The Appearance panel allows you to create complex artwork from basic elements in Illustrator. See how to make the most of this panel in this video.
- [Instructor] The Appearance panel allows you to add…multiple fills and or strokes to a single path…in Illustrator.…This makes it incredibly easy…to manipulate those objects later on…without having to reinvent the wheel.…Now I'm gonna show you a real quick example…of how the Appearance panel works…and then I'll show you a more relevant example up here.…So, I'm gonna use my Pencil tool real quick…and I'm just gonna draw a path that I can work with,…and right now this has a stroke of seven points on it…and it has a black stroke.…
Now, with this selected, I'm gonna open my Appearance panel.…So we'll go to the Window menu and choose Appearance,…and you can think of the Appearance panel…almost as layers for a specific object.…And with this object selected,…you can see that I currently have the path selected…and targeted, and the stroke value is seven points.…Now what you're gonna notice is down here at the bottom,…I can add another stroke, another fill,…and I can even add effects to this.…So I'm gonna click on the Add Stroke button.…
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Duplicating objects
- Using custom views
- Saving selections
- Creating global swatches, styles, and libraries
- Building objects more efficiently
- Working with type
Skill Level Intermediate
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4. Typographic Tips
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