3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

3D Tube Text Effect Tutorial
 
I am here again with a new text effect. Today’s text effect is the 3D Tube Text Effect. We will create this effect in Adobe Illustrator with the help of the Type Tool and Blend Tool.
 
3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
So get ready to learn 3D tube text effect by following the below steps-
 
Step 1
To create this effect first of all you have to create a new document and then select the Type Tool. Click on the artboard and type your text. Be wise while selecting the font style. The font style must be such that the effect is properly visible.
 
3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
Step 2
Now select your text and left click on your mouse. Select Create Outlines from the pop-up dialogue box.
 
3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
After creating outlines, again left click on your mouse and select Ungroup to ungroup the letters.
 
3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
Step 3
Now change the fill color to none and stroke color to black or any color of your choice.
 
3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
Select the Pen Tool and start drawing outlines inside the letter as shown in the below image.
 
3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
Now delete the original letters, i.e., the letters with the black stroke. Create a circle and fill it with a color or a gradient and make a duplicate copy of that circle.
 
3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
Step 4
Select both the circles and click on Object in the Menu Bar and then place the cursor on Blend and select Make.
 
3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
Double click on the Blend Tool in the Tool Panel to increase the Specified Steps between the two circles.
 
Now make the number of duplicate copies of the blend equal to the number of letters in the text.
 
3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
Step 5
Select a letter and a blend and then click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Blend and select Replace Spine.
 
3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
When you will click on Replace Spine, the blend selected will change its path and will be applied to the selected letter.
 
3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
In the same way, replace the path of other blends also.
 
Final
After replacing the path of all the blends your text will look like this-
 
3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Create your own 3D Tube Text Effect and share this tutorial with others who love playing with text effects.

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