Applying Live Effects


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Applying Live Effects

Until now, we've been discussing two different types of attributes that you can apply as an appearance to an object; those have been a Fill and a Stroke. However, there is another kind of appearance attribute, something called an Effect. In fact, in Illustrator, we refer to them as Live Effects, because once you have applied an effect, you're still to make changes to that effect. For example, let's say I want to apply a soft Drop Shadow to this object. Well, I can click on it to select it, and then I can go over here to the Effect menu, choose Stylize and then Drop Shadow, and I'll just apply the default settings here and click OK.

Now, you can see that my object has a soft Drop Shadow applied to it. More importantly, however, if we look at the Appearance panel I now see that the Drop Shadow appears listed here as one of the attributes applied to this object. Now, remember everything in the Appearance panel always comes down to the stacking order in which they're app...

Applying Live Effects
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Applying Live Effects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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