Ask DN: Best resources for text effects in Illustrator?

6 years ago from , Designer

Hi DN,

I'm looking for comprehensive and in-depth text related Illustrator tutorials. I'd love to be able to create common text effects used in sign painting such as multiple shadows, 3D effects and unique strokes. Some simple effects I'd like to create can be found here: http://practice.typekit.com/lesson/using-shades/. Is it possible to create the "parallel 3d" effect without using the 3d tool?