Your instructo is referring only to text objects. Use the Direct Select (white arrow) tool to select any text and go to Type > Create Outlines. If you go to Type > Find Font there should be nothing in the top panel of the dialogue. If there's any font listed in the top panel you still have text to convert. Make sure you don't overlook locked or hidden layers and objects.
Scott he does not have text in his art he drew the logo in his case with a brush by hand.
So perhaps this wil help.
Once it is a compound shape you can also use it to clip an image so you can fill the letters with an image (photo)
Wade, I love your little videos.
I tried to follow along with this one, but I got stuck after the flatten transparency step. Clicking on the "Add to Shape Area" icon in Pathfinder didn't get rid of the superfluous paths within the shape. (CS3)
I figured it must be because of some preference I had turned on, so I tried it on another computer (CS4) and of course it worked like a charm.
It's no big deal, but do you have any idea what was preventing it from working the first time? Thanks, Evelyn
In CS 3 you have to hold the Option Key down when you hit on the unite icon.
They change it back in CS 4 as it was too confusing the other way.
Perfect, thank you!