In this section we will introduce you tips to create 3-D texts in Illustrator.
The design is outrageous and lively. This will catch people’s attention on posters or as a logo.
There are several ways to do so, this time we will use Blend feature.
Insert any text. Select center alignment if the text is multi-lined.
Kern and shorten the spacing between letters. Outline the text for later tasks (Select Text > Right Click > Create Outline).
Create a reduced scale copy of the text.
Select the text and click [Object > Transform > Scale Up/Scale Down]. Set the value 60% in the dialog box like above. Click [Copy] in the end.
Arrange the 60% centred scaled down text under the original text like the example above.
Next, move the big letter layer to front in Layer Panel.
Now we will start making the text 3-D.
Click [Object > Blend > Blend Option]. Set the step number value 100 like the example above in the dialog box.
Select both of the big and small texts and click [Object > Blend > Create].
Blend option is applied and the text looks stereoscopic.
Now we apply a color on the text.
1) Select the big text layer from Layer Panel (Window > Layer) and 2) set the fill and line color.
Next, 1) select the small text layer from Layer Panel (Window > Layer) and 2) set the fill and line color.
Adjust the stereoscopic effect of the text/
Select the small text layer from Layer Panel (Window > Layer) and drag it with Selection Tool while pressing Shift key.
The outcome would differ depending on the adjustment level. Adjust it in accordance of your preference.
Lastly, expand the blend feature [Object > Blend > Expand].
The 3-D text is completed.
This time we used Blend feature instead of 3D. Blend is a useful feature. You can also create gradient by blending colors.
You can also create different types of 3-D designs by adjusting Step02-03. This technique will be helpful for designs.