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How to create a 3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?


3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

I am here again with a new text effect. Today’s text effect is 3D Tube Text Effect. We will create this effect in Adobe Illustrator with the help of Type Tool and Blend Tool.

3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

So get ready to learn 3D tube text effect by following the below steps-

Step 1

To create this effect first of all you have to create a new document and then select the Type Tool. Click on the artboard and type your text. Be wise while selecting the font style. The font style must be such that the effect is properly visible.

3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select your text and left click on your mouse. Select Create Outlines from the pop up dialogue box.

3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After creating outlines, again left click on your mouse and select Ungroup to ungroup the letters.

3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now change the fill color to none and stroke color to black or any color of your choice.

3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Select the Pen Tool and start drawing outlines inside the letter as shown in the below image.

3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now delete the original letters, i.e., the letters with the black stroke. Create a circle and fill it with a color or a gradient and make a duplicate copy of that circle.

3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Select both the circles and click on Object in the Menu Bar and then place the cursor on Blend and select Make.

3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Double click on the Blend Tool in the Tool Panel to increase the Specified Steps between the two circles.

Now make number of duplicate copies of the blend equal to the number of letters in the text.

3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Select a letter and a blend and then click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Blend and select Replace Spine.

3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

When you will click on Replace Spine, blend selected will change its path and will be applied to the selected letter.

3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the same way, replace the path of other blends also.

Final

After replacing the path of all the blends your text will look like this-

3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Create your own 3D Tube Text Effect and share this tutorial with others who love playing with text effects.







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