Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool that you can create fluffy, vague, sparkling, gelatinous, glossy, glittery, retro and revolutionary effects with. Creating a particular text effect in Illustrator is not that difficult now; thanks to the availability of Typography Tutorials that guide you through each step.
Here we have gathered a collection of around 50 amazingly helpful tutorials that let you create breathtaking typographic effects in Illustrator. Some of them also use Photoshop to give the text effect its fully refined look. Let’s have a look at this collection.
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Text Effects in Illustrator
This following tutorial lets you create beautiful poster theme illustrations simply, using Adobe Illustrator.
Create appealing and tempting neon text effects by using Gradient Mesh, 3D Modeling, Art Brushes and Transparency palette. Let’s begin!
This tutorial teaches you some quick tips on how to create a colorful neon text effect. In this tutorial, you will learn the use of thick font and the Round Any Corner Script to create letter shapes and other techniques to create neon text effect.
This tutorial is designed to help you create a custom Font, while at the same time accepting the dynamics of the Blend Tool.
This tutorial is shared here to let you learn the technique of creating some colorful and appealing 3D texts.
In this quick tutorial, you will learn to create an airport timetable text effect. Creating such an effect is ideal for websites, posters and even logos.
This tutorial lets you learn how you can play with the 3D options in Illustrator to create 3D letters while also transforming them into a sketch text. Add any color that you like as the transparency allows you to place it on any background.
This tutorial walks you through creating a jar illustration with a splashy purple text effect. You will see how different layered shapes and opacities are used in this tutorial and how the paths and the Pathfinder tools are used to enhance the result and give your text dimension and style.
Let’s create some vividly colored illustrations with layered text and ribbons. Here, you will learn to use Illustrator effects expansively to optimize your work.
The following tutorial helps you get the skills required to create cool retro chrome text effects by using Illustrator. This tutorial teaches you all the steps from beginning to end.
This tutorial helps you learn to create a retro vector seal logo by using Illustrator with Ryan Quintal. This extremely easy to follow tutorial lets you create an awesome final effect.
With this, you will learn to create a paper style alphabet and the shadows of them by using 3D modeling. This tutorial is perfect for creating logo designs.
This tutorial lets you create amazing chalkboard type treatments by using some gradients, a bristle brush, and some freebies from Vector Mill.
This tutorial showcases three unique approaches to create different script lettering styles. The tutorial starts with a simple basic script and leads you to more advanced techniques.
Creating a perfect entangled lettering illustration is what you will learn in this tutorial. You can also learn casting shadows and highlighting through abstract color shapes.
This tutorial teaches you different techniques of creating simple 3D lettering effects in the context of poster design.
This tutorial helps you learn the use of existing font and 3D tools of illustrator to add dimension and create a green viscous text effect.
This tutorial showcases the technique of using text and the Round Any Corner script to create a simple sticker effect. Such text effects can be used in graphics, including shapes and symbols.
Here you will learn to create your own calligram by manipulating a typeface, rendering fur and by adding dog features and various details.
This tutorial is designed to teach you different techniques of creating beveled lettering styles. The tutorial starts with the least complex and moves on to the most polished and professional look.
Here you will use Illustrator’s Blend tool first and then use Photoshop for some final retouches in order to create cool typography.
Here, you will see how to create a vector badge and then make it look more appealing by adding some features. Simple to execute.
In this tutorial, you will use Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Cinema 4D. This is an interesting tutorial that helps you learn all three of these programs simultaneously.
In this tutorial you will see how to create a vintage badge by using Illustrator and Photoshop. Take a look!
Use Illustrator to create appealing grungy 3D text with some smart shadow techniques.
This tutorial teaches you to use the Pen and Gradient tools in order to create a swirling ribbon text effect. You can also use this effect to create different shapes and scrolls.
In this tutorial, you will see how to create a splendid glassy text effect by using Illustrator. Here you will learn some clever techniques to enhance your skills.
This guide helps you give your text some classic mummy treatment by using a few gradients and the Appearance panel.
Learn to create a polished, lifted-type treatment by using the Appearance panel, some gradients and transforms. You can also apply the treatment to other fonts and vector elements as well.
Here you will see how to create retro type treatments by using some powerful Illustrator features and texture effects, Warp effects, and some simple layering.
This guide lets you discover how to create a glossy smooth text effect by using multiple fills and strokes with various blending modes and different opacity settings.
This tutorial will be great for beginners who want to create professional 3D text effects in Adobe illustrator. Here, you will see how to create text using 3D extrude and the techniques to clean up the broken shapes and then apply glow to the 3D text.
This tutorial showcases the use of the appearance palette and scatter brushes to create this stylized text with diamonds. Several other useful techniques will also be taught in this tutorial that will help you in your future endeavors. So let’s get started!
Learn to add glamour to your ordinary scripts in simple to follow steps and add some extra sparkle to your ordinary font.
Follow the artist’s steps and create flesh ripping zombie characters and type treatments for this blood-curdling illustration.
This tutorial lets you create some cool and soothing environmentally friendly green type treatments that you can apply to your different projects.
Learn how to craft some lip smacking Candy-Cane type by using Illustrator and Photoshop and create the appeal that you always wanted to harness.
This step by step explanation demonstrates the design process for an amazing gothic typographic design.
In this tutorial, learn to add multiple strokes to objects in Illustrator using the Appearance panel.
Here you will see how neon tubes are produced in the Illustrator world by simply altering a path and adding stroke colors with Gaussian blur. This will allow you to produce our own glowing neon open sign in Illustrator CS5.
Use different tools such as Ellipse, Rectangle, Rectangular Grid and Twirl along with some basic effects to create this Bubble Text Effect.
Here you will see how to use Illustrator to create stylish and elegant text effects with a subtle vintage look that can be applied to any specific typeface.
This is an extremely easy to follow tutorial that will teach you how you can create simple blood text effect.
Create a simple folded paper text effect by watching this tutorial and also see how to improvise the final look.
This tutorial aids you in creating a grunge type effect by simply creating a vector texture with Live Trace first and then applying it to the text.
This tutorial will help you learn how to create a paste text effect. You will also learn the use of different tools to create the text effect that can be used to demonstrate a piped frosting effect.
Here you will see how to use the Offset Path function and various other coloring techniques to create cool and cute gummy text effects.
This particular tutorial helps you learn the basic techniques to create a complex graphic style, using only the Appearance palette and commands from the Effect menu. This lets you create designs based on zodiac signs. Let’s get started!
Here you will see how the smoky brushes and type are created in Illustrator. You will be amazed to see the realistic results.
So… Enjoy and give us your feedback.