Applying a single effect multiple times


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Applying a single effect multiple times

This next project is a kind of laboratory of dynamic effects. In all we have 36 effects working together with each other, some of which are applied to strokes, others to fills, some to path outlines or text objects. I've even assigned a couple of dynamic effects to entire layers. And as a result we have an extremely flexible design that we can change anytime we like. For example, I'll switch over to the Layers panel and Alt+Click or Option+Click on the i in front of the bottom layer in the stack. And it appears as if we have three circles, this Byzantine Spirograph Pattern, and then these scalloped edges; but as I'm sure it will not come as a huge surprise by now, if I press Ctrl+Y or Command+Y on a Mac in order to switch to the outline mode, I have in fact just one circle and nothing more. And yet it imparts this much visual information.

So in this movie, I'm going to start things off by showing you how to create that red spirograph pattern. I'll go ahead and switch ...

Applying a single effect multiple times
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Applying a single effect multiple times 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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