Envelope and Distort

Envelope & Distort

  • Open a new print document in Illustrator
  • 1 area type tool new document
  • Select the Type Tool (T)
  • Choose a font and type your word IN ALL CAPS
  • Select a shape from the tool bar
  • 3 area type tool Shape Tool
  • Make sure there is a color selected for the stroke and the fill is transparent (white with the red diagonal line)
  • Create the shape
  • 4 area type tool Text with Shape
  • Click on the Selection Tool (V)
  • Click on the shape
  • Edit—>Copy
  • Edit—>Paste
  • Area type tool copy:paste shape
  • Move the text on top of the shape
  • 5 area type tool Text over Shape
  • Select both the text and the shape
  • Go to Object—>Envelope and Distort—>Make with Top Object
  • 6 area type tool Envelope and Distort
  • 7 area type tool Result
  • Click on the second shape
  • Change the fill to a color
  • Area type tool both shapes
  • Place the colored shaped over the word
  • Go to Object—>Arrange—>Send to Back
  • Area type tool send to back
  • Area type tool final
  • Select both the word and the shape
  • Go to Object—>Group