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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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