Tutorial Create Block Shadow in Adobe Illustrator

· By Ilham Herry

Tutorial Create Block Shadow in Adobe Illustrator

Create Simple 3D Block Shadow using Appearance Panel in Adobe Illustrator.

3D shadow effects are kind of popular in Ephemera Sickle's poster design. Making 3D Block Shadow using the Appearance Panel is very easy and useful for our workflow. We don't need to Expand or make Outline to our font in this method, so the text is still editable in the future.

In this tutorial, we will share how to make simple 3D Block Shadow with the Ephemera Sickle font using the Recolor technique in the Appearance Panel.

 Check out more for the detailed process in this video:

  • Work with Appearance Panel

In this video, we will show you how to combine the Bevel & Extrude effect, Transform, and Offset Path in Adobe Illustrator.

  • Recolor Artwork

You can still change the color of the effect that has been applied, by selecting the object than change fill or stroke color in the appearance panel, you can see the details on image below.

And that's how it works. We hope you enjoy and thank you so much for joining the session till the end. Feel free to drop any comments if you have any questions regarding the video.

Happy Designing!

1 comment

  • First of all, allow me to say, I’m a big fan of your fonts and vintage style graphics!

    With that being said, I was wondering if your company has entertained the idea of carrying other fonts by outside typographers. I have a few that were carried by Artists Fonts.com & Carmel Fonts.com, but have since dissolved their font lineup.

    Here’s some examples of some of my fonts for you: 1) https://artistfonts.blogspot.com/2013/12/

    2) https://www.coroflot.com/garygodby/Calliope-Font
    3) https://www.coroflot.com/garygodby/Meg-Font
    4) https://www.coroflot.com/garygodby/DAWN-Font
    5) https://www.behance.net/gallery/31720329/The-Gary-Godby-Collection

    I’d be open to Ephemera Fonts sponsoring/representing me under their Font Foundry label & would be willing to take a reasonable royalty split with your company.

    Thanks for your consideration!

    Gary Godby on

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