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Adobe Illustrator CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques by David Karlins

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#88 3-D Extrusion Effects

Extrusion transforms selected objects so they appear to diminish as they approach a vanishing point.

Extruded type, for example, is often used to create a dynamic “comin’ at ya” effect. Or, extrusion can be applied to create 3-D type effects (Figure 88a).

Figure 88a Extruded type.

Extruded type.

To generate a 3-D object by extruding a shape, follow these steps:

1. Select the object to be extruded and choose Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel.

Note

Type works well for this effect.

2. Rotate the cube in the ...

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