Engraved Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Engraved Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In previous tutorial you have learned to make Embossed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator and in today’s tutorial you will learn to make Engraved Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator.


Engraved Text Effect is also know as Debossed Text Effect and Letterpress Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator.

By following these easy to draw steps you can make engraved/carved text effect in illustrator:

Step 1

Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Select the Rectangle Tool and create a background. Fill the background with color code #a97c50.

Engraved Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the Type Tool from the Tool Bar. Click on the artboard to type the text. Select a bold font style for the text.

Engraved Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select the text and change the fill to No Fill. Open the Appearance Panel and add a New Fill layer. In the New Fill layer, fill the text with color code #3c2415.

You can open Appearance Panel by clicking on Windowin the Menu Bar and then click on Appearance.

Engraved Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Again select the text and create a New Filllayer in the Appearance Panel by clicking on the New Fill Button.

The Fill color of the text will be #3c2415.

Engraved Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now go the Appearance Panel, select the top layer of the Fill and click on the Opacity. Change the Opacityof the Fill from Default to Screen.

Engraved Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the text and click on Effect in the Menu Bar and place the cursor on Stylize. Select Inner Glow.

Engraved Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Inner Glowdialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box select the color of the glow and fill it with color code #603913. Change the Mode to Multiply and increase the Blurpercentage to 13%. The Blur will be applied at the Edges.

Engraved Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Check the Preview and click OK.

Engraved Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Your Engraved Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator is ready.

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