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Extruding in Illustrator

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by washingtonsignguy, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. washingtonsignguy

    washingtonsignguy Member

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    Hey guys,I am using CS2 illustrator, and sometimes i like to give the font the prism effect, using 3d--Extrude--Bevel tool. I never can get this to work it misshapes the font out of control. I am usually forced to create the bevel by hand which can be time consuming. I would like to use this tool it would be great for proofing, so i dont have to put in the time only to find out they dont like it. Any suggestions, User error? Thanks
     
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  2. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    would also like to know....

    I usually do that kind of work in Gerber, but would be faster in Illy sometimes.
     
  3. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    It does not work well. If you want a good looking prism font you must build by hand. The effect in Illustrator almost always introduces anomalies
     
  4. washingtonsignguy

    washingtonsignguy Member

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    So iam not the only one then having problems. I use LXi for sign making, it doesnt have that effect, so i have to do manually. I just thought that would be nice to have for quick proofs. Thanks guys
     
  5. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Does it make any difference if you create outlines (convert to curves) before you do the extrude / bevel?


    JB
     
  6. Rustyrussell

    Rustyrussell https://www.austinsignco.com/

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    Converting to outlines does help resolve this issue.
     
  7. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    I have never seen any bevel function in the illustrator effects menu that looks anything like a hand done bevel/prism font. Someone enlighten me
     
  8. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    I think I misunderstood myself. I thought he was talking about making an extruded shadow.
     
  9. artsnletters

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    yup me too...i guess i should read mo bettah. I missed the font bevel phrase. I don't think there is any easy way to do it either, other than doing it by hand.
    Tim
     
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