Letter Portrait in Adobe Illustrator


Letter Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, you will learn to create Letter Portrait in Adobe Illustrator. We will use Type Tool, Pen Tool, Clipping Mask and most important a good quality image.

Letter Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow the below steps-

Step 1

Click on File in the Menu Bar and select Place.

Letter Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Now browse the image and place it on the artboard.

Letter Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select the Type Tool and type the letter. Increase the font size as per the size of the image. And place the letter on the image in a way in which you want to create the portrait. (See the below image)

Letter Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

 
Now make your letter an editable letter. Select the letter and click on Type in the Menu Bar and then select Create Outlines.

Letter Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Select the Pen Tool from the Tool Panel and draw outline on that area of image which you want to cover in your Letter Portrait.

Letter Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Now select the path and the letter and click on Unite in the Pathfinder Panel.

Letter Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Letter Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Select the image and the path and press Ctrl + 7 to create Clipping Mask.

Letter Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

You can also create a background with the help of Rectangle Tool and your Letter Portrait in Adobe Illustrator is ready.

Letter Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

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