45+ Best Adobe Illustrator Text Effect Tutorials You Must Learn

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All Designers are well aware of the importance of Adobe Illustrator in designing world. Adobe Illustrator allows you to create awesome vector graphics to inspire the world. The graphics designed in Adobe Illustrator are scalable and you resize them according to your requirements. However it is essential for all designer to learn the new ideas with time.

In this article we have collected some best Adobe Illustrator text effect tutorials you must learn to get some new and creative ideas about designs related to texts. These tuts will teach all techniques to deal with texts and make you design awesome designs with text effects. Just checkout the list and get some learning!


Tron Legacy Tutorial For Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a beautiful effect like the Tron Legacy Style. For this tutorial the artist used Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Cinema 4D.

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Create Candy Can Typography In Illustrator

candy cane typography

In this tutorial, we will create a superb candy cane type design using Illustrator and Photoshop. Apply this effect to your own text and create cool and unique Christmas cards!

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Create a Sparkly Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Create a Sparkly Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

n the following quick tip, you will learn how to create a sparkly text effect in fifteen simple steps. It’s another tutorial focused on the Appearance panel.

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Meltdown Text Effect in Illustrator

Meltdown Text Effect in Illustrator

Learn how to create glows and a liquid drip effect for text in this tutorial. You will learn the techniques which I used to create beautiful text effects.

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Create a Mummy Text Effect in Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create this treatment with some gradients and, of course, heavy use of the Appearance panel. There isn’t a lot of steps, but the tutorial is slightly more advanced.

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Design a Jar Illustration and Splashy, Purple Text Effect

Jar Illustration and Splashy, Purple Text Effect

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a jar illustration and splashy, purple text effect. We’ll craft this with numerous, layered shapes and with various opacities.

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Slick Golden Text Effect with Adobe Illustrator

Slick Golden Text Effect with Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial. you will learn how to create a slick golden text effect. Although it’s a pretty short tutorial, the sixteen steps cover many techniques and effects that can be used for other projects.

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Create a Furry Calligram in Illustrator

Create a Furry Calligram in Illustrator

In this tutorial, artist will walk you through creating your own calligram inspired by a dog named Poppy. You’ll learn how to manipulate a typeface through to rendering fur, adding doggy features, and various details.

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Colorful, Sparkly Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Colorful, Sparkly Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Finally, you will learn how to add subtle shading and highlights using a simple blend, basic effects and a bunch blending techniques.

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Old School Type Line Gradients in Adobe Illustrator

Old School Type Line Gradients

A detailed tutorial on how to create old school style type.

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Getting Carried Away with Balloon Lettering

Getting Carried Away with Balloon Lettering

Here is a tutorial covering on the process of creating some illustrative shiny balloon lettering and in creating rounded, semi-transparent, bubble letters that will make up the basis of the balloon lettering.

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Make a Wooden Text Effect in Illustrator

Make a Wooden Text Effect

In the following tutorial, you can learn how to create “wooden text”. Using the 3D Extrude and Bevel Tool combined with some clever gradients and layer effects you can make this great effect that’s perfect for text and symbols alike.

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Create a Neon Text Effect in Illustrator

Create a Neon Text Effect in Illustrator

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a neon text effect using Gradient Mesh, 3D Modeling, art brushes and a transparency palette. Let’s begin!

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Fabulous Nail Polish Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Fabulous Nail Polish Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

For starters you will learn how to create the nail polish bottle cap using basic blending and vector shape building techniques along with some complex linear gradient and the Live Corners feature.

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Playful Yet Robust 3D Letter Design

Playful Yet Robust 3D Letter Design

This tutorial is perfect for the confident beginner who wants to take her skills to the next level. We’ll explore how to create 3D text and use depth-of-field to enhance a design.

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Custom Dirt Typography in Adobe Illustrator

Custom Dirt Typography

In this tutorial, I wanted to share the workflow I have developed to create custom typography using a combination of real-world materials, photography, and Photoshop. Let’s get started!

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Trendy Retro Type Treatment

Trendy Retro Type Treatment

In this Illustrator tutorial, the artist will show you how to create a trendy retro type treatment with a free font, gradients, blends, and some scatter brushes.

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Create a Watermelon Text Effect in Illustrator

Create a Watermelon Text Effect in Illustrator

Follow this tutorial and learn how to create an all vector watermelon text effect in Adobe Illustrator.

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Warp Text Inside A Heart Shape

Warp Text Inside A Heart Shape

The following tutorial will show you how to combine the text wrap and heart shape together to achieve the text wrap effect.

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Stitched Type Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Stitched Type Effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a stitched type effect. You will create simple geometric patterns, a pattern brush and use the appearance panel to create the final look. Let’s get started!

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Create a Folded Paper Text Effect

Create a Folded Paper Text Effect

In this tutorial, you will learn to create a simple folded paper text effect and create some ink blobs and stains from some simple ellipses and brushes.

