Clearing or expanding an appearance


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Clearing or expanding an appearance

What we've established until now is that we can use the Appearance panel to control the presentation of our artwork. We also know that even when we've applied some kind of a presentation--meaning fill or stroke attributes to our objects--there is something inside of Illustrator called a basic appearance. A basic appearance is an object that has a single fill and a single stroke applied to it. As soon as we start adding multiple attributes, or we start adding Live Effects, those objects now have complex appearances. Now if we take a look at the piece of artwork that we have on my document right now, this file called expanding.ai, if I select this artwork right now, I can see clearly through the Appearance panel that this object has four different stroke attributes, three different fill attributes, and the Live Effect, which is a drop shadow.

So it's obvious that this object right now has a complex appearance. Now remember, all of these attributes are simply adding to the present...

Clearing or expanding an appearance
Video duration: 10m 52s 5h 7m Intermediate

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Clearing or expanding an appearance provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Rethinking the Essentials

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Design
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Illustrator
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