Happy Tuesday! First of all, I have to tell you that I’ve been completely overwhelmed by all of the kind comments from last Friday’s post. My heart is bursting with gratitude. Thank you so very much for making this past weekend one I’ll never forget!

My co-workers gifted Spencer and I this amazing typography book as a going away gift last week and I have a serious problem with putting it down! There’s something that completely pulls you in when you lay eyes on the shadow type in the book – each layer so carefully planned, highlights and shadows in perfect contrast with one another along each angle and curve. Handmade type back in the day was so killer. I’m jealous of those craftsmen and craftswomen type masterminds. Of course, I couldn’t help myself with creating my own, digital form, inspired by pages from the book. In this week’s tutorial, we’ll create our own multi-layered 3D typography from scratch in Illustrator. In part 2 next week, we’ll bring that typography into Photoshop to add texture and enhance highlights + shadows to complete our type. Let’s gets started!

How to Create 3D Typography from Scratch, Part 1

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  • Your videos have been super helpful, looking forward to next weeks!

  • Hey Teela,
    Great tutorial! All of this, I did not know… even that command 2 locks layers! That’s going to be a huge time saver! Looking forward to next weeks video!

    Also, since we’ve emailed last, I did start on my website/business ( http://www.samletters.com )! It doesn’t have any of my work up yet (just a landing page & an about me) lol but I’m on the internet now! It’s a start! I also made a new instagram. yay! I have a grand total of like 80 followers haha its @samletters

    Anyways, hope all is going well with being a boss lady from home!!! & isn’t your wedding coming up? I took your letterpress skillshare class where you designed your invite! Hope that turned out gorgeous! I just ordered my letterpress business cards!!! Should get them back soon! EK!

    MK, see ya next Tuesday!
    -sam

  • hI tEELA,

    iS THERE A WAY TO MAKE THIS EFFECT SO THAT THE TEXT IS EDITABLE? lIKE, IF i HAVE A LOGO OR A HEADLINE THAT i WANT TO HAVE THE STYLE APPLIED TO? i KNOW THIS IS AN OLDER TUTORIAL, BUT i HOPE YOU DON’T MIND THE QUESTION.

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