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How to create Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?


Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

We will create a Paper Cut-Out Effect in Adobe Illustrator with the help of Rectangle Tool and Pathfinder Tool. We will also use the Drop Shadow Effect.

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 1

We will first create the Paper Cut-Out background which will be filled in the text. So start by launching Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now select the Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle on the artboard. I have filled the rectangle with color code #d87881.

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now copy this rectangle by pressing Ctrl + C and paste it in front by pressing Ctrl + F. Fill this new rectangle with different color. (Color code #6dd47e)

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the Pencil Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a random shape on the rectangle.

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Select the random shape drawn and the top rectangle and go to the Pathfinder Panel. In the Pathfinder Panel, click on Divide and then Ungroup the selection.

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After ungrouping the selection, delete the random shape created.

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now select the top layer of rectangle and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Stylize and select Drop Shadow.

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Drop Shadow dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box make required changes and then click OK.

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Now in similar way make few more layers of rectangle.

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the Type Tool and type your text. Place it over the layers created then press Ctrl + A to select all the artwork. Then click on Make Clipping Mask button in the Properties Panel.

Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

And the Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator is ready.

Practice this tutorial. You can use different colors for the layers and create your own Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator.

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How to create Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator?


Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Dispersion Effect is an effect which is created in Adobe Photoshop but we will learn to create it in Adobe Illustrator.

So In today’s tutorial you will learn to create Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Before starting the tutorial, you need to select an image on which you want to create the Dispersion Effect.

After selecting the image, launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document.

Now follow the steps:

Step 1

Go to File in the Menu Bar and select Place. Now browse the image which you have selected for the Dispersion Effect and click on Place to add the image to the artboard.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Select the image and click on Image Trace button in the Properties Panel. Select Default.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

The image will get traced into Black and White Logo. Now we will open the Image Trace Panel to edit the image trace result.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the Image Trace Panel, set the Mode to Color and Palette to Full Tone.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Select the image and click on Expand button in the Properties Panel to convert the tracing object into paths.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After expanding the tracing result, Ungroup them.

Step 3

Now select the Lasso Tool from the Tool Panel and with help of this tool delete the background.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the small part of  right side of the image. (See the image below)

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After selecting the right side, click on the Horizontal Align Right in the Align Panel.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now press Ctrl + A and Group all the shapes.

Step 4

Zoom out the screen and select Rectangle Tool from the Tool Panel. Draw a rectangle and fill it with black and white gradient.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Select the rectangle and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Pixelate and select Mezzotint.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In Mezzotint dialogue box, select Coarse Dots and then click OK.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Again select the rectangle and click on Object in the Menu Bar and click on Expand Appearance.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After expanding the appearance, click on Image Trace button and select Black and White Logo.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now click on Expand button in the Properties Panel.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After clicking on Expand, Ungroup them and delete the background.

Now after deleting the background, select the shapes and Release the Compound Path.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

After Releasing the Compound Path, delete all the white shapes. Then again Make the Compound Path.

After that, select all the shapes and Flip them Horizontally.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now change the fill color to White and place this rectangle on the image and increase the size of the rectangle to cover the image.

You can also use the Direct Selection Tool to cover the image with the rectangle.

After covering the image with the rectangle, press Ctrl + A to select all the shapes.

Now create Clipping Mask and your Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator is ready.

Dispersion Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Don’t restrict the effects of Photoshop in that software only; tries them in Adobe Illustrator also.

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How to Wrap Text in Fish Shape in Adobe Illustrator?


Wrap Text in Fish Shape in Adobe Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator, we can wrap text into custom shapes with the help of Text Wrap and Envelope Distort but in today’s tutorial we will not use these two tools to wrap our text.

We will Wrap Text in Fish Shape with the help of Wrap Effect.

Wrap Text in Fish Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow the steps:

Step 1

Select the Type Tool from the Tool Panel and click on the artboard. Now type the word FISH.

Wrap Text in Fish Shape in Adobe Illustrator

The font type is Berlin Sans FB and the font size is 272 pt.

Now we will make the word an editable text by clicking on Create Outlines Button in the Properties Panel.

Wrap Text in Fish Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Let the text be selected and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Now place the cursor on Wrap and select Fish.

Wrap Text in Fish Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Wrap Options dialogue box will appear on the artboard.

Wrap Text in Fish Shape in Adobe Illustrator

In the Wrap Options dialogue box, set the Blend to 43% and the Horizontal Distortion to 24%. Check the Preview and click OK.

Wrap Text in Fish Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

The text has been wrapped into fish shape. Now it’s time to show some creativity but before that we will change the color of the text.

Select the text and fill it with color code # 738f7a.

Wrap Text in Fish Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Select the Pen Tool and draw the face of the fish starting from the letter F and draw white strokes on the letter H to give the effect of tail.

Wrap Text in Fish Shape in Adobe Illustrator

In this way you can Wrap Text in Fish Shape in Adobe Illustrator.

Now it’s practice time. Create your own fish shaped typography.

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How to create Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator?


Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Today you will learn to create Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator without using Pen Tool or Pencil Tool. Isn’t it amazing?

Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

We will use Image Trace and Effect Tool to create Graphic Pen Effect Portrait.

Step 1

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now select a high definition image for the portrait and place it on the artboard.

Click on File in the Menu Bar and select Place to browse the image.

Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Select the image, put checkmark on Link and click on Place. The image selected will be placed on the artboard.

Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Select the image and click on Image Trace Button in the Properties Panel.

Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Now select Default to trace the image.

Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

When you will select Default the image will get traced into black and white color.

Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now we will open the the Image Trace Panel to make some changes in the tracing result.

Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

In the Image Trace Panel, change the Mode of image trace to Color and the number of Colors to 4.

Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Now we will expand the tracing object to convert it into paths. For that, click on Expand in the Properties Panel.

Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Now click on Effect in the Menu Bar and place the cursor on Sketch. Select Graphic Pen.

Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

When you will click on Graphic Pen, the box shown in the below image will appear. In this you can set the Length and Direction of the Strokes and even you can set the Balance between light and dark color.

Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Click OK and your Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator is ready.

Graphic Pen Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Now you practice this Graphic Pen Effect Portrait and share your views in the comment section. Also share this tutorial with others.
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