Adding random neon brightness fluctuations


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Adding random neon brightness fluctuations

In this movie, we will take a fairly flat looking neon effect so far and we'll make it sizzle by adding those super-hot random brightness fluctuations that characterize real neon. I am going to go ahead and zoom in on this version of the illustration here, so you can see these white strokes that are flowing through the P as well as the E. Notice for one thing that they're sharply defined, so that we have these crystal-clear specular highlights, which is what we want. And also they begin very hot and they end very hot, but they become a little dimmer toward the middle.

And that's something that you see in real neon, but you don't see conveyed in neon art very often. We are going to achieve this effect using a variable width stroke. Now I don't want to change the width of each and every one of these strokes independently, so I'm going to create a variable width profile in advance. So I'll go ahead and switch over to my illustration in progress. If you're w...

Adding random neon brightness fluctuations
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Adding random neon brightness fluctuations 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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