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How to create Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?


Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Today you will learn a new Typography Effect. Today’s tutorial is about Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator. You can create this effect with the help of Appearance Panel and Transform Effect.
Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Emboss Effect is not restricted to text. You can apply this effect on shapes and objects also.

Let’s start the tutorial of Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator-

Step 1

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Select Rectangle Tool from the Tool Panel and create a background. Fill the background with color code #a37c85.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the Type Tool and click on the artboard to type your text. Select bold font style and increase the size of the text.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Select the text and mark the Fill as No Fill.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now open the Appearance Panel, click on Window in the Menu Bar and select Appearance.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In Appearance Panel click on the New Fill button to add a new fill layer in the panel.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After adding New Fill layer, click on the drop down arrow to change the color of the text. Fill the text with color #c7abb2.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now click on Opacity and change the blend mode form Normal to Screen.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now we will apply Gaussian Blur. Click on Effect in the Menu Bar and place the cursor on Blur and select Gaussian Blur.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

 Set the radius of the Gaussian Blur to 2 pixels and then click OK.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now again add a New Fill layer in the Appearance Panel.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Change the Opacity to Multiply and apply the Gaussian Blur as we have applied in the previous layer.
Let the New Fill layer be selected and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Distort and Transform and select Transform.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In Transform Effect dialogue box, set the Horizontal and Vertical Move to 4 pt. Check the Preview and click OK.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Again we will add a New Fill Layer in the Appearance Panel.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator


Select the new layer added and open the Transform Effect dialogue box. Set the Horizontal and Vertical Move to 2pt.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Check the Preview and click OK.

Now again select the New Fill layer and change the color of the fill to color code # a37c85.

Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

As said earlier you can also apply this effect to any shape or artwork. You can also save this Emboss Text Effect as Graphic Styles for future use.

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