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Create a Curvy, Worms Text Effect in Illustrator

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In the following tutorial you will learn to create a worms text effect in Adobe Illustrator. You can apply these techniques to various themes after working through this tutorial. Learn to create these creepy crawlers, made up of multiple segmented shapes, and colored highlight and shadow points.


Step 1

Create a 700px by 300px, RGB document. Turn on the Grid (View > Grid) and the Snap to Grid (View > Snap to Grid). Next, you'll need a grid every 1px. Go to Edit > Preferences > Guides & Grid, enter 1 in the Gridline every box and 1 in the Subdivisions box.

You can also open the Info panel (Window > Info) for a live preview with the size and position of your shapes. Do not forget to replace the unit of measurement to pixels from Edit > Preferences > Unit > General. All these options will significantly increase your work speed.



Step 2

Pick the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 50px by 20px shape and fill it with the color: R=255, G=128, B=133. Continue with the same tool and create a second shape. Make it 20px wide and tall, then place it as shown in the second image. The Snap to Grid will ease your work.



Step 3

For the following step you will need a grid every 0.5px. Go to Edit > Preferences > Guides & Grid, enter 0.5 in the Gridline every box. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 19px by 19px shape and place it as shown in the first image, then grab the Direct Selection Tool (A).

Focus on this fresh shape, select the top right anchor point and move it 0.5px down. NOw select the bottom right anchor point and move it 0.5px up. Reselect the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 18px by 18px shape and place it like in the second image. Now grab the Direct Selection Tool (A) again. Focus on this fresh shape, select the top right anchor point and move it 1px down. Now select the bottom, right anchor point and move it 1px up.

Again, pick the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 16px by 16px shape and place it as shown in the third image. Now grab the Direct Selection Tool (A). Focus on this fresh shape, select the top right anchor point and move it 0.5px down. Now select the bottom right anchor point and move it 0.5px up.

Once again, select the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 14px by 14px shape and place it as shown in the fourth image, then grab the Direct Selection Tool (A). Focus on this fresh shape, select the top right anchor point and move it 0.5px down. Now select the bottom right anchor point and move it 0.5px up.



Step 4

Now we'll continue with using the Rectangle Tool (M). Create a 12px by 12px shape, place it as shown in the first image. Now grab the Direct Selection Tool (A). Focus on this fresh shape, select the top right anchor point and move it 0.5px down. Now select the bottom right anchor point and move it 05.px up.

Reselect the Rectangle Tool (M), create an 8px by 8px shape and place it like in the second image. Now grab again the Direct Selection Tool (A). Focus on this fresh shape, select the top right anchor point and move it 1px down. Now select the bottom right anchor point and move it 1px up. Again, pick the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 6px by 6px shape and place it as shown in the third image.

Now grab the Direct Selection Tool (A). Focus on this fresh shape, select the top right anchor point and move it 1px down. Now select the bottom right anchor point and move it 1px up. One last time, select the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 4px by 4px shape and place it as shown in the fourth image. Now grab the Direct Selection Tool (A). Focus on this fresh shape, select the top right anchor point and move it 1px down. Now select the bottom right anchor point and move it 1px up.



Step 5

Disable the Grid and the Snap to Grid. Here's how your work should look so far. Go to the Layers panel, double-click on each of these shapes and name them from 1 to 10, as shown in the following image. It will ease your work in the following steps.



Step 6

Let's start with shape "1." Select it and replace the fill color with: R=255, G=184, B=173. Now go to Effect > Warp > Bulge. Enter the data shown below, click OK go to Effect > Warp > Arc Lower. Again, enter the data shown below, click OK and then go to Effect > Warp > Arc Upper. Once again, enter the data shown below, click OK and then go to Effect > Stylize > Rounded Corners. Enter a 1.5px radius, click OK and then go to Object > Expand Appearance. Double-click on the resulting shape (in the Layers panel) and rename it "1."



Step 7

Move to shape "2." Select it, replace the fill color with R=255, G=184, B=173. Now go to Effect > Warp > Bulge. Enter the data shown below, click OK then go to Effect > Warp > Arc Lower. Again, enter the data shown below, click OK then go to Effect > Stylize > Rounded Corners. Enter a 1px radius and click OK. Next, you need to add the same effect for the remaining shapes.

