Creating depth using translucent strokes


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Creating depth using translucent strokes

In this movie I'll show you how to create the perception of depth using Strokes. Specifically, we'll be creating these shadows and highlights around the railroad ties. I'll go ahead and switch over to my image in progress here and I'll marquee this line in order to select it, since it's difficult to see where it really is here in the Preview mode. With the Appearance panel open, I'll go ahead and select the bottom stroke, the one that represents the wooden ties, and I'll go ahead and create a copy of it by clicking on the little Page icon down here at the bottom of the Appearance panel.

This first stroke will serve as my highlight. So I'll go ahead and change its color to this one right there, Dark Wood, which might be kind of a head scratcher. Why would I use Dark Wood as a highlight? Well, because I'm going to combine it with a Blend mode. But for the present I'll just go ahead and select Dark Wood. Now, at this point we want to leave the line we...

Creating depth using translucent strokes
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Creating depth using translucent strokes 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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