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Create a Rainbow-like Lettering on your Custom Sticker Using Adobe Illustrator

Posted by OZStickerPrinting on August 21, 2020

You may have seen gradient letterings on your social media such as Pinterest and Instagram. If you want to recreate it on your own and acquire a new skill and discover new tools, we will share it with you by providing an easy step-by-step guide on how to create these fancy lettering techniques with just using Adobe Illustrator.

Before you begin, you should know that you can’t apply a gradient to a text the way you usually add to other objects. In order to achieve it, you may outline the text and add gradients. Take note that you should be extra gentle with the outline because you can’t edit the text later so be attentive and follow these easy steps and you’ll surely get this new skill like a pro.

Step 1 
Start your way by creating a text with the Type tool with the font of your choice. One of the few commonly used fonts in magazines, websites, and other form publications are Alex Brush, Pacifico, Great Vibes, Lobster, and Allura.



Step 2
The second thing you’ll have to do is fill and stroke the text to none. This is the most crucial step that you shouldn’t skip because when you do, the original text colour will peek out on the text’s edges and cause it to appear in the transparent gradient that will force you to be back at square one. Filling and stroking the text to none will make transparent gradients and leave a seamless look.




Step 3
Choose the text and click the selection tool then open the Appearance panel menu and click New Fill. 


Step 4
Seal the deal with applying the gradient to your chosen text and save it. Now get ready to print your artwork or send it to the nearest local sticker provider in your area so that your masterpiece will be printed on custom stickers, magnets, or anything that you want.


Step 5
Once your shadow ‘shapes’ is complete, group them together and convert them into a compound path. With your shapes selected, select the flat lettering copy and hit the ‘intersect’ icon in your pathfinder palette.


Step 6
Create your shadow gradient, going from 0% black to 100% black. Apply and adjust the shadow gradient in each of your shapes.


Step 7
Lastly, adjust the blend mode for your shapes as desired (multiply and overlay are my favourites).


See how easy and uncomplicated these steps are? But if you can’t make it through, don’t worry our professional graphic designers at OzStickerPrinting is here to help you. Aside from our product labels, we also have a set of designers to provide you with your desired design for your business logo. Reach us out today, and grab the chance to order with fast turnaround time and free shipping Australia wide.