Happy Feet Text Effect Illustrator & Photoshop Tutorial

by Ainsley Bevis

happyfeet_poster_miniAinsley Bevis BloomWebDesign.net It's getting cold, cold, cold, but our friend Ainsley Bevis from BloomWebDesign.net is hot with this great Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop tutorial! You'll enjoy some tricks for 3D, and then the whole piece drops into Photoshop for finishing!
Ainsley writes . . .

Learn how to create the Text Effect from the movie, Happy Feet! We'll be using Adobe Illustrator, 3D effects and Gradients to create this cute text.

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Illustrator

1. Set up : First download and install this font: Futura Medium from Fontzone.

Open Illustrator and write each letter separately using the size for each below with the fill colour to a grey with a stroke of none. Arrange the letters like the Happy Feet Text.

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2. Creating the 3D Letters : Next select each letter and go into Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel. Put in the settings below for each letter.

3D bevel extrude type

  • Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel the letter "A"
  • Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel the letter "P" (first time)
  • Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel the letter "P" (second time)
  • Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel the letter "Y"
  • Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel the letter "F"
  • Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel the letter "E"
  • Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel the letter "E" (second time)
  • Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel the letter "T"
  • Or, you could open the whole stack in a single file

NEXT : Adjustments to 3D files, and Final Assembly

... continues on the next page!

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