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How to create Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?


Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

As I had said earlier, that we can do wonders with text in Adobe Illustrator. Today again we are going to prove this saying by learning to create Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator.
Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator


The tools which will be used in creating Hatched Shadow Text Effect are Type Tool and Appearance Panel.

Step 1

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Select the Type Tool and click on the artboard to activate the type box. Now type your text.

Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Mark the Fill and Strokes with No Fill.

Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now we will open Appearance Panel. For that we will click on Window in the Menu Bar and then we will put a checkmark on Appearance. Appearance Panel will appear on the artboard.

Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In Appearance Panel click on Add New Fill button which is at the bottom left of the panel. Now if you want you can change the fill color of the text otherwise let’s continue with the black fill.

Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Again click on Add New Fill and click on the drop down button which is next to the fill swatch. When you will click on the drop down button Swatches Panel will appear. In Swatches Panel, click on Swatch Libraries Menu and then place the cursor on Patterns and then Basic Graphics and then select Basic Graphics Lines.

Swatch Libraries Menu > Patterns > Basic Graphics > Basic Graphics Lines

Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

From Basic Graphics Lines Panel select the first line pattern as a new fill. Remember that strokes will not be filled. This line pattern will help in creating Hatched Shadow Text Effect.

Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Close the Basic Graphics Lines Panel and go to the Appearance Panel. In Appearance Panel select the Line Pattern Fill and click on Add New Effect Button.

When you will click on Add New Effect button a list of effects will appear. Place the cursor on Distort & Transform and select Transform.

Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Transform Effect dialogue box will appear when you will select Transform. In that dialogue box, set the Horizontal Move to 14pt and click OK.

Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now again open the Transform Effect dialogue box by following the above process. This time when you will click on Transform a dialogue box will appear asking you to whether you want to apply the new effect or not. Click on Apply New Effect.

Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

When you will click on Apply New Effect, Transform Effect dialogue box will appear. Now uncheck the Transform Objects Option and set the Rotate Angle to 45 degree and also set the Vertical Scale to 51%.

Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Check the Preview and click OK.

Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

You have created your Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator. If you want you can change the fill color of your text and the line pattern. You have to go to Edit Pattern to fill color in the Pattern.

Hatched Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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