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3D Glowing Text in Adobe Illustrator

3D Glowing Text in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, you will learn to create 3D Glowing Text in Adobe Illustrator. Tools that will be used are Type Tool and 3D Extrude & Bevel Effect.
3D Glowing Text in Adobe Illustrator
Let’s begin with the tutorial by launching Adobe Illustrator and creating a new document.

Step 1

Select the Type Tool from the Tool Panel and type your text on the artboard.
Type the text
Select the text with the help of the Selection Tool and press Ctrl + C to copy the text. Now press Ctrl + B to paste the copied text at back.

Step 2

In the Layer Panel, you will see two sub-layers of the text. Select the bottom layer of the text and hide the top layer by clicking on the eye icon.
Select the Bottom Layer of the text
Change the fill color to #900000.
Change the text color
Now click on Effect in the Menu Bar and place the cursor on 3D. Select Extrude & Bevel.
Select Extrude and Bevel
3D Extrude & Bevel Options dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, put a checkmark on Preview and then manually adjust the position of the cube.
Also, reduce the Extrude Depth to 22 pt and select No Shading in the Surface option.
3D Extrude and Bevel Options Dialogue box
After making the required changes, click OK.

Step 3

Now we will apply the Outer Glow Effect to our text. Let the text be selected and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Stylize and select Outer Glow.
Select Outer Glow
In the Outer Glow dialogue box, change the color of glow to #900000 and increase the Blur from 5 pt to 10 pt.
Apply Outer Glow to the 3D Text
Check the Preview and click OK.

Step 4

Now go to the Layer Panel and unhide the top layer of the text.
Select the top layer of the text
Select the top layer of the text and apply the 3D Extrude & Bevel effect to it as we had applied on the bottom layer.
For the top layer of the text, the Extrude Depth will be 5 pt.
3D Glowing Text
Now change the color of the top layer text to white and drag the layer upward so that the edges of both the text are at the same position. This will create a 3D look.
3D Glowing Text

Step 5

Now select the Rectangle Tool to create the black color background. Place this background layer at the back and you can also apply an effect to it.
3D Glowing Text
So this is how you can create 3D Glowing Text in Adobe Illustrator.
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