I have to letter an ambulance to match others but here is the kicker... They do not have the artwork. So I am trying to reproduce this lettering. Tried Eye candy with no luck. Any thoughts?????
You'll have to match the halftone in the bottom half too or it wont look the same.Combine TimToad's post with this and you'd be golden.
Make your text, add a thick outline. Separate and expand it. Add a thin outline around the text. Then make one more outline that is slightly smaller than the thick one. Separate and expand it. Then make 0pt paths on the corners, expand, and then use it to cut the middle outline apart. Apply the gradients to them parts. Then use the tutorial above to create the middle effect. That took me about 5 minutes and that included trying to remember how to do it.
Thank you for the information!! I will give it a try!
You'll have to match the halftone in the bottom half too or it wont look the same.