How to Create an Intricate Engraving Effect in Illustrator


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Creating an intricate engraving effect

In this movie, I'll show you how to create this multi-line engraving effect in the background and, what's great about this technique is that no matter how you approach it, you'll come up with a unique effect and you pretty much can't go wrong. I'll go ahead and switch over to my document so far and we need to create a new layer below the active one. So I'll click on the Template Layer to select it. And then, I'll Alt click or Option click on the little page icon at the bottom of the Layers panel, to bring up the Layer Options dialog box. I'll call this new layer Green Lines, and I'll change the color to the second one in the list, light red, because it'll stand out from the green lines quite nicely.

And now I'll click Okay. The next thing you want to do is establish some base stroke attributes. And we'll do that from the Control panel. With nothing selected, click on the very first swatch and change it to none. And then, Shift click on the second swatch ...

Creating an intricate engraving effect
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Creating an intricate engraving effect provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Draw Better and Faster with Illustrator CC

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Design
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Illustrator
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