Please see the referenced image to get an idea of what I am referring to.


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Use Blend and Clipping Masks!

  1. Make a text by text tool and write anything!

  2. Press P to select pen tool and draw simple line (you can use line tool too).

  3. Remove Fill and Give Stroke to the line eg. 4px.

  4. Duplicate your line and drag it down and reduce stroke to very less eg. 1px;

  5. Go to Object → Blend → Blend Options and change spacing to Specific Steps and enter value like 30 steps or so.

  6. Select both layers and press Ctrl+Alt+B or go to Object → Blend → Make.

  7. Extra: You can expand blending and make group if you want by Object → Expand and you can edit your blending however by moving it's child objects by direct selection tool! .

  8. Move your blending to the bottom of your text Layer. to do so just select your blending group and press Ctrl+Shift+[

  9. Now all you have to do is select your text and blend altogether and Right click → Make Clipping mask and see magic happening!

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  • Why do you expand the blend?
    – joojaa
    Jul 27, 2019 at 12:32
  • To make it uneditable. Lol you know it's every vector asset sellers economy who expand everything including text to make it uneditable. 😂
    – Mr.Online
    Jul 28, 2019 at 13:03
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    Err... when you save it as a PDF without illustrator editing it gets automatically expanded you dont have to do it.
    – joojaa
    Jul 28, 2019 at 13:50
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    Thank you for taking the time to share this knowledge and make the accompanying gif! It really helped. Cheers. Jul 29, 2019 at 3:10
  • @joojaa lol talking of eps file :D never the mind I just got habitated to expanding stuff lol!!!!
    – Mr.Online
    Jul 29, 2019 at 3:17

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