Assembling sliding graph designs


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Assembling sliding graph designs

In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to create what's known as the sliding graph design, so that we can achieve this effect here with these various hummingbirds in flight. Now, notice that each one of the hummingbirds is similarly scaled, so they're all the same size. And they have these gradients, all of which are fading from a solid color to transparency regardless of the length of the gradient. And that's because they are so much scaled as stretched, at a very specific location. Well, let me show you how that works. I'm going to switch over to my progress file, which is called Whole mess of birds.ai, found inside the 27_graphs folder.

I was telling you that the problem with the graph the way it is right now is that it's fairly hard to read these repeating bird patterns. It'd be better if there was at least some sort of filled rectangle in the background. If you want to hand-fill your rectangles, you can do this on the fly if you like. You'd go ahea...

Assembling sliding graph designs
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Assembling sliding graph designs provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design
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