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Working with feathering

From: Up and Running with Astute Graphics for Illustrator

Video: Working with feathering

In this movie we'll check out the controls Also like drop shadow, I can use the and click that favorites button, I get the feathering, with the custom curve.

Working with feathering

In this movie we'll check out the controls for adjusting feathering effects with Astute Graphic stylism. First I'll select an object like this star, and then I'll click on the button in the stylism panel with the feather icon. The feathering controls appear on my star and I can see the effect. As I move my cursor near the controls I can see the current radius value. Which is set to 12 pixels. And I can drag the slider all the way down the minimum value of 0.2 pixels or all the way up to the maximum of 250.

And just like with the drop shadow controls, I can hold shift as I drag to constrain to whole number values. And I can click or drag and then hold Cmd or Ctrl to enable the slow drag feature and get really precise results. Also like drop shadow, I can use the contour curve in the stylism panel to adjust my feathering and save my favorite curves by holding Option or Alt and clicking on a curve button. Over here on the right. So I can click and drag to create a custom curve and then hold Option or Alt and click on the button to save it.

And if I want to save all of these feather settings so I can apply them to other objects with just one click, I can hold Option or Alt and click a Favorites button right here. Now if I draw a new star, and click that favorites button, I get the feathering, with the custom curve. In this movie, we took a look at how to work with feathering effects with Astute Graphics stylism. Next, we'll see how to work with inner and outer glow effects.

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Up and Running with Astute Graphics for Illustrator

43 video lessons · 5532 viewers

Mike Rankin
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  1. 7m 10s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      25s
    3. What can you do with the Astute Graphics plugins?
      4m 30s
    4. Installing the Astute Graphics plugins
      1m 22s
  2. 47m 4s
    1. Overview
      2m 28s
    2. Working with dynamic corners
      8m 16s
    3. Working with dynamic shapes
      5m 57s
    4. Editing paths with PathScribe
      8m 28s
    5. Using the Extend Path tool
      8m 30s
    6. Using the Smart Remove Brush tool
      4m 56s
    7. Using the Dynamic Measure tool
      5m 14s
    8. Using the Protractor panel
      3m 15s
  3. 13m 14s
    1. Connecting and straightening objects
      5m 11s
    2. Drawing tangents and perpendiculars
      4m 0s
    3. Drawing circles and arcs
      4m 3s
  4. 8m 24s
    1. Using the Snap to Collisions tool
      3m 56s
    2. Using the Rotate at Collision tool
      2m 14s
    3. Using the collision spacing
      2m 14s
  5. 11m 19s
    1. Mirroring artwork
      4m 40s
    2. Drawing with symmetry
      2m 43s
    3. Mirroring text and images
      3m 56s
  6. 14m 43s
    1. Adjusting colors with filters and effects
      6m 29s
    2. Creating vector halftones
      4m 34s
    3. Applying effects to photos
      3m 40s
  7. 14m 3s
    1. Drawing with InkScribe
      5m 44s
    2. Editing path segments with InkScribe
      4m 37s
    3. Adding, removing, and changing points with InkScribe
      3m 42s
  8. 16m 56s
    1. Drawing and modifying paths
      7m 45s
    2. Using Repeat Sketch
      2m 46s
    3. Using Intelligent Join
      2m 55s
    4. Using Gesture Trim
      3m 30s
  9. 16m 28s
    1. Using the Width Brush tool
      4m 35s
    2. Using the Width Gradient tool
      7m 21s
    3. Using the Width Selector tool
      4m 32s
  10. 27m 44s
    1. Overview
      5m 18s
    2. Working with drop shadows
      4m 38s
    3. Working with feathering
      1m 36s
    4. Working with Inner Glow and Outer Glow
      3m 15s
    5. Working with Transform effects
      5m 26s
    6. Working with Free Distort effects
      2m 4s
    7. Working with Offset Path
      2m 25s
    8. Working with Gaussian Blur
      3m 2s
  11. 1m 10s
    1. Next steps
      1m 10s

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