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How to create Text Masking Effect in Adobe Illustrator?


Text Masking Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will create Text Masking Effect in Adobe Illustrator which is an effect of Photoshop. We will create this effect with the help of Type Tool and Clipping Mask.

Text Masking Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document.

Step 1

At first we will place an image on the artboard. Click on File in the Menu Bar and select Place.

Text Masking Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now browse the image which you want to add on the artboard. Select the image and put a check mark on Link then click on Place. Click on the artboard and the image will be added on it.

Text Masking Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select the Type Tool and type your text. Place the text on the image as shown in the below image.

Text Masking Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Select all the letters and make it an editable text by selecting Create Outlines.

Text Masking Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now make a Compound Path of all the letters. Select all the letters and click on Object in the Menu Bar and then place the cursor on Compound Path and select Make.
With the help of Selection Tool, select the image and the text and press Ctrl+2 to lock them.

Step 3

Now select the Pen Tool and draw outline on the girl. We will skip the area covered by the text. (See the image below)

Text Masking Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After drawing the outline, unlock the layers which we had locked earlier. You can unlock them by going into the Layer Panel or press Alt + Ctrl + 2.

Now press Ctrl + A to select all the layers and with the help of Alt Key create duplicate copy of all the layers.

Text Masking Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

In the original copy we will select the image and the outline created. Then we click right on the mouse and select Make Clipping Mask.

Text Masking Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Similarly, Make Clipping Mask in the other copy by selecting the image and the text.

Text Masking Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now drag the text near the image and your Text Masking Effect in Adobe Illustrator is ready.

Text Masking Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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

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