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How to add shadow to letters in Illustrator

How to add shadow to letters in Illustrator

I will introduce how to add shadow to letters in Illustrator.

There are many opportunities to add shadow to letters. It is a technique that is necessary for many settings such as logo titles, heading letters and typography.

I will use [Drop shadow] in Illustrator to add shadow to letters. This time, I will explain step-by-step how to use this [Drop shadow]

Step01 Enter letters using the type tool

文字ツールで文字を入力する

Enter any letters using the type tool.

Step02 Make an outline around the letters

文字のアウトラインを作成する

Make an outline around the letters.

Select the letters and click [Right click→Make outline].

Step03 The letters have been outlined!

文字がアウトライン化された!影をつける準備

The letters have been outlined.

By outlining the letters, it is possible to handle the letters the same way you would handle an image.

Step04 Add shadow using drop shadow

ドロップシャドウで影をつける

Now, finally add the shadow to the letters.

Select the letters and click [Effect→Stylize→Drop shadow].

Step05 Drop shadow settings

ドロップシャドウの設定

Because the [Drop shadow] dialogue box is open, set it like in the above picture and click OK. (By putting a check in the preview button, it is possible to look at the condition of the actual shadow.)

Step06 Shadow has been added to the letters!

文字に影がついた!

By applying drop shadow, shadow has been finished for the letters.

Summary

イラストレーターで文字に影をつける方法

How was the method for adding shadow to letters in Illustrator?

The method for making shadow was simple, wasn’t it? Using the [Drop shadow] dialogue box in Step05, it is possible to make a variety of shadows.

While looking at the preview, it is possible to make a variety of shadows, so by all means, please try it.

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