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Delicious Jelly Bean Text Effect in Photoshop

Delicious Jelly Bean Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a delicious jelly bean text effect in Adobe Photoshop using a simple custom brush, a stroke, and some layer styles. Let’s get started!

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Make a Vibrant 3D Pixel Type Treatment in Illustrator

Vibrant 3D Pixel Type Treatment

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a fun 3D pixel font type treatment. Using a free font, gradients, and Illustrator 3D filter, you will easily create a type treatment that you can apply to many other fonts.

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Design Dream Design with 3D Typography

Dream Design with 3D Typography

In this tutorial, we’re going to create a 3D Typography based design. All the elements will revolve around the centerpiece and theme: dreaming.

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Western Type Treatment in Illustrator

Western Type Treatment in Illustrator

This tutorial will show you how to create a western type treatment primary using Illustrator’s Effects.

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Grungy 3D Text in Illustrator

Grungy 3D Text

This tutorial will teach you how to use the 3D tools in Illustrator along with some simple but clever shadow techniques to create some awesome looking grungy 3D text.

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Awesome Vector Fire Text Effect in Illustrator

Awesome Vector Fire Text Effect

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create custom vector fire. We’ll use custom art brushes, and will alter shapes with the Blend Tool and manipulate the look of your strokes and objects with Blending Modes in order to create a text treatment that is on FIRE.

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Green Viscous Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Green Viscous Text Effect

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to expand an existing font, use illustrator’s 3D tools to add dimension, and then add a green viscous text effect.

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Bending 3D Text Effect

Bending 3D Text Effect

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a 3D Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator. In addition to using the 3D tools, you’ll layer letter shapes to create color shifts with gradients and highlights.

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Blueprint-Style Text in Adobe Illustrator

Blueprint-Style Text in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial is a quick demo using a blend of live effects, filters, and even a little gradient mesh to create a seemingly complex logo treatment.

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Variety of 3D Lettering Effects for Poster Design

Variety of 3D Lettering Effects for Poster Design

In this tutorial the artist showcases three different approaches for creating simple 3D lettering effects in the context of poster design. Onward and upward we go!

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Detailed Gothic Linework Typography

Detailed Gothic Linework Typography

Follow this step by step walkthrough of the design process for my recent gothic typography design. We’ll be customizing a blackletter font with various black and white elements and creating a range of tones

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Simple D-I-Y Ribbon Font Text Effect

Simple D-I-Y Ribbon Font Text Effect

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to take a “plain Jane” font and transform it into folded ribbons to create a stunning ribbon font text effect, perfect for your upscale designs.

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Design a Fun 3D Plastic Text Effect in Illustrator

Fun 3D Plastic Text Effect

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create colorful 3D plastic letters 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.

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Dripping Blood Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Dripping Blood Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a bloody text effect in Adobe Illustrator.

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Chalkboard Type Treatment in Illustrator

Chalkboard Type Treatment

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!

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Create Colorful, Layered Paper Type

Create Colorful, Layered Paper Type

In this tutorial the artist will show you how to brighten your mood by creating vivid illustrations with layered paper text and ribbons.

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Make Chrome Typography Piece in Illustrator

Chrome Typography Piece in Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an awesome chrome typography piece in illustrator.

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Turn Drab Text Into an Amazing Design

Turn Drab Text Into an Amazing Design

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a wire pattern brush and how to use it to create a nice USB vector text effect in Adobe Illustrator.

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Bling Bling Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Bling Bling Text Effect

In this tutorial, the artist will be teaching you how to create this eye-catching bling bling effect in Illustrator. You will learn how to create the texture and apply it to any text. So let’s get started.

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Smoky Brushes and Type In Illustrator CS4

Smoky Brushes and Type In Illustrator CS4

In this tutorial, the artist explains how to create realistic smoke, make it into a brush and use it for the type. Let’s light up our vector cigarettes and get smokin’!

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Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment

Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment

In the following Illustrator tutorial, the artist will teach you how to create a green type treatment. It works great for logos and other design elements.

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Make a Flesh Ripping Zombie Type Treatment

Flesh Ripping Zombie Type Treatment

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a Flesh Ripping Zombie Type Treatment.

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Golden Text with Diamonds in Adobe Illustrator

Golden Text with Diamonds

In this illustrator tutorial, we will learn how to create a golden text style with diamonds using the appearance palette and scatter brushes.

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Create a Delicious Chocolate Text Effect

Create a Delicious Chocolate Text Effect

You will use the Blend Tool, effects like Roughen and Chrome, different blending modes and also the 3D Extrude & Bevel effect to create perfect chocolate squares. Enjoy!

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Here we end this awesome collection of best Adobe Illustrator text effect tutorials for beginners and professional. Hope these tutorials will polish your skills well.

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