Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying resolution-independent raster effects, part of Illustrator CS5 New Features.
Illustrator offers a wealth of special effects that you can apply to artwork and…many of those are Raster-based.…You can find these in the Effect menu, and in addition to the Illustrator…effects, you will find a whole range of Photoshop effects.…Some of these are commonly used.…For example, the Gaussian Blur effect.…However, it's important to realize that these Raster-based effects are tied to a…specific resolution.…That resolution is found here in the Document Raster Effects Settings.…When you create new documents using the Print Profile in Illustrator, your…Document Raster Effects Settings are set to a default of 300 pixels per inch, as you see here.…
When you create new document using the Web Profile, for example, those documents…are set to use the Document Raster Effects Settings of 72 pixels per inch.…However, in previous versions of Illustrator, you can run into a problem if you…change your resolution after you have already applied effects.…For example, you may have some art that was created in a Print document that has…
- Creating complex art from basic shapes with the Shape Builder tool
- Transforming flat artwork using perspective grids and vanishing points
- Creating variable-width strokes
- Controlling dashed line length, corners, and gaps
- Creating original brushes using the Brushes panel
- Adding arrowheads to strokes
- Creating web-ready graphics, text, and slices
- Integrating with Flash Catalyst
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the “Mapping flat artwork to perspective grids” video, directions for moving a box in a perpendicular direction say to use the Tilde key. However, upon attempting to move the box using this method, the box continues to move in the same plane, not in a perpendicular fashion. Is the technique in the video incorrect?
A: Adobe changed this keyboard shortcut just before the final release. The shortcut is the "5" key. The video tutorial has been updated to reflect this.