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How to Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator?


Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator

In this typography tutorial, you will learn to learn to create a typography art. We will Fill Text with Lines in this tutorial. We will be using Type Tool, Ellipse Tool, Blend Tool and Pathfinder Panel.

Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator

Let’s start the tutorial by opening Adobe Illustrator and creating a new document.

Now follow the steps:

Step 1

Select the Ellipse Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a circle of size 5pt X 5pt. The circle will only have the stroke color.

Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator

 Again draw a circle of size 590pt X 590pt. Then select both the circles and click on Horizontal Align Center and Vertical Align Center in the Align Panel. This is will align both the circles at the center of the artboard.

Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select both the circles and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Blend and select Make.

Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator

Now double click on the Blend Tool in the Tool Panel and then increase the Specified Steps in the Blend Options dialogue box.

Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator

Check the Preview and click OK.

Step 3

Now select the Type Tool and type your text.

Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Now place the text on the circles.

Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator

Press Ctrl + A to select the blend and the text. Now click on Object in the Menu Bar and click on Expand.

Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator

Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator

Click OK.

Step 5

Let the circles and text be selected and open the Pathfinder Panel. Now click on Outline in the Pathfinder Panel.

Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator

After clicking on Outline, you will see few line and outline of the text. The color of the lines will be same as the color which was filled in the text.

Press Shift + Ctrl + G to ungroup all the paths.

Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Now select the lines which are inside the text and change their color. Also increase the stroke size.

Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator

Now remove all of the other paths expect the lines filled inside the text.

In this similar way, I have filled few other texts also with lines. Then I have placed an image on the artboard to create a background. You can also create a plain background.

Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator

This is how you can Fill Text with Lines in Adobe Illustrator.

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