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How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator with the help of Type Tool, Rectangle Tool, Pathfinder Panel and few other tools and effects.

How to create Needle 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 same as the size of the artboard. Fill the rectangle with #334036.

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 2

Now select the Type Tool from the Tool Panel and type a letter on the artboard. Fill the letter with the color # ccffd9.

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Now select the text and press Shift + Ctrl + O to make it editable text.

Step 3

Again select the Rectangle Tool and draw a thin rectangle on the artboard.

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Select the rectangle and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Distort & Transform and select Transform.

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Transform Effect dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, put checkmark on Preview and then enter the value to Horizontally Move the rectangle. Add number of Copies in the dialogue box and click OK.

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 4

Let the rectangle be selected and click on Object and select Expand Appearance.

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Let all rectangles be selected and with the help of Selection Tool, drag the selection over the letter and rotate it to form diagonal rectangles.

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 5

Now select the letter and the rectangles and open Pathfinder Panel (Shift + Ctrl +F9). In the Pathfinder Panel, select Minus Front.

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Press Shift + Ctrl + G to Ungroup the selection.

Step 6

Now select the Direct Selection Tool and with the help of Shift key select the two anchor points of a rectangle. (See the below image)

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Now click on Object in the Menu Bar and place the cursor on Path. Then click on Average and select Both in the dialogue box which will appear on the artboard.

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Now select the remaining two anchor points of the rectangle and drag the circles inside to make the edges round.

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

You can remove the corners of the letter and repeat the above step with each rectangle. You can also apply Drop Shadow Effect to the shapes. In the end your letter will look like this:

How to create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

So this is how you can create Needle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator. Practice this tutorial and share your view in the comment section. Also share this tutorial with others.


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How to create Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, we will create Torn/Ripped Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator with the help of Type Tool, Pen Tool, Wrinkle Tool and few other tools and effects.

How to create Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

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

Step 1

Select the Type Tool and click on the artboard to type a word. Increase the font size and place the word in the center of the artboard.

How to create Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Now select the text and press Shift + Ctrl + O to make it an editable text.

How to create Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 2

Now select the Pen Tool and draw a zig zag line over the text and then make it a closed path. (See the image below)

How to create Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Select the closed path and press Ctrl + C to copy the path and then press Shift + Ctrl + V to paste it in place. Now lock the layer, which was pasted, by selecting the layer and pressing Ctrl + 2.

Step 3

Select the text layer and original layer of the closed path. Now open the Path Finder Panel (Shift + Ctrl + F9) and select Divide.

How to create Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator?


Then press Shift + Ctrl + G to Ungroup. After ungrouping the selection, select the paths which are below the zig zag line and bring them to the front.

How to create Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 4

Now select the Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle same as the size of the artboard. Then press Shift + Ctrl + [ to arrange the layer and send it to the back.

How to create Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Now select the original closed path layer and fill it with white color.

How to create Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Now go to Layers Panel and unlock the duplicate closed path layer which we had locked in Step 2. Fill the shape with the same color as that of the background and shift it little downwards.

How to create Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 5

Select the duplicate closed path layer and the divided paths of the text which we had brought to front. Now open the Pathfinder Panel and click on Divide.

Then Ungroup the whole selection and remove the paths which are on the white background.

How to create Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Now select the white color path and then select the Wrinkle Tool from the Tool Panel.

How to create Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

If you want to increase or decrease the size of the cursor then double click on the Wrinkle Tool in the Tool Panel and set its size.

Now move the Wrinkle Tool curser on the edges of the white path to create the torn edges.

How to create Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Now apply the Drop Shadow Effect to the torn edges path.

Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow

You can also change the color of the closed paths to make the effect more attractive.

How to create Torn Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator?

This is how you can create Torn/Ripped Paper Effect in Adobe Illustrator.

Now practice this tutorial and share your views in the comment section. Also share this tutorial with others.


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How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Op Art in Adobe Illustrator

Op Art, stands for Optical Art, is a visual art of optical illusion. Today you will learn to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator with the help of few tools and effects.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?


Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document of size 500 pt X 500 pt. Now follow the below steps:

Step 1

In this step we will create a check-board first. You can take help of Rulers to create equal size squares. Press Ctrl + R show the Rulers.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Now with the help of Pen Tool draw a square in the space created by the guides.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Now you can either use the Transform Effect or the Pen Tool to create more squares.

Select the square drawn and press Shift + Ctrl + M to open the Move dialogue box. In that dialogue box, set the Horizontal Position and check the Preview before clicking on Copy.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Press Ctrl + D several times to repeat the transformation. Similarly, now move the squares vertically till the whole artboard is filled with the squares.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Now fill the squares with black and white color alternatively and hide/remove the guides.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 2

In this step we will save the check-board as a symbol.

Press Ctrl + A to select all the squares and then press Ctrl + G to group them.

Now create a duplicate copy of the group and drag that duplicate copy out of the artboard.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Now press Shift + Ctrl + F11 to open Symbols Panel and drag the duplicate copy of the check-board inside the Symbols Panel to save it as a new symbol.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 3

In this step we will create 3D sphere for our Op Art.

Select the Ellipse Tool and draw a circle in the center of the artboard.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Now select the Direct Selection Tool and click on the left anchor point of the circle and hit backspace.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Let the semi circle be selected and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on 3D and select Revolve.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

3D Revolve Option dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, put checkmark on Preview and then click on Map Art button. A new dialogue box will appear above the previous dialogue box.

In the Map Art dialogue box, put checkmark on Invisible Geometry and then select the symbol saved from the drop down menu.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Place the symbol wisely over the map to create a perfect Op Art and then check the Preview and press OK.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Now apply Outer Glow Effect to sphere and your Op Art is created in Adobe Illustrator.

Effect > Stylize > Outer Glow

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

So this is how you can create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator.

Practice this tutorial and share your views in the comment section. Also share this tutorial with others.


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