I recently stumbled across the new branding for the Canadian Olympic Team , which then reminded me of my recent abstract geometric poster design tutorials , so I decided to combine my technique with the idea of creating a patriotic design with a similar mosaic effect. Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a colourful abstract text effect made up of lots of tessellating mosaic elements. The original design that spurred this idea was based on the country of Canada, so for my own design I’ll base it on the text Great Britain. The dividing lines across the text follow the crude angles of the Union Jack design and two shades of each colour are used to add a range of tone. View the full size text effect design Open up Adobe Illustrator and type out the wording of your choice. Here I’m using the free yet pretty cool Nevis font . Select the Line tool and begin drawing intersecting lines…

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How To Create an Abstract Geometric Mosaic Text Effect