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How to Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator?


Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial you will learn to Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator. The process is somewhat similar to other 3D effects which you have learned to create in Adobe Illustrator with the help of previous tutorials.

Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

Let’s launch Adobe Illustrator and begin with the tutorial.

Step 1

Create a new document and select the Type Tool. Click on the artboard to activate the type box and now type the text which you want to wrap around the sphere.

Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

To make your text attractive you may change its font size and font type. Arrange the text as shown in the image below.

Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now press Ctrl + A to select all the text. After selecting all the text Group those by hitting the Group Button in the Properties Panel.

Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

Now we will save this group of text as a Symbol. Open the Symbol Panel by clicking on Window in the Menu Bar. Select Symbol and the Symbol Panel will appear on the artboard.

Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the group of text and drag it to the Symbol Panel to add it as a symbol.

Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

Click OK and the group of text will get added as a symbol.

Step 3

Now place the group of text aside and select the Ellipse Tool. Draw a circle on the artboard with the help of Ellipse Tool.

Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the Scissor Tool and click on the anchor points to cut the circle into half.

Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the Pen Tool and draw a straight line from one anchor point to another. The shape formed will be a semi circle.

Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Now select the semi circle and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on 3D and select Revolve to form the Sphere.

Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

When you will click on Revolve, 3D Revolve Option dialogue box will appear on the artboard.
Put checkmark on Preview.

Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Now click on Map Art in the dialogue box.

Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

In the Map Art dialogue box you will see a graph. In that graph we will place the grouped text symbol on this graph also put checkmark on Invisible Geometry.

Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

Click OK in Map Art dialogue box and then click OK in 3D Revolve Option dialogue box.

Wrap Text around Sphere in Adobe Illustrator

Practice this tutorial and share your views in the comment section. Also share this tutorial with others.




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