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How to create Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?


Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, you will learn to create Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator. We will use Blend Tool, Rectangle Tool, Twirl Tool, Type Tool and few other tools to create this effect.

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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

Step 1

Select the Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle at the left side of the artboard. Fill the rectangle with a lighter shade of a color and turn off the strokes for that rectangle.

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now draw another rectangle of the same size at the right side of the artboard. Fill this rectangle with the darker shade of the color.

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select both the rectangles and press Alt + Ctrl + B to make a Blend.

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

You can increase or decrease the number of Specified Steps with the help of Blend Tool. Double click on the Blend Tool in the Tool Panel and Blend Options dialogue box will appear on the artboard.

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Let the blend result be selected and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Then click on Expand to convert the blend result into editable paths.

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

With the help of Selection Tool, select all the rectangles and then compress the rectangles as shown in the below image.

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Make sure that the group of rectangles is selected. Now press and hold Alt Key and drag the selection to create a duplicate copy.

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the duplicate copy and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Transform and select Reflect. A dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, select the Vertical Axis and click on OK.

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Press Ctrl + A to select all the rectangles and then with the help of Alt Key create a duplicate copy of the selection. Then press Ctrl + D several times to repeat the transformation and fill the artboard with the rectangles.

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Again press Ctrl + A to select all the rectangles. Now select the Twirl Tool from the Tool Panel and move the cursor all over the artboard. Make sure to press and hold the left click of your mouse while moving the cursor all over the artboard.

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Now select the Type Tool and type the text. Place the text above the effect we have created with the help of Twirl Tool.

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now press Ctrl + A to select all the layers and then press Ctrl + 7 to make Clipping Mask.

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

This is how you can create Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator.

Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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How to Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator?


Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator

There are many text distorting tools and options are available in Adobe Illustrator. To distort a text into a confirm shape and size Make with Top Object option is used which is available under Envelope Distort.

In today’s tutorial, you will learn to Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator. We will wrap text in a perspective shape.

Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator

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

Step 1

In this step, we will create the perspective shape.

Select the Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle on the artboard.

Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the rectangle drawn and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on 3D and select Extrude & Bevel.

After clicking on Extrude & Bevel, a dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, put checkmark on Preview and then change the angles of the shape.

Set the X-axis angle to -300 and the increase the Extrude Depth. Also increase the value of Perspective. (See the image below)

Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator

Click OK.

Step 2

Select the perspective shape and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Then select Expand Appearance and increase the size of the shape with the help of Selection Tool and Shift key.

Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator

Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator

Press Shift + Ctrl + G to Ungroup the selection. You might have to ungroup the selection three times.

Step 3

Now we will break the shape into different parts. Select the Pen Tool and draw straight lines over the shape as shown in the below image. These lines will help in creating the gap between the shapes and make sure to change the color of the lines so that they are easily visible.

Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator

Press Ctrl + A to select all the shapes and press Shift + Ctrl + F9 to open Pathfinder Panel. In the Pathfinder Panel, select Divide to break the shape into parts.

Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator

After selecting Divide, press Shift + Ctrl + G to ungroup the shapes.

Now with the help of Selection Tool, select those shapes which were created with the help of Pen Tool and remove them.

Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Select the Type Tool and type your text alongside the shapes. (See the image below)

Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator

To Wrap the Text using Make with Top Object, the layer of the shape must be above the text layer. So go to Layers Panel and arrange the layers so that all the shape layers are above the text layers.

Alternative way is to select all the shapes and press Shift + Ctrl + ] to bring the selected layers on the top.

Step 5

After arranging the layers, select a shape and the text (press and hold Shift key for multiple selections) and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Envelope Distort and select Make with Top Object.

Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator

Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator

In the same way, we will wrap the remaining text.

Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator

This is how you can Wrap Text using Make with Top Object in Adobe Illustrator.

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How to create Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?


Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will create Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator. This effect is easy to create and helps in making the text stands out. We will use the Pen Tool, Transform Effect, Pathfinder Panel, Type Tool, Wrap Effect and Erase Tool to create this effect.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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

Step 1

Select the Pen Tool and draw a vertical straight line at the centre of the artboard. Turn off the fill color for the line drawn.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Select the stroke line and increase the Stroke Weight.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Make sure that the line stroke is selected and then click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Distort & Transform and select Transform.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

When you will click on Transform, Transform Effect dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, put checkmark on Preview and then set the Angle of rotation. Now enter the number of Copies you required and then click on OK.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now select the original stroke line and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Select Expand Appearance to convert the effect into paths.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Let all the strokes be selected and press Shift + Ctrl + G to Ungroup them.

Step 4

Now select the Type Tool from the Tool Panel and type the text. Arrange the text as shown in the image below-

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now click on Effect in the Menu Bar but before that make sure that the text is selected. Place the cursor on Wrap and select Rise.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Horizontally Blend the text in the Wrap Option dialogue box and click OK.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Select the text and Expand Appearance to make it an editable text.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Now place the text at the center of the group of lines.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Press Ctrl + C to copy the text.

Again click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Path and click on Offset Path.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now enter the value of Offset and click OK.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Press Ctrl + Shift + F9 to open the Pathfinder Panel.

Select the text and the offset path created and click on Unite in the Pathfinder Panel.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Then press Ctrl + A to select all the layers and click on Outline in the Pathfinder Panel.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Press Shift + Ctrl + G to ungroup the selection.

Step 7

Now select all the black lines visible on the artboard and hit backspace to remove them.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After removing the visible lines, press Ctrl + A to select those lines which are not visible on the artboard.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Select a Stroke color for these lines and increase the Stroke Weight. Also change the caps of the lines to Round Caps.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 8

Do you remember that we had copied the text in Step 5?

We will now paste that copied text in this step.

Press Shift + Ctrl + V to paste the copied text in place.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 9

Select the text and press Ctrl + 2 to lock the layer. Now select all the lines and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on the Transform and select Transform Each.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the Transform Each dialogue box, set the Horizontal and Vertical Scale vale and put checkmark on Random.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Put checkmark on Preview to check the transformation and then click OK.

Step 10

Now select the Erase Tool from the Tool Panel and erase all the extra paths which are at the center of the artwork. With the help of Erase Tool you can also create gaps between the lines to make the Sunburst Line Text more effective. (See the image below)

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

This is how you can create Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator. You can also change the stroke color and the text color.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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