Saturday, 10 September 2016

Creating origami typography in illustrator

Creating origami typography in Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an origami style of topography. For this, we need to create simple use of basic shapes to build letters from and how to refine those into a more realistic look of your type.

Here is the final image:

Step 1 : Choose a new document of size and other preference as shown.

Step 2: Go to view and choose ruler to make our task easier. Now using the ruler ,drag to make straight lines both along vertical and horizontal.

Step 3: Our workplace is ready to use. The first letter we are going to create is the letter “A.” to make this alphabet; we will be creating a rectangle and it to be converted into this alphabet.
I will choose a width and height of slightly greater than the ruler we used. Now make four rectangles as shown in the figure.

Step 4: Select all the grey shapes and open the pathfinder panel. Now use the divide option to create multiple shapes.


Step 5: choose edit>ungroup and delete all shapes that are not used as shown in the figure.

Step 6: Use the delete anchor point using the selection tool to delete the corner to give the folding shapes like paperwork as shown.

Step 7: Now select the required shapes to merge them by using add option in pathfinder tool. Do it same for other shapes.

Step 8: Select any of the shapes and fill it with gradient RGB 255 93 23.



Step 9: Choose effect> stylize> drop shadow to give the impression of a shadow from the paper above the shape we have selected.

Now to give a more shadow look, go to appearance panel and copy the fill option. Go to transparency panel and set the opacity to 67% and set to overlay.

Step 10: Do it same for the letter “B”.


Here is your work. Hope you will like it.