Adobe Illustrator is a great tool for the graphic designers if used properly. You can create scalable vector graphics like logos, artwork, business card and variety of text effects using Illustrator like Fuzzy, sketchy, bubbly, viscous, sleek, shiny, retro, gradient, etc. With the help of Adobe Illustrator, you accomplish such fine and perfect designs that human beings will have a high regard for.
The craze of creating text effects has become a common ground for many designers and aficionados. Infact, it has even become an art form in itself.
In this showcase, we have presented 20 tutorials that show you how to create awesome text effects in Illustrator, step by step. Some of these tutorials require the use of Photoshop for finer details.
20 Beautiful Adobe Illustrator Text Effects Tutorials
Here you will learn how to create a glassy text effects filled with a green, acidic substance. You’ll use shape creation tools, Opacity Masks, and filters. This project could work well to add a mad scientist feel to your next creative design project.
In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a glossy, colorful text design in Illustrator CS5 with the use of an interesting font choice, opacity masks, shape building techniques, and more to create this text effects.
For all the chocolate lovers out there, this tutorial shows how to create a delicious chocolate bar text effects in Illustrator. You need to use the Blend Tool, effects like Roughen and Chrome, different Blending modes and also the 3D Extrude & Bevel effect to create perfect chocolate squares.
This tutorial teaches you how to create a simple Origami style piece of text effects. You will create a set of basic shapes to build letters from and see how to refine those into a more realistic look of your type. Gradients and the appearance panel will help you to create the final completely custom type.
Here you will learn how to create a vector text effects on the metal brushed background. To speed up the process and keep the text fully editable you will use the Appearance Panel and Graphic Styles. It also cover a process on how to create a realistic metal brushed texture using simple techniques like the Sponge, Transform Each, Gradient, Reflect etc.
For this tutorial you need to install art tools premium pack of various elements which includes variety of stationery line art style art brushes required in creating this text effects. There will be so much fun in using them.
Create a vector stencil text effects in Illustrator. You will learn how to use a brush to outline the text edges to create a nice stencil effect. This stencil effect can be used to a create nice graffiti effect done by spray paint.
This tutorial creates a 3D Text Effects in Adobe Illustrator. In addition to using the 3D tools, you’ll layer letter shapes to create color shifts with gradients and highlights. You’ll also work in subtle patterns controlled with Opacity Masks.
9. Light Effect
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a neon text effects using Gradient Mesh, 3D Modeling, Art Brushes and Transparency palette. It takes just 15-20 min to create this beautiful neon text effect.
11. Lace Text Effect
With this tutorial you will learn how to create a beautiful lace text effects. You will use many effects and you will define many personalized Art and Pattern Brushes that will help you create a Lace Pattern Brush that works with any color.
In the following tutorial you will learn how to create an easy animal print text effects using Adobe Illustrator’s default jaguar and cheetah patterns. You will also learn how to add with multiple fills and effects to further enhance the text.
Here you will learn how to create colorful 3D plastic text effects using the 3D Extrude & Bevel effect and also an all purpose plastic look that you can save in the Graphic Styles and use it in other projects.
This tutorial will create a multi-layered effect of custom type and will teach the easiest ways of making ribbons and folded paper. You will be using Pathfinder, Illustrator effects and graphic styles extensively and will utilize the transparency panel and symbols to add detail.
In the following tutorial you will see how to create a marker Illustration. This tutorial involves intermediate vector shape building skills in Illustrator to create the markers, along with some layering and script usage to create the text effects.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a chalkboard type treatment with some gradients, a bristle brush, and some freebies from Vector Mill! The tutorial is relatively simple and can be applied to many other Illustrator projects. Moreover, you can use the Vector Mill freebies in other projects
In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a jar illustration and splashy, purple text effects and craft this with numerous, layered shapes and with various opacities. You will work with paths and the Pathfinder tools to enhance the text, give it dimension, and style.