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How to Overlap Letters in Adobe Illustrator?


Overlap Letters in Adobe Illustrator

Overlapping or interlocking the letters in Adobe Illustrator helps in making your text more attractive and effective. Different colored letters and different overlapping styles helps in creating unique effects in your artwork.

Overlap Letters in Adobe Illustrator

Today’s tutorial is about creating Overlapping letters in Adobe Illustrator.

Step 1

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now select the Rectangle Tool to create a background.

Overlap Letters in Adobe Illustrator

Now press Ctrl + 2 to lock the background. Select Type Tool and click on the artboard and type your letter. Again select the Type Tool and click on the artboard to type the next letter.

Overlap Letters in Adobe Illustrator

Increase the font size and bring both the text close to each other to create the Overlapping effect.

Overlap Letters in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

In this step we will create the Overlap Text.

Select both the letters and click on Type in the Menu Bar and select Create Outlines.

Overlap Letters in Adobe Illustrator

Now ungroup the selection by clicking on the Ungroup button in the Properties Panel.
Select the letters and go to the Pathfinder Panel and click on Divide.

Overlap Letters in Adobe Illustrator

Now again Ungroup the selection.

Now select parts of the first letter excluding the parts of which you want to create the overlapping text and click on Merge in the Pathfinder Panel.

Overlap Letters in Adobe Illustrator

Now fill the strokes of the merged letter with the color of background.

Overlap Letters in Adobe Illustrator

In the above image you can see that your text is giving the effect of Overlapping.

Step 3

In this step we will select the parts of the second letter and merge them in the similar way as it was done in the first letter.

Overlap Letters in Adobe Illustrator

Now it’s time to give a stroke fill to the letter. The stroke color will be same as that of the color of the background.

Overlap Letters in Adobe Illustrator

In the above image you can see the Overlap Letters. So by following the above steps you can Overlap Letters in Adobe Illustrator.

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