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Tips to Create 3-D Text (Illustrator)

Tips to Create 3-D Text (Illustrator)

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.

Step01 Insert Centred Text

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).

Step02 Create Reduced Scale Copy

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.

Step03 Arrange Text

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.

Step04 Blend Option Setting

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.

Step05 Create Blend

Select both of the big and small texts and click [Object > Blend > Create].

Blend option is applied and the text looks stereoscopic.

Step06 Apply Color on Text 1

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.

tep07 Apply Color on Text 2

Next, 1) select the small text layer from Layer Panel (Window > Layer) and 2) set the fill and line color.

Steo08 Adjust Stereoscopic Effect

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.

Step09 Expand Blend

Lastly, expand the blend feature [Object > Blend > Expand].

Done!

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.

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