Video and free download – Week 17 – Beginner – How to create Fisheye effect on text in Illustrator – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

#17 is adding a little pop to your text across your garments. You can see the difference in the beginning of the video between regular text and then with the added Fisheye effect in Illustrator.
You can view the video on my youtube channel or after the jump here on the blog. There you will also find written step by step instructions. This week’s free download comes with a flat sketch of a tee in 3 color ways. Use it to see your text effect in action right away. These are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here).

flat sketch template long sleeve dress with scalloped lace edge brush
This Video is marked Beginner – Easy. Do you agree?

Feeling inspired after watching the videos, use the tip and share some visuals with me on Instagram at #flatsketch52.
The video covers how to create outlines and expands the effect and why which is not covered below. Here are the step by step instructions or watch the video above:


Step 1. Use your Type tool to write a word or sentence of your choice. Choose a font color that is contrasting to your flat sketches fill color.
Step 2. Select the text that you typed with the selection tool.
Step 3. Go to Effect> Warp> Fisheye

 Step 4. Click on the Preview button in the Warp options
Step 5. Use the Bend slider to see how much warp you would like. I keep my Horizontal and Vertical Distortion options at 0 % for the fisheye.
Step 6. You can press OK when you are satisfied with the result
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