Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Patterned text and the sharp drop shadow, part of Designing Gradient Dot Patterns with Illustrator.
…In this movie we'll introduce our symmetrically waving dot pattern…into our text in order to create this final effect here.…And what I'll tell you up front is it ultimately involves the encounter…of a happy accident that I'll document in full in the next movie.…So let's get started here.…I'll start by selecting my blend like so, and I'm going to…switch back to the Layers panel here so that we can see…what's going on.…So I'll go ahead and twirl open this Square Dots layer, and…I'll go up to the Edit menu and I'll choose the Copy command.…
And then, I'll go ahead and turn off that blend and I'll turn on the…text so that we can edit it and I'll click on its meatball to select it.…And then I'll expand my toolbox to the two-column display,…and I'll click on the Draw Inside icon and I'll…go up to the Edit menu and choose Paste in Place…in order to paste the pattern into the text like so.…And then, I'll switch back to the Draw Normal mode.…And now I'm going to switch the colors around a little bit.…I'm going to change the color of the blend…
- Using Illustrator's preset gradient dot patterns
- Creating a pattern of custom halftone dots
- Filling editable text with a dot pattern
- Turning circular dots into squares
- Using dynamic rotations to create specialized patterns