now. I'm warned about a font issue because some found files are free insights okay for you to share it with somebody else in a work situation where they need access to it, for example to print it. But other funds can't be shared. The ones that you pay for and so illustrates just warning you it's not actually stopping you. But it is warning you that you need to be careful about what you're doing because you might come up against front licensing issues. So that's gonna click. OK, the phone time using here is actually I free fund. So now that I've created my package successfully, I can click to ask to show the package. I'm going to do that. And so here is the package. This is go up. One step here is the camp, a folder that we just created inside that is a font folder and a Lynx folder in the font folder is thematic, bold, fond The fault that was in use in this document. In the links Faulder is the Camp Ajai page, a fall which is linked inside this illustrative file. And then there's a report, and the report just gives details about the camper A. I filed the color space and various details about the file itself. The font center in there and any linked images so you can see what is packaged up on what is required for this file. And, of course, there's the Camper Ai file as well. So this is now all being created on the computer that I'm working on. So I'm going to copy it across to my second computer and let's see what happens when we go and access it. They're so here I am on the second computer, I'm going to choose file and then open, and we're going to the desktop, which is just here. And here is the camper folders. I'm going to double click on the camp a folder here, all the contents of that folder. I'm going to double click on Camper. I toe open it. Now we do have an error message. The problem is that a Matic Bold has not been installed on this computer. It was delivered in that package, but just delivering the package doesn't install a fund file. So for us to be able to get access dramatic, bold, we would need to install the file. But of course it's inside the package, so that's not really a big issue. What we would do to install. It is just go toothy original package. I'm going to double click on Camp a folder. I'm going to the front folder. I'm going to double click Automatic Bold on apace. A. All I need do is to click the install option here, and then the font will bay installed on this computer. Once it's installed on this computer, I can then go on open the I file, and it's going toe open without era. Now let's just go back to Illustrator. Let's click Close and let's have a look at the last panel. And here we've got our last panel exactly as it waas on the other computer. When we saved it, the link file is here. You can see it still link. It's not embedded. It's just a link. But packaging it has ensured that the file has traveled with the II image, so that is accessible, So packaging is a really smart way to archive files. It ensures that you've got all your font or your linked images. Everything is taken care of. It will future proof your files, and it's also, of course, a really good way of sharing files on a day to day basis with a print shop, for example. I hope that you've enjoyed this class and that you violent things about illustrator of which you were previously unaware. Now, as you were watching these videos, you will have seen a prompt asking if you would recommend this class toe. Others plays if you enjoy this class and if you learned from it, would you do two things for me? Firstly, answer yes, that you would recommend this class to others. And secondly, right, just a few words about why you enjoying the class. These recommendations help other students to say that this is a class that they, too, may enjoy and learn from. If you'd like to leave me a comment or a question, please do so I raid and respond to all of your comments and questions I look at and respond toe all of your class projects. My name's Helen Bradley. Thank you so much for joining me for this episode of illustrative for lunch, and I look forward to seeing you in an upcoming episode soon 6. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 5 Addendum Compress a folder for sharing: So this is an addendum to this class. It's just a video that's going to show you how you can go ahead and prepare this folder for sharing with other people. And it came up as a question that the person who inspired this class actually asked. So once you've got your folder, if you want to archive it on your machine, you'll find you can just place it in an archive folder, for example, and just store all your folders in here. But if you want to share it with somebody else, then it's a good idea to zip these up on what you do on a pace. A is going to select the folder that has all these sub folders in it, and what you're going to do is to right click on it and I choose send toe and then compressed Zip folder on. What that's going to do is it's going to make a zip file that contains this folder, and because this is now a single file instead of a folder with sub folders and contents, this is much easier to distribute. For example, I would use we transfer, I really looked at websites are just type in weight transfer into my browser, and then I can upload this single file and just send it to somebody else. Now, on the Mac, things are a little bit different. So over here, I've got my Mac, and I've got the exact same package folder here on my Mac. The one thing you have to make sure on your Mac is that you're not in the all my files area . You want to be a inside A folder because dynamically created folders like all my files because that just collects up all your files. It's called Dynamic Folder. The compress option is not available, so it's a little bit tricky with the Mac. So you need to go inside a folder itself. And here I am on what I'm going to do is right, click or control, click on the file, and then I'm going to go down to the compress option. And exactly same things gonna happen here is that the Mac is going to compress that into a compressed ZIP file that then can be delivered to somebody else. It's just a single file instead of a whole lot of folders and files. Much is a way of delivering things. So that just covers the situation of how do I actually share this thing? What do I share? What you share the entire folder. The safest way to do that is to zip it up before you send it. Generally, because the size of it, you'll want to be sending it either via Dropbox or by an application like we transfer.