Splitting Text in Illustrator

Splitting & separating text in Illustrator so that you can manipulate each letter individually.

 

After searching for ages to find an answer:


 

Separating Text in Illustrator – Method 1

How to Break Apart Text in Illustrator:

If you want each character as a separate object, you need to create separate text objects for each character.

Type > Create Outlines will convert the text object to vector shapes, then each shape can be manipulated.

Object > Expand will convert text in an envelope to vector shapes, which can then be manipulated individually.


 

Separating Text in Illustrator – Method 2

You can also use Pathfinder & the Substract method

  • Hold down the alt key whilst clicking on the text
splitting text in illustrator
Taken from graphicdesignstackexchange

more info:

https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/46265/separate-each-letter-of-a-text-to-its-own-layer

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