Create cools slip shadow effects with all types of characters. See all the different options you can create with this slip shadow effect here on my YouTube Channel.
Start with a letter. Choose a character that you want to create a slip shadow on.
Choose Type > Create Outlines to outline the type. This tutorial won't work on active type. Duplicate the letter and perform the next step on the duplicated character.
Choose Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. Set the Move: Horizontal & vertical offset to 1mm or 1 pt. This offset the shape to the right and down. Set the number of Copies to create the slip shadow effect. Click OK.
This is the result of the Transform Effect.
Choose Object > Expand Appearance to break this into shapes.
Choose the Unite mode in the Pathfinder panel to create one single frame that is the slip shadow.
To create the slip shadow lines, draw a line.
Choose Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. Set the offset to 5mm or 5 pts. This offset the line to the down create a set of lines. Set the number of Copies to 80. Click OK.
This is the result of the Transform Effect. Make a duplicate of this so you can edit it for other effects.
Select the slip shadow frame and set the fill to none. Click on the Draw Inside Mode at the bottom of the tool bar.
Copy the set of lines, paste them into the slip shadow frame. Click on the Draw Normal mode to return to editing.
Select the original letter you outlined, fill it with a color and position. it on top of the slip shadow.
With your duplicated set of lines, you can add other effects to the lines.
Select the lines and choose Effect > Distort & Transform > Zig Zag. You can create this wavy effect on the lines.
To add this new slip shadow effect to the slip shadow frame, duplicate the slip shadow frame, choose Object > Clipping Mask > Release. This will release the lines "clipped" inside the shape. Then delete the lines
Click on the slip shadow frame and then click on the Draw Inside Mode. If the Draw Inside is not available, that means the clipping mask has not been released. See the last step to release the clipping masks, then you can use the Draw Inside.
Paste the new set of wavy lines inside the slip shadow frame. Click on the Draw Normal mode when done.