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Create a Hatched Drop Shadow Text Effect in Illustrator

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In this week's video tutorial, we create a custom hatched drop shadow text effect using only Adobe Illustrator. You can pick up the free font used here: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/synthview/novecento/wide-demibold/ And if you have any requests, you can send me an email here: http://every-tuesday.com/contact/ Don't forget to fan me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/everytues or follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/teelacunningham I also post on instagram if you like pictures of doodles :) http://instagram.com/everytuesday Thanks for watching!
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Derek Pell (4 days ago)
Nice job!
Jeveh SALIMBAGAT (2 months ago)
Too much talk :(
James E. Walker (3 months ago)
Thanks Teela! This was really helpful, I've been needing to learn this for some time now.
perkis5000 (4 months ago)
i have referred back to this video multiple times. Thanks!!
Abbie Raby (4 months ago)
Does anyone know the best way to make this effect in procreate?
Nizamuddin Shaikh (4 months ago)
I learnt much from this video. Thanks, Ma'm
Carolyn Harper (4 months ago)
SHIFT makes things happen! Well done video. I learned so much. Would love it if you could explain the function of "multiply". Also, I have the darnedest time cutting objects out of jpegs in PS. I use my pen tool exclusively because I don't know how to control the magic wand. Do you have a tutorial for that?
Hat off lab (5 months ago)
Really great effect... and so simple!
OUdaveguy (8 months ago)
There are a lot of tutorials on how to achieve this effect on YouTube, but this is the clearest, most concise one I've come across! Great upload and thanks for sharing!
Pranay Tony (9 months ago)
Thankyou Teela!
BKJOAP (11 months ago)
My text box keeps on becoming the clipping mask instead of the text. Any ideas on how to fix this?
Eleni Kelley (1 year ago)
Is there any way to make the stroke of the top most layer transparent, instead of white? For placing on certain color tshirts?
lady bikinii (1 year ago)
i love this video so much !!!!!
Kristina Stapelfeld (1 year ago)
Great tutorial, Teela! I love the effect, could you explain how to make the drop shadow longer? I tried to use the blend tool on the lined text but it stopped me because of the clipping mask.
mujeeb ahamad (1 year ago)
super tut thanaks
Trevor Mahouly (1 year ago)
very shadowing
Partha Mallik (1 year ago)
Gail McKeating (1 year ago)
Click on the buying choices button (pink)
Lisa Doherty (1 year ago)
What if we want to create a transparent stroke/gap around the letters? (rather than a white stroke that may show on a colored background)?
Igor Margato Vargas (1 year ago)
For that you can use a copy of the text as a mask in the Transparency settings of the hatched shadow. :)
Abby Gust (1 year ago)
How would you create the gap between the letters and the hatching if your type was on a textured background or something that you couldn't color match?
Igor Margato Vargas (1 year ago)
For that you can use a copy of the text as a mask in the Transparency settings of the hatched shadow. :)
Tuan Le (1 year ago)
Can this be done in INDESIGN? if yes do you have a video of it? or can you make one?
Michael Cobbs (1 year ago)
Wonderful tutorial.
Paul Smith (1 year ago)
Hi Thanks for the Video..Could you tell me how you placed those swatches on the Artboard? thanks
Paul Smith (1 year ago)
Thanks  I figured as much but I thought there was a way to drag & drop or something..Thanks
Funkiemunkytootiedo (1 year ago)
If you know the color values that you want to use, just select your rectangle tool and make the squares,then fill them with the colors you will be using. I used to wonder the same thing when I first started using Illustrator.
zeB Conate (1 year ago)
Hello. I was wondering if you can do the Adele 25 font. Thank you
Katherine McBride (2 years ago)
This is great, thank you for taking your time explaining! My only issue is that my slices wont "send to back" I've gone through the tutorial twice and cannot figure it out. Any suggestions?
Teela Cunningham (1 year ago)
If they're on their own layer on top of everything else, that would cause it, so I would check for that :)
Russ stassin (2 years ago)
It says my text is very complex when I try to make it a compound mask, and it only makes one of my letters into the compound mask, the rest of the text is non existent.
Donovan Carter (2 years ago)
Thanks! :-)
mostafa onsy (2 years ago)
very nice tutorial! thank u :)
Verena (2 years ago)
Hi, i was wondering how the image with "Hello" on it was made: https://designschool.canva.com/blog/light-and-shadow/ Great tutorial!
Teela Cunningham (2 years ago)
Oooo, that's a good one! It was created in Photoshop with a bunch of nice layer styles, looks like a motion blur and some crafty blending. I'll put it on my list!
Frederick Lee (2 years ago)
Thanks for sharing!
Nenad Milivojevic (2 years ago)
Great tutorial !!! Thanx a million !!!
farhan alam (2 years ago)
Loved it! Thanks
Morgan Field (2 years ago)
Now I know to press shift when using the eye dropper tool so it changes what I want it to change (in this case the stroke, not the fill). Thanks.
