First of all, I think creating this kind of effect is covering the text with some shape. This technique is easy but it will be a great problem if I want to change the background color. However,the most interesting thing I found in this tutorial is whenever I change the background color, it doesn’t affect my work.
1. Create a new document with A4 size. Set orientation as portrait.
2. Type the text you need and set the color you want. In this tutorial, I typed “Broken Text” and use the font named Impact.
3. Go to Object – Expand and press OK. This step will simply separate all your text and make it into shapes.
4. Now you can make your text into irregular shapes with the Direct Selection Tool.
5. Draw some triangular shapes and a circle at the center with the Pen Tool. (Don’t worry the color)
6. Select one of the shape and go to Object – Path – Divide Object Below.
7. Now the shape is disappeared and the Text is divided.
8. Select the small part and press Delete to remove the shape.
11. Now you are done. You can also play with different text color and background.
This is another text effect creating with Photoshop. The thing that I found very interesting is the background. Unlike what the topic of the online tutorial said, it is not created in 5 minutes. It is more than I thought!
1. Open a new document and set it as 600 x 600 pixel.
2. Set the background color as #0593a4, then press Command + Delete to fill the background.
3. Pick the Custom Shape tool.
5. Set the foreground color as #02a0b3 and draw the shape (to make it as a circle, hold the shift button when you draw).
6. Select the Shape layer, go to Layer – Rasterize – Shape.
7. Now you’ve convert the shape into layer. Go to Filter – Distort – Twirl. Set the angle to 200 and click OK. In this step the straight lines will be twisted into curve lines.
9. Pick the Text Tool. Click on the path so you can type your text on the path.
10. Duplicate the text and make it more interesting. You can convert them into a layer(Layer – Rasterize – text) or group with Command + G.
11. To make a focus at the center, create a new layer above the Background layer. Make a selection with the Elliptical Marquee Tool and Fill it with color #005964
This tutorial is about 3 dimensional drawings in illustrator. Apart from the 3D effect I have mentioned before, there is another way to create a sense of 3 dimensional for the objects. Gradient Mesh is the way for drawing 3D objects without using 3D effect.
7. Continue to change colors and tones of the candle stand. You can also increase the number of grids to make it more 3D.
3D effect in illustrator is interesting and this tutorial is focus on 3D text effect. I learned this from the online tutorial and I found that is easier than I thought. Therefore, I would like to introduce this playful 3D text effect. Here is my final work.
3. Change the color and size. You can also rotate if you want.
5. Add blur to create depth. Go to Effect – Blur – Gaussian Blur. Select the pixel (I choose 10 pixel)
6. Continue to add blur effect to some other words. (I add A-10px, E-2px, R-6px) You will get this afterwards.
7. Next, give some letters gradient. Select a letter and type Command/Ctrl + C and Command/Ctrl + F to copy the letter and paste it on the front. Select the copied one and go to Object – Expand Appearance.
8. Go to Object – ungroup (or Right click and choose Ungroup) to ungroup the image. Continue to ungroup the object until you can select the surface of the letter. Give gradient to the surface of the letter.
9. Draw a rectangle and fill it with radius gradient. Click “right click – arrange- send to back” to send the background to back.
10. Add circles and squares to the background (you can add radius gradient if you need).
This is a typographic I learned from the internet, and I would like to introduce it to the others. Here is my 12 steps tutorial.
1. Open a new document. Set the size as 1920 x 1200 pixel.
3. Choose the Film Grain effect under the Artistic column.
4. Add new layer and apply radius gradient.
5. Set the layer to Overlay and change the Opacity to 70%.
6. Add large text on another new layer. In my case I type “SCAD”.
7. Reduce the text opacity to about 15% and create a new group. Create texts in the group with different sizes and fonts.
8. Duplicate the text group and Merge the group.
9. Select the large text. Click on the merged text layer(in my case it’s named “Text Group copy”) and press Ctrl + J. A new layer(Layer 3) will be created.
10. In the layer option of the merged text layer, choose color overlay.
12. Add text underneath if you want.