Go to the Layers panel and focus on shape "2." Hold Alt, click on the target icon (the little dark dot at the right) and drag it onto shape "3." Now, shape "3" should have the same properties as shape "2."

Repeat the same techniques for the rest of the shapes then select them all and go to Object > Expand Appearance. Reselect each of the resulting shapes and rename them from "2" to "10."


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Step 8

Go to Edit > Preferences > General and enter "0.5" in the Keyboard Increment box. Select shape "1" and make two copies in front (Command + C > Command + F twice). Select the top copy and hit the up arrow five times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133. Also, lower its Opacity to 20%.

Reselect shape "1" and make two new copies. Again, select the top copy and hit the down arrow twice. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.



Step 9

Keep focusing on shape "1." Select it and make two copies in front (Command + C > Command + F twice). Select the top copy and hit the down arrow five times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white, lower its Opacity to 10%, then make two new copies of shape "1."

Select the top copy and hit the up arrow thirteen times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133. Now lower its Opacity to 20%. Make one final copy of shape "1" and move it up in your Layers panel, above the shapes created in the previous step.

Fill it with none and add a 1pt, aligned to center stroke (R=255, G=128, B=133). Select shape "1," the shapes created in the previous step and the shapes created in this step. Now group them (Command + G). Double-click on the resulting group (in the Layers panel) and name it "Group1."



Step 10

Let's move to shape "2." Select it and make two copies in front (Command + C > Command + F twice). Select the top copy, then hit the right arrow and the down arrow twice. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.

Reselect shape "2" and make two new copies. Again, select the top copy, then hit the right arrow twice and the down arrow five times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.



Step 11

Keep focusing on shape "2" and make two new copies in front. Select the top copy and hit the up arrow five times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133. Lower its Opacity to 20% and then make two new copies of shape "2". Select the top copy and hit the up arrow thirteen times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133. Now lower its Opacity to 20%.

Make one final copy of shape "2" and move it up (in the Layers panel), above the shapes create in the previous step. Fill it with none and add a 1pt, aligned to center stroke (R=255, G=128, B=133). Select shape "2" along with the shapes created in the previous step and the shapes created in this step, then group them (Command + G). Double-click on the resulting group (in the Layers panel) and name it "Group2."



Step 12

Select shape "3" and make two copies in front (Command + C > Command + F twice). Select the top copy, then hit the right arrow and the down arrow twice. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.

Reselect shape "3" and make two new copies. Again, select the top copy, then hit the right arrow twice and the down arrow five times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.



Step 13

Keep focusing on shape "3" and make two new copies in front. Select the top copy and hit the up arrow five times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133. Lower its Opacity to 20% and then make two new copies of shape "3."

Select the top copy and hit the up arrow thirteen times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133. Now lower its opacity to 20%. Make one final copy of shape "3" and move it up (in the Layers panel), above the shapes created in the previous step.

Fill it with none and add a 1pt, aligned to center stroke (R=255, G=128, B=133). Select shape "3" along with the shapes created in the previous step and the shapes created in this step, then group them (Command + G). Double-click on the resulting group (in the Layers panel) and name it "Group3."



Step 14

Select shape "4" and make two copies in front (Command + C > Command + F twice). Select the top copy, then hit the right arrow and the down arrow twice. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.

Reselect shape "4" and make two new copies. Again, select the top copy, then hit the right arrow twice and the down arrow five times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.



Step 15

Keep focusing on shape "4" and make two new copies in front. Select the top copy and hit the up arrow four times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133. Now lower its Opacity to 20% and make two new copies of shape "4."

Select the top copy and hit the up arrow eleven times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133. Now lower its Opacity to 20%. Make one final copy of shape "4" and move it up (in the Layers panel), above the shapes created in the previous step.

Fill it with none and add a 1pt, aligned to center stroke (R=255, G=128, B=133). Select shape "4" along with the shapes created in the previous step, and the shapes created in this step, then group them (Command + G). Double-click on the resulting group (in the Layers panel) and name it "Group4."



