Applying a bevel


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Applying a bevel

In Illustrator, the Extrude effect is also referred to as the Extrude & Bevel effect. So what we have done so far is we have actually explored the Extrude effect but we didn't talk about Bevel. So let's take a look at exactly what a Bevel is inside of Illustrator. I have a regular object here, a regular plain flat 2D object. I'm going to select it and then I'm going to the Effect menu and choose 3D > Extrude & Bevel. Now I'm going to click on the Preview button so we could see what we can do over here. Notice by the way you will always have to click on the Preview button. Illustrator does this as a precaution. Obviously, like we said before, Illustrator is doing real 3D rendering here, let's say by accident, you hit Command+ A and selected all the artwork in your file, and then you chose to open up the 3D Extrude dialog box, Illustrator would now wait forever basically to generate a preview for all that artwork.

So to prevent that from happening, the Pr...

Applying a bevel
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Applying a bevel provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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Illustrator
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