Create Broken Glass Text Effect Illustrator Tutorial

Create a Broken Glass Text Effect

Video tutorial on how to make this broken glass text effect in Illustrator.

It’s time for another Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: How to create a broken glass text effect!

This time we’ll create out of words a shattered or broken glass look. Use any text or shape you want and simply follow the video tutorial on how to make this broken up glass effect in Illustrator.


Vectortwist Tips on Text Effects with Adobe Illustrator:

  • Make sure to outline your text: Type > Create Outlines (SHIFT+COMMAND/CTLR+0)
  • Create straight cut lines with the Knife Tool by holding the OPTION/ALT Key when cutting (find the Knife Tool under the Eraser Tool)
  • Play with Transparency Settings to create a glass look
  • Use the 3D Tools to give your text dimension


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Simona Pfreundner has been teaching Adobe Creative Suite since 2008 through written tutorials, instructional video courses and classroom teaching. With 15 years experience in the graphic design field as an agency, in-house and freelance designer, her love for art and drawing has enabled her develop an approachable and intuitive style of teaching that helps people learn graphic design software in a fun and easy way.

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