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How to create Sliced Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?



Sliced Text is a cool text effect. It helps in creating a graphic effect. You can cut your text into half or into several pieces. It’s all depends upon your creative mind how you want to cut your text.

Sliced Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
If you want you can even cut letters separately with various cuts.

In today’s tutorial you will earn to create a Sliced Text Effect. You will slice your text with the help of  line and pathfinder panel.

Follow the following steps to learn this effect-

Type a Text

To slice a text the most essential thing you need is a TEXT. So select the Type Tool and type your word.

Sliced Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

You can change the font style and size and even the color of the text.

Sliced Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Create Outline

After changing color and font style of the text, select the text with the help of Selection tool. Now right click on the selection and select Create Outlines.

Sliced Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Draw Lines

After creating outlines, draw lines on the text in that manner in which you want to cut the text. You can draw lines with the help of Pen Tool or Line Segment Tool. The number of lines depends upon in how many parts you want to cut your text.

Sliced Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Slicing the Text

Select the lines created and hit Ctrl + C to copy the lines. Let the lines be selected and press shift and select the text. Now go the Pathfinder Panel and click on Divide.

Sliced Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
The selection will get divided then click on Ungroup button to ungroup them.

Press Shift + Ctrl + V to paste the copied lines on Place. (NOT COMPULSORY)

Now your text is cut into parts and you can select each part individually and drag then slightly away.

Sliced Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Practice Time

Type your text, choose a font style and slice it in different ways and create your own Sliced Text Effect.

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