Combining and saving styles


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Combining and saving styles

In this exercise, I'll show you how to combine the effects of multiple graphic styles. I'll also show you how to save the result as your own custom graphic style. I've saved my progress as Medium resolution.ai and I'm going to switch over to the layers panel, twirl open the Background layer, and then meatball that base Path right there, which is currently filled with a brick pattern. Now notice if I bring up to Graphic Styles panel, which you may recall you can also get by pressing Shift+F5, and it might take a moment or two for the Graphic Styles panel to populate, because Illustrator has to calculate all these thumbnails. Let's say that I go ahead and click on RGB Wood Grain in order to apply that style. Why then Illustrator is going to switch out all of the effects.

So it's going to completely modify everything inside the Appearance panel. If I now switchover to the Appearance panel, you'll see that my old Fill, my red fill has been replaced by a kind of...

Combining and saving styles
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Combining and saving styles 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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