Radiance Looking Type

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…

Step 01:
Type your text first; in this tutorial I used Bauhaus 93, 110 pt

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Step 02:
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.

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Step 03:
Select Effect > Path > Offset Path, and then change the offset to 10 pixel and the joins to bevel.

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Step 04:
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.

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Step 05:
Then choose duplicate item in the appearance box drop down icon.

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And click the drop down in the layer of appearance box, select offset path..

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… and then change the offset to 15 pixel.

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Step 06:
Select the opacity and change it to 50%, so it will look like this.

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Step 07:
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

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Step 08:
This is how it should look like now.

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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%.

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Step 09:
It should look like this now. Well that’s it.

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