Bryan Kayne (2 years ago)
You have no idea how helpful you have been. You're the first (of many) that I can understand and follow as a beginner. Thank you so much! I'll be watching your other videos and subscribing.
Yousra M (2 years ago)
Hey! First, thank you so much for the tutorial! I love your channel! 2 I have a problem with the Compound path! It's greyd out!!
Yousra M (2 years ago)
+Yousra M Ok I figured it out! I forgot to create outline for the shape
Lissa Rain (2 years ago)
woo-hoo, I did it perfectly. Thank you!
Graph Mc (2 years ago)
nice effect never knew how its made thx alot for sharing
Mirul Arif (2 years ago)
thank You
Bernard Bertrand (2 years ago)
Thank you !!!! :)
The Rented Wren (2 years ago)
Great and clear explanation! Is there any way to have a no-fill text? My gold hatch shows through when I have outlined text and I don't know how to make it not show. Thanks!
Tabitha Audrey (2 years ago)
Your tutorials are really good!! thank you, such a lifesaver :)
Bichout Zed (2 years ago)
Cristina Kalen (2 years ago)
Great tutorial! Thank you!!
Teela Cunningham (2 years ago)
+Cristina Kalen thanks for watching! :)
EPHS (2 years ago)
Thanks for the lesson. Pretty easy and the quality of the video and audio is great. If you don't mind me asking (as I see you use ScreenFlow)...what size resolution do you record at and what are your export resolution settings from ScreenFlow? They look great. Thanks.
Devin Chaves (2 years ago)
Should have done this in the appearance panel. You could retain editable text with this same look.
XACO TACO (2 years ago)
fantastic tips from all of you. thanks.
Mike Bryan (2 years ago)
+Teela Cunningham (Every-Tuesday) Here's how you do this using the appearance panel: 1. Create a pattern of the gold hatch. The quickest (but not the cleanest) way I've found is to draw a diagonal line, with a 1pt stroke. Color it how you want to, then hit Object --> Pattern --> Make. In the resulting tool box, Select "Brick by Row" from the drop down bar, and enter .1 for the width and the height. This pattern will look ok, but may scale a bit janky. You can always tweak it later. 2. Select your text, go to the Appearance panel. Create a fill that has the Dark Grey color. 3. Then underneath that, create a new fill with the hatch pattern you just made. 4. With the Hatch Pattern fill selected, click the fx button, go to "Distort & Transform" --> Transform. Enter a negative value for the horizontal and a positive value for vertical. I used .05" as an increment. 5. Next create a new stroke in the appearance panel, make it white, set the stroke to an appropriate thickness. 6. Go to the Graphic Styles tab and, with your text selected, open the context menu on the side and select "New Graphic Style" Once you have your graphic style swatch, select it and in the context menu again, go to "Save Graphic Style Library." Presto! Now you have a custom, non-destructive, text-selectable hatched drop shadow effect that you can use on any document wherever you like. Cheers!
Devin Chaves (2 years ago)
+Teela Cunningham (Every-Tuesday) Not the same style, but the techniques are the same here. Have a look at this Ai file. https://www.dropbox.com/s/yzxwrli4copj3yq/Hatched%20Text.ai?dl=0
Teela Cunningham (2 years ago)
+Devin Chaves If there's a way to get this exact kind of hatch effect using just the appearance panel, I'm all ears :)
LVC85costa (2 years ago)
thanks for that make compound path trick, will remember that one.
zacksutt (2 years ago)
Awesome Thanks great tut!!
Mary Stoiana (2 years ago)
I need some help if it doesn't bother you. When I hover over the line about to make the blend, the plus doesn't come up but an asterick does.What did I do wrong?
Mary Stoiana (2 years ago)
Appreciate it, I will try that method because the method I was using from this video only works on and off-ly.
Xolcin (2 years ago)
+Mary Stoiana The Blend tool is just one way to create blends. Try this method: Select your two lines with the Selection Tool. Go to Object > Blend > Make. You should see lines appear between the two. Now, go to Object > Blend a second time, and select Blend Options this time, and edit your blend. I like to turn on Preview to see my changes live.
Teela Cunningham (2 years ago)
+Mary Stoiana hmm, i'm really not sure. I've never had that happen before, and I can't seem to replicate it :(
Mary Stoiana (2 years ago)
+Mary Stoiana asterisk*
Kathleen (3 years ago)
cliff notes: "make a clipping mask"
adie asyraf (3 years ago)
Good Tutorial, very helping , Thankss
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+adie asyraf thanks for watching!
Ruben Vatle (3 years ago)
how do you make those little windows with the colors you're using on the text?
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Ruben Vatle just the rectangle tool :)
inheritance comic (3 years ago)
Great tutorial! I am now EMPOWERED!!!!!!!!!
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+inheritance comic yay!! thanks for watching! :)
Joshua Lee (3 years ago)
"smaller caps are way sexier" i love this channel its so helpful
Megan Weeks (3 years ago)
Such a great tutorial! Thank you!
