Adding drop shadows (a kind of gradient)


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Adding drop shadows (a kind of gradient)

In this exercise, we're going to infuse our illustration with still more depth by adding yet another kind of gradient that's available to us inside of Illustrator, and that's Drop Shadows. So drop shadows are gradients that go from either opaque or translucent to absolute transparency behind a selected object. Let me show you how that works. I've gone ahead and saved my progress as All gradients.ai, so-called by the way because we're done making standard gradients, but you'll see that we still have some work ahead of us. If I switch over to the Final gradient effect.ai file, there is a drop shadow behind the ping pong ball, as well as a little bit of shading right there on the lower right ridge. We have a drop shadow behind the paddle and then we have some shadows behind this weird logo effect right there.

All right, so I'm going to switch back to All gradients.ai and I'm going to click on the upper left segment that's associated with this ping pong ...

Adding drop shadows (a kind of gradient)
Video duration: 6m 28s 12h 54m Intermediate

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Adding drop shadows (a kind of gradient) provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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