Step 16

Select shape "5" and make two copies in front (Command + C > Command + F twice). Select the top copy then hit the right arrow and the down arrow twice. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.

Reselect shape "5" and make two new copies. Again, select the top copy, then hit the right arrow twice and the down arrow four times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.



Step 17

Keep focusing on shape "5" and make two new copies in front. Select the top copy and hit the up arrow four times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133. Lower its Opacity to 20%, then make two new copies of shape "5."

Select the top copy and hit the up arrow ten times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133. Now lower its Opacity to 20%. Make one final copy of shape "5" and move it up (in the Layers panel), above the shapes create in the previous step. Fill it with none and add a 1pt, aligned to center stroke (R=255, G=128, B=133).

Select shape "5" along with the shapes created in the previous step, and the shapes created in this step, then group them (Command + G). Double-click on the resulting group (in the Layers panel) and name it "Group5."



Step 18

Select shape "6" and make two copies in front (Command + C > Command + F twice). Select the top copy, then hit the right arrow and the down arrow twice. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.

Reselect shape "6" and make two new copies. Again, select the top copy, then hit the right arrow twice and the down arrow four times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.



Step 19

Keep focusing on shape "6" and make two new copies in front. Select the top copy and hit the up arrow four times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133. Lower its Opacity to 20% and make two new copies of shape "6."

Select the top copy and hit the up arrow nine times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133 and lower its Opacity to 20%. Make one final copy of shape "6" and move it up (in the Layers panel), above the shapes create in the previous step. Fill it with none and add a 1pt, aligned to center stroke (R=255, G=128, B=133).

Select shape "6" along with the shapes created in the previous step, and the shapes created in this step, then group them (Command + G). Double-click on the resulting group (in the Layers panel) and name it "Group6."



Step 20

Select shape "7" and make two copies in front (Command + C > Command + F twice). Select the top copy, then hit the right arrow and the down arrow twice. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.

Reselect shape 7" and make two new copies. Again, select the top copy, then hit the right arrow twice and the down arrow three times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.



Step 21

Keep focusing on shape "7" and make two new copies in front. Select the top copy and hit the up arrow four times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133, and lower its Opacity to 20%. Now make two new copies of shape "7."

Select the top copy and hit the up arrow seven times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133, and lower its Opacity to 20%. Make one final copy of shape "7" and move it up (in the Layers panel), above the shapes create in the previous step. Fill it with none and add a 1pt, aligned to center stroke (R=255, G=128, B=133).

Select shape "7" along with the shapes created in the previous step, and the shapes created in this step, then group them (Command + G). Double-click on the resulting group (in the Layers panel) and name it "Group7."



Step 22

Select shape "8" and make two copies in front (Command + C > Command + F twice). Select the top copy and then hit the right arrow and the down arrow twice. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.

Reselect shape "8" and make two new copies. Again, select the top copy and hit the up arrow three times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133, and lower its Opacity to 20%.



Step 23

Keep focusing on shape "8" and make two new copies in front. Select the top copy and hit the up arrow five times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133, and lower its Opacity to 20%. Now make a new copy of shape "8." Move it up (in the Layers panel), above the shapes create in the previous step. Fill it with none and add a 1pt, aligned to center stroke (R=255, G=128, B=133).

Select shape "8" along with the shapes created in the previous step, and the shape created in this step, then group them (Command + G). Double-click on the resulting group (in the Layers panel) and name it "Group8."



Step 24

Select shape "9" and make two copies in front (Command + C > Command + F twice). Select the top copy, then hit the right arrow and the down arrow twice. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.

Reselect shape "9" and make two new copies. Again, select the top copy and hit the up arrow three times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133, and lower its Opacity to 20%.



Step 25

Keep focusing on shape "9" and make two new copies in front. Select the top copy and hit the up arrow four times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133, and lower its Opacity to 20%. Now make a new copy of shape "9."

Move it up (in the Layers panel), above the shapes created in the previous step. Fill it with none and add a 1pt, aligned to center stroke (R=255, G=128, B=133). Select shape "9" along with the shapes created in the previous step, and the shape created in this step, then group them (Command + G). Double-click on the resulting group (in the Layers panel) and name it "Group9."



