Adding reflective highlights with the Flare tool


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Adding reflective highlights with the Flare tool

In this movie we'll employ the obscure, but sometimes useful Flare tool, to create the reflections inside the shield. We'll go ahead and switch back to the beveled version of the shapes, and I'll click and hold on the Shape tool, and select the Flare tool from the end of the flyout menu. Next thing you want to do is drag from the upper-right ridge of the innermost red circle, down to just inside the star shape, like so. Now, you don't want to get too terribly carried away with following along with me exactly, because it's almost impossible to get the same effect twice with the Flare tool.

And just about any effect you're liable to create should look pretty good. Now, at this point the flare is selected, I just can't see the selection edges because I hid them. So I'll press Ctrl+H or Command+H on the Mac to bring them back. So you can see what we've got here is a series of three concentric circles in all, along with a bunch of straight lines emanating ...

Adding reflective highlights with the Flare tool
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Adding reflective highlights with the Flare tool 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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