How to Make a Hollow Spining Text Effect in Illustrator
Illustrator Text Effects
Sometimes, when you need to create captivating text effects, your may instinctively turn to Photoshop as the go-to tool. However, an equally powerful and versatile option as Illustrator maybe what you need. With Illustrator's incredible capabilities you can craft incredibly text effects, including a Hollow Spinning Text. The best part is that you have the added advantage of working in a vector format, offering scalability and flexibility for your designs. So today, I will show you how easily you can make a hollow spining text effect in Illustrator in less than 5 minutes and with the ability to later change the text, font, size and color even after the effect is finished.
Open Illustrator and make a new file at any size you want. In this case I will make mine at 1200 x 1200 px.
Select the Rectangle Tool (M) and make a rectangle covering your whole artboard with any color you want. In this case I will be using black.
Select the Type Tool (T) and type your text. Here i will simply write "love" using the Boldfinger font at 500 pt.
In the Toolbar, set the text fill to "none" and the stroke to white.
Go to Edit > Copy and then to Edit > Paste in Back.
Set the copied text to about 40 pt and placeit in the middle of your original text as shown.
Set the stroke color of the copied text to the same background color you are using, which in this case is black.
Select the original text, go to Window > Stroke and set the stroke Weight to 8 pt.
Select the original and copied text and go to Object > Blend > Make.
Go to Object > Blend > Blend Options, apply the following settings and click OK.
Lastly, select the copied text and go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. Set the Angle to 30º and click OK.
Some Final Words:
Now that you know how to easily make a hollow spining text effect in Illustrator, you can edit the text, font, size and color as you normally do in Illustrator without having to make the whole process again.