Interlaced Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
In today’s tutorial, you will learn to create an Interlaced Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator. At the end of this adobe illustrator tutorial, you will be left with a Happy New Year 2020greeting which you can make for wishing your dear ones.
We will be using Type Tool, Pen Tool, Ellipse Tool, Blend Tool, and Scissor Tool in this tutorial.
Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow the below steps:
Select the Type Tool and type the words Happy New Year 2020. We will type the word Year in small letters.
Now select the words and change their font style. For the word Year, we will be using Script Font Style. Also, set the font size.
Now we will create a stroke of the word Year with the help of Pen Tool. Select the Pen Tool and select a stroke color. Then with the help of Pen Tool, create a stroke of the word Year.
Now remove the word Year which is below the stroke.
Now select the other words and change their Fill color. Then select the Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle the same as the size of the artboard and fill it with black color. Arrange the rectangle at the back.
Press Ctrl + 2 to lock the background. I have filled the text with a gradient. To learn how to fill the text with gradient click on the link
Now select the Ellipse Tool and draw two small circles. Fill those circles with the gradient of your choice.
Select both the circles and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Blend and select Make.
Double click on the Blend Tool in the Tool Bar to open the Blend Options dialogue box. In that dialogue box, increase the Specified Steps to 1000 and reduce the Specified Distance to 0.01.
I will create two more copies of this blend because I have three-stroke paths in the word Year.
Now we will create Tube Text with the help of blend and the stroke created. Select the blend and the stroke and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Blend and select Replace Spine.
Now we will do the same with the remaining blend and the strokes.
Now arrange all the words as shown in the below image.
Select the New and click on Type in the Menu Bar. Now select Create Outlines. This will make the text an editable text.
Now select letter N and then select the Scissor Tool from the Tool Panel. With the help of the Scissor Tool, we will slice the letter and arrange the slices to create the Interlaced Text Effect.
With the help of the Selection Tool, select the part sliced and sends it backward.
Similarly, create more slices and create the Interlaced Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator.
Now show some creativity and add some fireworks and stars in the background and create your own New Year 2020 greetings for your loved ones.
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