How to Make Shape Monograms

If you’re a crafty designer, you probably love to personalize just about everything. In today’s video tutorial, I’ll show you how to make shape monograms like the ones you see all over Etsy, as well as how to fit text into any shape you’d like. Use these tools to create fun vinyl monograms or expressive textual configurations.

How to Make Shape Monograms

The main tools you will be using:

Envelope Distort

Object>Envelope Distort>Make with Top Object



Compound Path

Object>Compound Path>Make






The fonts I used in this tutorial are Impact, Sensi Bold, and Lawson.

So, there you have it! Have fun putting together some totally awesome monograms and funky-shaped words.

Happy Designing!

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4 Comments on How to Make Shape Monograms

  1. Ginger Wroot
    June 22, 2016 at 8:08 pm (8 years ago)

    Wow, what a great tutorial–thank you! I haven’t tried using my Illustrator software I have at all, but you’ve inspired me to jump in and start learning how to do some of the very cool things you showed here. Thanks lady! –Ginger

    • Mandee
      June 23, 2016 at 9:55 am (8 years ago)

      That’s awesome Ginger! I know it’s intimidating, but once you get going, you’ll fall in love. 🙂

  2. Tiffany
    January 26, 2018 at 3:52 pm (6 years ago)

    What kind of software do I need to make these fancy designs?

    • Mandee
      January 29, 2018 at 8:34 am (6 years ago)

      Hi Tiffany! The program I’m using in the video, and that I use for all of my designs, is Adobe Illustrator. 🙂


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