Does anyone know how to change colors in letters to appropriately represent silhouette? A perfect example is the opening for the movie Superbad:
The ‘U’ is perfectly a U while having the right change of color to form the silhouette. I am trying to do a similar effect in Illustrator CS6, but no luck. I can create outlines of the text I have into fonts and play with the paths, but these seems tedious, is therein easier way?
Quick and easy:
Put your figure in the back. Set your text in the front. Turn your text into outlines.
This breaks the text into pieces using the back figure as the slice point.
Use the white arrow to select the pieces of the text which overlay the figure. Color at will.