Hi, this tutorial purpose is to make a radiance looking font, the use of appearance box in Adobe Illustrator, and in case some of you didn’t know, we could make a gradient like stroke in this tutorial. So, here we go…
Type your text first; in this tutorial I used Bauhaus 93, 110 pt
In the appearance box, click the dropdown icon, then select add new fill, first select white, then do this step again this time with a different fill color.
Select Effect > Path > Offset Path, and then change the offset to 10 pixel and the joins to bevel.
Then you can change the fill to another thing like pattern or gradient. In the appearance color, click the swatch libraries menu>gradients>pastels. I choose this gradients over there.
Then choose duplicate item in the appearance box drop down icon.
And click the drop down in the layer of appearance box, select offset path..
… and then change the offset to 15 pixel.
Select the opacity and change it to 50%, so it will look like this.
Select the fx icon in the appearance box, select effects gallery. Then choose distort>glass. Change the distortion into 10and smoothness into 2, click ok
This is how it should look like now.
If you don’t want to make the inside fill color to be white, you could go to the white layer fill in the appearance box. Then change the opacity to 50%.
It should look like this now. Well that’s it.