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Add Text on 3D Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Text on 3D Shape in Adobe Illustrator
Many times you have learned to create different types of 3D shapes and 3D effects but in today’s tutorial, you will learn to add text on a 3D shape.
Text on 3D Shape in Adobe Illustrator
Adding text on a 3D shape is different from creating a 3D text effect. Let’s see how it is done-
Step 1
Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now we will create our text box. For that go to the Tool Panel and select the Rectangle Tool. Draw a square on the artboard of the size of which you want to create your text box.
Draw a square
Now select the Type Tool and create a paragraph type box inside the square shape.
Create paragraph type box inside the square
Step 2
You can edit the text inside the paragraph. Select the default text in the paragraph type box and hit backspace. Now you can type your own text.
Edit text inside the rectangle
Once the text box is ready we will add it as a symbol. Open the Symbols Panel and then select the rectangle and the text and drag them to the Symbols Panel.
When you will drag the selection to the Symbols Panel, the Symbol Options dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, you can give a name to your symbol and then click OK.
Save the text box as Symbol
 Step 3
After saving the symbol, we will create a 3D shape. Again select the Rectangle Tool and draw a square.
Select the square and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on 3D and select Extrude & Bevel.
Select Extrude and Bevel to create a 3D shape
3D Extrude & Bevel Options dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, put a checkmark on Preview and then increase the Extrude Depth. If you wish you can manually rotate the 3D shape.
Increase the extrude depth of the 3D shape
Step 4
Now click on Map Art and a new dialogue box will appear. In that Map Art dialogue box, click on the drop-down button of Symbol and select the new symbol added.
Select new added symbol from the Map Art Menu
Select the surface and place the Symbol.
Place the text symbol on 3D shape
Place the symbol on all three sides and your text in 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator is ready.
Text on 3D Shape in Adobe Illustrator
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