Steps for beautiful 3D text with Illustrator include creating a simple background, then adding basic text and applying 3D Extrude and Bevel effects. Let’s refer to the article on how to create beautiful 3D text with Illustrator below of Taimienphi.vn to refer to the implementation steps.
Instructions for creating beautiful 3D letters in Illustrator
To create 3D text with Illustrator, first we need to prepare: the font Etna. Download Font Etna here.
1. Create a new document and background
Step 1: In the menu Units, choose Pixels and enter the value 850 into the frame Width and 600 into the frame Cao, then click the button More Settings.
Section Color Mode choose RGB, and establish Raster Effects was Screen (72 ppi), Then click Create Document.
Open the Info panel (Windows =>Info) to preview document size and position, and set the unit of measurement to Pixels in the section Edit =>Preferences =>Units. These options will improve performance and work speed significantly.
Step 2: Select the tool Rectangle Tool (M) and focus on the Toolbar. Delete the stroke color and choose the fill color, set the new color to R = 255 G = 180 B = 0.
Click on the drawing to open the Rectangle window. Establish Width was 870px and Cao was 630px, then click OK, got it.
2. Create the main text shape
Step 1: Select the tool Type Tool (T) and open the Character panel (window =>Type =>Character). Select the Etna font and set the size to 250px and the distance to 100.
Click on the drawing and add the text as shown below. Set color to R= 255 G = 150 B = 0. Make sure your text is selected and copy it (Ctrl + C) to use in the next step.
Step 2: Make sure text is selected, then access Effect =>3D =>Rotate. Enter all the attributes as shown below and click OK, got it
Step 3: Make sure the text is still selected, and access Object =>Expand Appearance. First, separate the object (ungroup) (using the key combination Shift + Control + G) the newly created group. Add clipping mask (Alt-Control-7), then separate the object (Shift + Control + G) the group is created.
Select the shape that surrounds the entire text and delete it. Select the shapes that create the text and form the composite path (Object =>Compound Path =>Make or use keyboard shortcuts Control + 8).
Step 4: Make sure the composite path you just created is selected, and access Effect => Stylize =>Drop Shadow. Enter the attributes shown in the image below and click OK, got it.
3. Create 3D text effects
Step 1: Press Ctrl + F to add the text you copied to the same location. Change the text color to R = 153 G = 153 B = 153.
Step 2: Select the gray text, then access Effect =>3D =>Extrude & Bevel. Click the More Options button and enter all the properties as shown in the image below, and don’t forget to tick the box Draw Hidden Faces and click OK, got it.
Step 3: Make sure gray text is still selected and accessible Object =>Expand Appearance. Select the tool Direct Selection Tool (A), select the shapes that make the front of the text (highlighted in the first image) and delete it. Now the text looks like the 2nd image below.
Step 4: Select the tool Move Tool (V) and select your shape group along the orange compound path. Click on the edge of the compound path to highlight (as shown in the first image below) then click the Vertical Align Top in the Align panel (Window =>Align).
Step 5: Select the orange compound path, then make a copy on the front (Ctrl + C =>Ctrl + F) and move forward (press Shift + Ctrl +]). Fill the new shape with white color (R = 255 G = 255 B = 255).
Step 6: Select your white mixed path and shape group and click the button Make Mask in the Transparency panel (window =>Transparency).
Step 7: Make sure the mask group is still selected and change the word Blending Mode to Exclusion.
4. Add subtle motifs
Step 1: Select the yellow rectangle and make a copy on the front (Ctrl + C =>Ctrl + F) then move forward (Shift + Ctrl +]).
Make sure this new shape shape stays selected and focus on the Appearance panel (Window => Appearance). Select a fill color and change the word Blending Mode Fort Overlay, and replace the flat color layer with the linear gradient as shown in the image below, and select the right and decrease gradient sliders Opacity down 0%.
Step 2: Make sure that the shape added in the previous step stays selected and keep focusing on the Appearance panel (Window => Appearance).
Use the button Add New Fill To fill the second color, set the color black (R = 0 G = 0 B = 0), decrease Opacity down to 7%, change Blending Mode Fort Overlay, then access Effect =>Artistic =>Film Grain. Enter the attribute values as shown in the table below and click OK, got it
The completed result will look like:
Above Taimienphi.vn has just guided you to create beautiful 3D letters in Illustrator. Hopefully the above article has provided you with useful information. In addition, if you have any questions or questions, you can leave your comments in the comment section below the article.
You can see how to create 3D text effects using Photoshop software, 3D text is often used for many different artistic and graphic purposes, there are currently quite a few applications that create 3D text effects. You can consult.