Adding a custom spine to any blend


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Adding a custom spine to any blend

In this movie, I will show you how to add a spine to an existing blend, and this is useful if Illustrator doesn't give you a spine by default. So, let's say for example I want to go ahead and give this bat a kind of cartoon eyebrow, so that we have a series of ridges over the eye. In that case, what I do is I'd start things off--and if you want to get the same results as me, you want to double-click on the Blend tool before you do anything. So with nothing in the artwork selected, double- click on the Blend tool and change the Spacing option to Smooth Color, and then click OK.

And that changes the default setting for future blends. Then, press the V key in order to get your Black Arrow tool, click on one eyebrow ridge-- notice that it's just an arc between two anchor points-- and then Shift+Click on the other one to select both. And then you can create the blend from the keyboard just by pressing Ctrl+Alt+B or Command+Option+B on the Mac. Now, because these path outlines ar...

Adding a custom spine to any blend
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Adding a custom spine to any blend provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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