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How to create Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator?


Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial you will learn to create Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator with the help of Envelope Distort and few other tools. With the help of Envelope Distort Tool, we can wrap the text into any shape.

Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator

Step 1

Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now select the Rectangle Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a rectangle on the artboard. Then select the Direct Selection Tool and round the corners of the rectangle.

Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Select the rectangle and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on 3D and select Rotate.

Effect > 3D > Rotate

A dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, put checkmark on Preview and manually rotate the cube. (See the below image)

Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator

Click OK and then create a copy of the shape. To create the copy, first of all select the shape and then press and hold the Alt key. Now drag the shape and the duplicate copy will be created.

Select the rectangles and then Expand their Appearance. Ungroup all the shapes and then Release Clipping Mask and then Release Compound Path. Remove all the extra paths and at last you will be left with the two rounded shapes.

Step 3

Select the Pen Tool from the Tool Panel and draw two lines joining the shapes. This is form the cylindrical shape. (See the below image)

Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator

Press Ctrl + A to select all the shapes and then select the Scissor Tool. With the help of Scissor Tool, we will remove all the extra shapes.

Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Now create a duplicate copy of the shape obtained and with the help of 3D Rotate we will rotate the duplicate copy.

Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator

Click OK and then select Expand Appearance. Ungroup all the shapes and then Release Clipping Mask and then Release Compound Path. At last remove all the extra paths.

Step 5

Select the Type Tool from the Tool Panel and type your text.

Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator

Select both the text and right click on your mouse. Then place the cursor on Arrange and select Send to Back.

Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Select one text and shape and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Envelope Distort and select Make with Top Object.

Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator

Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator

Do the same with the remaining text and the shape.

Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator

Step 7

Now arrange both the wrapped text in the manner that it forms a Cylindrical Shape.

Cylindrical Text in Adobe Illustrator

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