Step 26

Finally, select shape "10" and make two copies in front (Command + C > Command + F twice). Select the top copy, then hit the right arrow once and the down arrow twice. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its Opacity to 10%.

Reselect shape "10" and make two new copies. Again, select the top copy and hit the up arrow twice. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133 and lower its Opacity to 20%.



Step 27

Keep focusing on shape "10" and make two new copies in front. Select the top copy and hit the up arrow three times. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=255, G=128, B=133. Lower its Opacity to 20% and then make a new copy of shape "10."

Move it up (in the Layers panel), above the shapes created in the previous step. Fill it with none and add a 1pt, aligned to center stroke (R=255, G=128, B=133). Select shape "10" along with the shapes created in the previous step, and the shape created in this step, then group them (Command + G). Double-click on the resulting group (in the Layers panel) and name it "Group10."



Step 28

Here is how your work should look like so far. Re-enable the Grid and the Snap to Grid. From now on you will need a grid every 1px, so go to Edit > Preferences > Guides & Grid and enter 1 in the Gridline every box. Grab the Ellipse Tool (L), create a 30px by 5px shape, fill it with white and place it as shown in the second image. Lower its Opacity to 15% and move it inside "Group1."



Step 29

Select shape "2", make a copy in front (Command + C > Command + F) then pick the Ellipse Tool (L). Create a 22px by 4px shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select it along with the fresh copy and click on the Intersect button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white, lower its Opacity to 15% and move it inside "Group2."



Step 30

Select shape "3", make a copy in front (Command + C > Command + F), then pick the Ellipse Tool (L). Create a 21px by 4px shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select it along with the fresh copy and click on the Intersect button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white, lower its Opacity to 15%, then move it inside "Group3."



Step 31

Select shape "4", make a copy in front (Command + C > Command + F), then pick the Ellipse Tool (L). Create a 20px by 4px shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select it along with the fresh copy and click on the Intersect button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white, lower its Opacity to 15%, then move it inside "Group4."



Step 32

Select shape "5," make a copy in front (Command + C > Command + F), then pick the Ellipse Tool (L). Create a 19px by 3px shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select it along with the fresh copy and click on the Intersect button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white, lower its Opacity to 15%, then move it inside "Group5."



Step 33

Select shape "6," make a copy in front (Command + C > Command + F), then pick the Ellipse Tool (L). Create a 18px by 3px shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select it along with the fresh copy and click on the Intersect button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white, lower its Opacity to 15%, then move it inside "Group6."



Step 34

Select shape "7", make a copy in front (Command + C > Command + F), then pick the Ellipse Tool (L). Create a 16px by 2px shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select it along with the fresh copy and click on the Intersect button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white, lower its Opacity to 15%, then move it inside "Group7."



Step 35

Select shape "8," make a copy in front (Command + C > Command + F), then pick the Ellipse Tool (L). Create a 8px by 1px shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select it along with the fresh copy and click on the Intersect button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white, lower its Opacity to 15%, then move it inside "Group8."



Step 36

Select shape "9," make a copy in front (Command + C > Command + F), then pick the Ellipse Tool (L). Create a 5px by 1px shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select it along with the fresh copy and click on the Intersect button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white, lower its Opacity to 15%, then move it inside "Group9."



Step 37

Select groups 2 to 10 and group them (Command + G). Select this large group and apply Effect > Distort & Transform > Reflect. Check the Vertical button and click on the Copy button. This will create a horizontally flipped copy of the selected group.

Select it and go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. Enter -173 in the position Horizontal box, click OK and the worm is complete. In the end your illustration should look like the third image.



Step 38

Select all the shapes created so far and group them (Command + G). Make a copy of this group and move it several pixels down. Now you need to resize it. Select it, pick the Selection Tool (V), then go to the Command bar (top bar). Check the Constrain Width, and Height Proportions icon, then enter 250 in the width box.

Make four new copies of this group and resize them as shown in the following image. Next, you need to turn all these groups into art brushes. Select the first group and go to the Brushes panel. Open the fly-out menu, click on New Brush then check Art Brush and click OK. Name it Art Brush1 and then click OK. Repeat the same technique for the other five groups. In the end you should have six new art brushes in your Brushes panel. Make invisible or delete the groups created so far.



