Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video A stylistic alternative to dot-pattern text, part of Designing Gradient Dot Patterns with Illustrator.
…In this movie, we'll place this square dot pattern inside the text.…And we'll do so using a stylistic alternative…that allows us to keep the text editable.…So, for starters, I'm going to go ahead and twirl…open this top layer, the one called Square Dots.…And I'm going to meatball the blend by clicking on its circle right there.…And then I'll go up to the Edit menu and choose…the Copy command, or press Ctrl+C here on a PC, or…Cmd+C on a Mac.…And then I'll go ahead and turn off the blend.…And I'll turn on ABC right there, the text,…and I'll select it by clicking on its meatball.…
And I'll go ahead and switch to the two column toolbox once again.…And I'll drop down to the draw inside…icon, click on it, you'll see those dotted corners.…Then go up to the Edit menu and choose…Paste in Place, and that'll paste the dot pattern…inside the text.…Now notice that things don't line up properly once again,…you can especially see that over here inside the A.…So notice how the square dots are rising above the bar of the A this time around.…
- 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