Leaf Text Design in Adobe Illustrator
Hey Art lovers, you must have seen many text effects in Illustrator which strike your attention. So here I am with one such text effect in Illustrator which you can use in some nature or organic-based art project.
Start with the tutorial by launching Adobe Illustrator and creating a new document.
Now follow the below steps :
First of all, select an image for your artwork and place it on the artboard.
The image pasted at the back will be selected this time so to lock that image press Ctrl + 2.
Now select the Type Tool and type a letter on the image. Place the letter properly on the image and increase the font size.
After that, select the text and press Shift + Ctrl + O to make it an editable text.
Now press Shift + X to Swap Fill and Stroke.
Now select the Pen Tool and draw an outline of the leaves which you want to include in your Leaf Text Effect.
I have given it a different stroke color to make it visible for you.
Now select the paths drawn with the help of Pen Tool and the outer layer of your text. We will now remove extra paths with the help of the Shape Builder Tool.
Select the Shape Builder Tool and press & hold the Alt key. Now drag the cursor on the paths which are inside the text layer.
We will create a Clipping Mask in this step but before that, we have to make a Compound Path.
Select paths of leaves and press Ctrl + 8 to Make Compound Path. Then select the image and the Compound Path and press Ctrl + 7 to Make Clipping Mask.
Now the image has got clipped and the image which you are seeing in the background is the image which we had pasted in the back.
Now draw a rectangle the same as the size of the artboard with the help of the Rectangle Tool.
Fill the rectangle with color #f6e8d7.
Go in the LayerPanel and select the rectangle layer then drag it and place it above the image layer.
Note: This layer should be above the image layer and below the text layer.
Now select the rectangle and the outer layer of the letter. Open the Pathfinder Panel (Shift + Ctrl + F9) and select Minus Front.
Now change the fill color of the inner layer of the letter and apply Drop Shadow Effect to the leaves.
This is how you can make leaf text design. Now practice this tutorial with some other letter and share your leaf drawing with us.
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