Create a Broken Glass Text Effect

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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