Today I am going to show you how to transfer any bold block text and give it a funky modern twist! For reference, I am using Illustrator CS4 and the wonderful Governor font from Lost Type. I would consider this tutorial for beginner Illustrator users.
So, we are going to take this text:
…and transform it into this:
1. First, you must convert your text to outlines. To do this, select Command+Shift+O.
2. Next, using the Direct Selection tool (A) and select any letter that have negative space.
3. Finally, just use the backspace key and double click to remove the white negative space!
That’s it! Isn’t this so easy? I know it might seem plain and simple, but for anyone out there that ever wondered how to remove negative space, I hope this helps! You don’t have to stop here! Make it 3D, give it a shadow or texture; just play around!
Feel free to ask questions in the comments if you run into any trouble.