HOW TO MAKE 3D EFFECT IN ILLUSTRATOR

  1. Choose text tool – (Short key T) and type text
  2. Select all (Ctrl + A) and choose font and size from Character (Ctrl + T) and go to Window and select colour guide (Shift + F3)

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  1. Pick a colour from swatches.

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  1. Now, select the text with selection tool (V) and go to control bar and select Object there is an option called Expand – click on that to get a box with the options which are given below:

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  1. Click object, fill and ok

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  1. The image will now look like this

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  1. Go to control bar and select Effect, 3D and click on Extrude & Bevel

 

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  1. 3D Extrude & Bevel Options

 

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  1. Select positions

     Click on the preview to see the changes

a] Select Front

b] Take angle how much ever necessary

c] Choose Perspective

d] Choose Extrude & Bevel

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  1. Again go to control bar and choose object and select Expand Appearance

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  1. Again go to object and select ungroup (Shift + Ctrl + G) now text and shade ungrouped, and select Text (front layer) using the selection tool and keep separate.

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  1. Then select back shade and go to Window you will get the option called Pathfinder select it.

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  1. Now it should unite (Alt – click) to create a compound shape and add to shape area)

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  1. Open gradient and select the colours – Window Gradient (Ctrl F9)

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  1. Gradient effect applies on the first layer
  2. Back layer colour convert into black
  3. The first layer brings over the black layer

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  1. Select back layer one-by-one and gives shade by using gradient

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  1. Final view

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  1. If you want to highlight the edges give a very light outline and merge

 

Microsoft Word - How to make 3D Text Effect _29-7-2016_.docx

  Sunitha Biswas

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    December 15, 2016 - 11:00 am/ Reply

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