Step 39

Pick the Type Tool (T), click on your artboard, and add your text using the Giddyup Std with a size of 300pt. Lock this fresh text, then pick the Brush Tool (B) and use the saved art brushes as shown in the second image. Try to use the large brushes. Select all these paths and group them. Double-click on this group and name it "Text." Unlock the text path and delete it.



Step 40

Continue with the Brush Tool (B). Use Art Brush 5 to add several worms around the text as shown in the first image. Select all these fresh paths, group them (Command + G) and send the group to back ( Shift + Command + [ ). Again, use Art Brush 5 and add some new worms as shown in the second image. Group all these new paths then bring the group to front (Shift + Command + Right Bracket key). Finally, use Art Brush 6 to add some smaller worms as shown in the third image. Group all these fresh paths and then bring the group to front (Shift + Command + Right Bracket key).



Step 41

Some of you might want to add some curled worms. Here is how you can do it. We'll use the worm selected in the first image. Select it and make a copy and bring it to front (Shift + Command + Right Bracket key). Now select the worm it curls around and duplicate it. Select this copy, go to Object > Expand Appearance, then go to Object > Expand. Select the resulting group and click on the Unite button from the Pathfinder panel.



Step 42

Select the shape resulted from the previous step and fill it with white, then pick the Pen Tool (P) and draw shape like the one shown in the second image. Select this fresh shape along with the white shape, and click on the Intersect button from the Pathfinder panel.

Make sure that the resulting shape is filled with white then bring it to front (Shift + Command + Right Bracket key). Select it along with the curled worm and go to the Transparency panel. Open the fly-out menu and click on Make Opacity Mask. In the end your curled worm should look like the fourth image.



Step 43

Repeat the technique used in the previous step for some other worms.



Step 44

Pick the Rectangle Tool (M), create a shape the size f your artboard, send it to back (Shift + Command + Left Bracket key) and fill it with R=243, G=227, B=223. Select all the brushes from your artboard and group them (Command + G). Select this new group and go to Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow. Enter the data shown in the following image and click OK.



Step 45

Duplicate the worms group. Select this group copy, remove the Drop Shadow effect from the Appearance panel, then go to Object > Expand Appearance and Object > Expand. You will get a group with a bunch of shapes and subgroups. Simply select it and hit D. This will add the default properties for all shapes (white fill and black stroke). Now it should look like the third image below.



Step 46

Pick the Selection Tool (V), select the group made in the previous step, and move to the the Command bar (top bar). Set the fill color at none, the stroke color at R=60, G=36, B=21, and the stroke size at 0.05pt. Lower its Opacity to 70%, change the blending mode to Overlay, and then go to Effect > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Enter a 1px radius and click OK. Now your illustration should look like the second image. You can lower the Opacity or edit the other effects if you don't like this result.



Step 47

Finally let's add some simple dirt. Pick the Polygon Tool and add three simple shapes, as shown in the following image. Fill them with R=96, G=57, B=19, and then go to Effect > Stylize > Rounded Corners. Enter a 0.25px radius, click OK and then go to Object > Expand Appearance. The resulting shapes should look like the second image.

Duplicate these shapes and fill the copies with R=139, G=94, B=60. Next, you need to turn these two groups into symbols. Let's start with the dark one. First, open the Symbols panel (Window > Symbols). Select the dark shapes, open the fly-out menu of the symbols panel, click on New Symbol, and then click OK. Select the other group and follow the same steps. In the end, you should have two symbols in your panel.



Step 48

Now let's use those symbols. Select the Symbols Sprayer Tool (Shift + S) and start spreading the saved symbols around the text, as shown in the first image. Next pick the Symbol Sizer Tool and click on the existing symbols to randomly resize them. Double-click on these Symbol tools (in the Toolbar) if you want to set some new properties. Finally, select all these symbols from your Layers panel and group them (Command + G). Select this fresh group, move it below the worms, and you're done.



Conclusion

The final image is below. You can apply these techniques to other topics and make something original for your portfolio now.


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