Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
Today we will create Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator. This effect is easy to create and helps in making the text stands out. We will use the Pen Tool, Transform Effect, Pathfinder Panel, Type Tool, Wrap Effect, and Erase Tool to create this effect.
 Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow the below steps:
Step 1
Select the Pen Tool and draw a vertical straight line at the center of the artboard. Turn off the fill color for the line drawn.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Select the stroke line and increase the Stroke Weight.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Step 2
Make sure that the line stroke is selected and then click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Distort & Transform and select Transform.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
When you will click on Transform, the Transform Effect dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, put a checkmark on Preview and then set the Angle of rotation. Now enter the number of Copies you required and then click on OK.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3
Now select the original stroke line and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Select Expand Appearance to convert the effect into paths.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Let all the strokes are selected and press Shift + Ctrl + Gto Ungroup them.
Step 4
Now select the Type Tool from the Tool Panel and type the text. Arrange the text as shown in the image below-
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Now click on Effect in the Menu Bar but before that make sure that the text is selected. Place the cursor on Wrap and select Rise.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Horizontally Blend the text in the Wrap Option dialogue box and click OK.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Select the text and Expand Appearance to make it an editable text.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Step 5
Now place the text at the center of the group of lines.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Press Ctrl + C to copy the text.
Again click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Path and click on Offset Path.

Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now enter the value of Offset and click OK.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Step 6
Press Ctrl + Shift + F9 to open the Pathfinder Panel.
Select the text and the offset path created and click on Unite in the Pathfinder Panel.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Then press Ctrl + A to select all the layers and click on Outline in the Pathfinder Panel.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Press Shift + Ctrl + G to ungroup the selection.
Step 7
Now select all the black lines visible on the artboard and hit backspace to remove them.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
After removing the visible lines, press Ctrl + A to select those lines which are not visible on the artboard.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Select a Stroke color for these lines and increase the Stroke Weight. Also, change the caps of the lines to Round Caps.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Step 8
Do you remember that we had copied the text in Step 5?
We will now paste that copied text in this step.
Press Shift + Ctrl + V to paste the copied text in place.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Step 9
Select the text and press Ctrl + 2 to lock the layer. Now select all the lines and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on the Transform and select Transform Each.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
In the Transform Each dialogue box set the Horizontal and Vertical Scale vale and put a checkmark on Random.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Put a checkmark on Preview to check the transformation and then click OK.
Step 10
Now select the Erase Tool from the Tool Panel and erase all the extra paths which are at the center of the artwork. With the help of the Erase Tool, you can also create gaps between the lines to make the Sunburst Line Text more effective. (See the image below)
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
This is how you can create Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator. You can also change the stroke color and the text color.
Sunburst Lines Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
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