Using Adobe Illustrator to Create Fill-In Text Patterns
Say you are designing a stylized poster for a movie or other event. Though you could use Photoshop, another one of their popular products, Illustrator, may be more suited for the task. To create text with a “filled-in” pattern, follow the procedure outlined below:
- Create a new document in Adobe Illustrator
- Select the type tool on the left hand menu and type out your desired text, and then select the font and font size for the text.
- Place an image of the desired fill-in pattern by selecting “Place and select a picture” under the “File” menu.
- Copy and paste the desired text onto the pattern picture.
- Select the “create outline” option under the “type” menu, and then right click and select the “ungroup” option.
- Select the “pathfinder” tool and select “add to shape area” and choose “expand”. After selecting the desired area, right click and select “make clipping mask”
- Your text should now change from its default color to the pattern of the image it was placed over.