How to Create Engraved Text in Illustrator

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Creating engraved text in Illustrator is just another of the many ways you can give your drawing a unique and rigid look. Create engraved text in Illustrator with help from a well-versed web, graphic and illustrative designer in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Alex Cecilio. I'm a graphic artist and I'm going to show you how to make engraved text illustrator. So the first thing you're going to want to do is make your shape that your engraving into so I just made this basic little rounded rectangle. So I'm just going to make my text. But you're going to technically make two layers of text, and it doesn't really matter what font you use. I'm going to use something kinda fancy so I'm going go use Time New Roman. And you're going to want to make sure that your text it bigger so it's visible. And I'll just write the word text, and I'm going to bold it as well. I'm actually going to make it look a little bit bigger just you can see it well. OK so what I've done here is just made the text black and so I'm just going to hold down option and copy and then make this white. So that way this one is going to go underneath so we're going to put this right here. We're going to copy and delete it and then repaste it, that way it's just right on top. And so you're going to want to lay it right over that, but it's just going to move it an inch either up or down and to left and to the right just all depending on what you want. And then you're going to go to this little key right here which is the transparency and you're just going to want to lower it to whatever you want to make it look more gray and graved. My name is Alex and this is how you make engraved text in illustrator. Thank you.

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