Custom Bullets in Illustrator

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Jul 27, 2020

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Hi all,

 

I hired a design firm to create a trifold brochure. Much to my dismay, they created this document in Illustrator rather than InDesign. Seriously?

 

Across our branding, we use an icon from our logo for custom bullets when making lists.

 

A single list on our brochure doesn't meet this brand standard. Is there a way to apply a custom bullet in Illustrator?

 

A screenshot with some filler text is attached so you can see what I'm talking about.

 

custom bullet.png

 

 

Thank you for your help!

Maggie, Hi.

Good Grief, they used Illustrator!!!!  >:-O

 

Here is a workaround using Illustrator.

Actually, in your case, you can recreate that bullet just like your logo.

It’s really a rotated triangle with many custom settings using your Character panel.

 

My starting point was to open Type>Glyphs panel.

Many fonts have triangles. Here I am using Times New Roman.

I adjusted all the settings to match your given image.

See attached below. Your settings will be slightly different.

 

Next I created a Text box with Tabs. It’s Myriad Pro 33pt

Next I copied and paste that Times New Roman triangle character and replaced that Myriad Pro bullet character

 

K

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Custom Bullets in Illustrator

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Hi all,

 

I hired a design firm to create a trifold brochure. Much to my dismay, they created this document in Illustrator rather than InDesign. Seriously?

 

Across our branding, we use an icon from our logo for custom bullets when making lists.

 

A single list on our brochure doesn't meet this brand standard. Is there a way to apply a custom bullet in Illustrator?

 

A screenshot with some filler text is attached so you can see what I'm talking about.

 

custom bullet.png

 

 

Thank you for your help!

Maggie, Hi.

Good Grief, they used Illustrator!!!!  >:-O

 

Here is a workaround using Illustrator.

Actually, in your case, you can recreate that bullet just like your logo.

It’s really a rotated triangle with many custom settings using your Character panel.

 

My starting point was to open Type>Glyphs panel.

Many fonts have triangles. Here I am using Times New Roman.

I adjusted all the settings to match your given image.

See attached below. Your settings will be slightly different.

 

Next I created a Text box with Tabs. It’s Myriad Pro 33pt

Next I copied and paste that Times New Roman triangle character and replaced that Myriad Pro bullet character

 

K

"Custom bullet".png

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Not that I know.

Or better: not directly out of the Box.

 

For only one custom bullet character I suggest the following: a combination of IndyFont by Theunis de Jong and Bullet points in llustrator 

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Maggie, Hi.

Good Grief, they used Illustrator!!!!  >:-O

 

Here is a workaround using Illustrator.

Actually, in your case, you can recreate that bullet just like your logo.

It’s really a rotated triangle with many custom settings using your Character panel.

 

My starting point was to open Type>Glyphs panel.

Many fonts have triangles. Here I am using Times New Roman.

I adjusted all the settings to match your given image.

See attached below. Your settings will be slightly different.

 

Next I created a Text box with Tabs. It’s Myriad Pro 33pt

Next I copied and paste that Times New Roman triangle character and replaced that Myriad Pro bullet character

 

K

"Custom bullet".png

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