Unfortunately I don't have a whole lot of Illustrator exposure, however I followed the instructions on this page and was able to get something similar:This is great. Can you help me create a polka dot font for illustrator?
This is because it uses a bitmap fill instead of vectorizing. You can convert your text to a bitmap (arrange, convert, Bitmap, I suggest doing a fairly high quality ~300 DPI just to make sure your shape turns out ok) then do a trace on it to get the polka dots, this may take awhile. Keep in mind that you will be weeding this stuff as well, which could take a long long time or be impossible if the dots are too small, so make sure the dots are a decent size. Once vectorized you can also get rid of dots that you think are detracting from the lettering.jmj said:Thanks for sharing, this is great but I looked at it in wireframe and the dots where not there. I would like to do this and cut it on the plotter so I can make shirts with the dots cut out (they will be the shirt color).