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Megan Weeks Thanks for watching! :)
Emmalene Meyers (3 years ago)
Thank you! This was incredibly helpful, thank you for doing it step by step!!
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Emmalene Meyers I'm so glad! Thanks for watching! :)
Gustavo Salcedo (3 years ago)
It Doesn't Want To Work For Me It Just Fills All The Lines In ...
Michiel De Gelder (3 years ago)
real nice! thanks
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Michiel De Gelder thanks for watching!
Matej Ilcik (3 years ago)
Thank you Teela for a great tutorial!
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Matej Ilcik Thanks for watching! :)
An Tran (3 years ago)
It's great! Thanks so much Teela!
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Austin An Tran yay! Thanks for watching! :)
Claudia White (3 years ago)
Just subscribed... Love this tutorial. Can't wait to watch all your other videos. Thank you!
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Claudia White yay! So glad you're here!
David (3 years ago)
Great tutorial, thank you! I enjoyed it that's for sure :)
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+TheParaSIET yay! thanks for watching! :)
Robert Hawkes (3 years ago)
Great tutorial. Love it.. Keep up the great work
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Robert Hawkes thanks so much!
Anthony Smith (3 years ago)
You are amazing! Do you do any sort of online tutorial 1 on 1?
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Anthony Smith Not yet, but maybe in the future!
Liz Flores (3 years ago)
Great tutorial! Although in the original I think the shadow text is larger than the black text. Just a thought, in case someone wants to make it more like the original
GLASSARTZ62 (3 years ago)
Thanks Teela!   Have a great weekend.  Bob
GLASSARTZ62 (3 years ago)
Great video, suppose you wanted the lines going through the front of the letter? I have tried your steps but can't seem to get it to work. Thanks Bob
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+GLASSARTZ62 Ah, I gotcha. For those, you'd use the blend tool, blending together 2 lines that have a small stroke weight and increase the number of steps for your blend (like 100+). Mask it into text like the line gradient tutorial and you'll get closer to that Map type :)
GLASSARTZ62 (3 years ago)
Teela, Yes I'm trying to do lettering this is like the letter treatments on the Sanborn Insurance Map books. This is my email address I can send you a picture or you can tell me how to post one here. Thanks Bob [email protected]
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+GLASSARTZ62 Hey, do you have an example of what you'd like to achieve you can share? Is something like this video what you're looking for? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5qiUJste8E
Jesika Way (3 years ago)
This was perfect! Thank you!
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Jesika Way yay! Thanks for watching!
Zoe D (3 years ago)
Great tutorial... that blend tool is wicked
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Zoe Doucette thanks! I know! loveee the blend :)
Andre Thomas (3 years ago)
Way to do things right! The video was very informative and helpful and had good clear instruction as well (which is rare on Youtube).
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Andre Thomas Thanks so much! Feels great to hear :)
Jimmy Nichols (3 years ago)
I think the font is Trend that they used for the original piece.
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Jimmy Nichols I think Brandon nailed it below with Neutraface - Trend is a super close match, but the 'S' is slightly different :)
Nour Salim (3 years ago)
I am in love with these tuts>> thanks Teela Cunningham  i am Arabic Saudi girl just like to wait your update every Tuesday
Brandon Gamm (3 years ago)
Type nazi here — I believe the font from the source image is Neutraface
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Brandon Gamm You're totally right! Great eyes - thanks for sharing!
blazedxjan (3 years ago)
I was actually able to sit through this and I have the attention span of a gold fish. Great video, helped a lot!
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+blazedxjan Ha! Awesome compliment :) Thanks for watching!
Carla Gentry (3 years ago)
Thank you! This was so helpful!
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+Carla Gentry awesome! thanks for watching! :)
The Contessa (3 years ago)
My gosh I really really like how you make a tutorial!!!! seriously!! <3 XD I really do get unlike other tutorials here on youtube :/
Lexcorp (3 years ago)
+Contessa xx such racist, there are different types of tutorial and It depends on them, they just want to share there knowledge as I guess. anyway nice tutorial! <3 love that voice
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
+xo kimmm xo :) thanks!!
technojoe (3 years ago)
solid tutorial. subscrib'ddd
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
yay! thanks for watching! :)
groncal (3 years ago)
I know this is a little bit different, but how do you get passed a graphic design creative block? 
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
Hey, check out this talk by Aaron Draplin - I think it'll help :) http://creativemornings.com/talks/aaron-james-draplin/1
Max Maffucci (3 years ago)
Is it possible to create outlines on curved text following an arch?
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
Yep! After you've warped your text or typed it along a curved path, follow the same steps :)
sri k (3 years ago)
Thank you for the tutorial.
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
Thanks for watching!
Ilana Siegel (3 years ago)
Thank you so much for the tutorial!
Teela Cunningham (3 years ago)
Hope it helped! :)

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