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How to create Long Shadow Effect in Adobe Illustrator?


Long Shadow Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial you will learn to create Long Shadow Effect in Adobe Illustrator. There are pre-set effects in Adobe Illustrator to create the shadow effect but we can’t create Long Shadow Effect with those pre-set effects.

We will use Blend Tool to create this effect.

Long Shadow Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 1

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Select the Type Tool from the Tool Panel and type the text.

Long Shadow Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the text and click on Edit in the Menu Bar. Click on Copy to copy the text.

Long Shadow Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Again click on Edit in the Menu Bar and select Paste in Back. The text will get paste at the back.

Long Shadow Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select the top layer of the text and change the color of the text.

Long Shadow Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now go to the Layer Panel and select the bottom layer of the text.

Long Shadow Effect in Adobe Illustrator

With the help of Alt key create a duplicate copy of the bottom layer of the text which is filled with black color.

Long Shadow Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now select both the text layers of black color and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Blend and select Make.

Long Shadow Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Double click on the Blend Tool in the Tool Panel and set the Specified Steps to 150.

Long Shadow Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Check the Preview and click OK.

Step 4

Again go to the Layer Panel and click on the drop down arrow of Blend Layer. Select the text layers individually and reduce their Opacity to create the Long Shadow Effect.

Long Shadow Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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