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10 illustrator tutorials for learning 3D text effects

Illustrator is a great tool for creating vector illustration, but phenomenal 3D text effects can be created in illustrator also. In this post where where exploring 3D text effects that can be created just using Illustrator each tutorial is a step by step guide for creating 3D text effects. Theres some tutorial featured in this post from a waffle 3d text effect to neon style text effect. A great collection of typography technique you can use for a broad range of different type of design projects.

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1. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Create artistic 3D type

Here, illustrator Charles Williams shows you how to create an elegant logotype with a 3D finish. You’ll then learn how to integrate it successfully into a photograph to give a naturalistic result.

2. How to Create a Spain-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a Spain-inspired text effect in Adobe Illustrator. 

3. How to Make a 3D Depth Text Effect in Illustrator

There are many different methods to achieve certain effects in Illustrator. And often what it seems to be an intricate effect can be quickly reproduced if you know which tools to use. If you need a quick depth effect on your text, then this tutorial is just right for you. Today, I will show you how easily you can give a 3D Depth Effect to your text using nothing but the default Illustrator tools.

4. How to Create a Quick Minecraft Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a Minecraft text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes that will make up your text using the 3D Extrude & Bevel effect and some basic vector shape building techniques. Moving on, you will learn how to create a simple art brush and how to use it to add the cracks in your text. Finally, you will learn how to add subtle shading and highlights using several effects.

5. How to Create a Neon Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In this Adobe Illustrator Tutorial we will learn how to create a neon text effect using Gradient Mesh, 3D Modeling, Art Brushes and Transparency palette.

6. How to Create a Wafer Text Effect Covered With Melted Chocolate in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a Minecraft text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes that will make up your text using the 3D Extrude & Bevel effect and some basic vector shape building techniques. Moving on, you will learn how to create a simple art brush and how to use it to add the cracks in your text. Finally, you will learn how to add subtle shading and highlights using several effects.

7. Create Typographic Floating Shadows in Adobe Illustrator

A few weeks ago, I shared how to create this effect using an iPad with Procreate. This week, I wanted to share how easy it is to create typographic floating shadows in Adobe Illustrator, too! The method I use utilizes the blend tool and pathfinder palette and a few simple steps. This effect is perfect for headlines, special art projects or even signage. Read on to see it in action!

8. How to Create an Isometric Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a 3D isometric text in Illustrator.

9. Create gold 3D type, encrusted in jewels

Karol explains how to extrude type in 3D, apply metallic materials to give it a golden sheen, and add gems, sparkles and gleams. The look is totally over the top, but retains an innocence that stops it looking cheesy.

10. How to Build Letter Art From Bricks In Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll use 3D-rendering, Blends, and an Art Brush for creating the final brick art. The skills you will learn here can easily be transferred to creating various brick letters. Enhance your vector skills as a digital brick artist in today’s Illustrator tutorial. 

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