Creating neon "block outs" between letters


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Creating neon "block outs" between letters

Now if this were a real neon sign, then all of the letters in the word OPEN would be made from a single glass tube that had been hand bent in different directions. The areas of that tube between the letters are blocked out using opaque glass paint. So you can see here if I go ahead and click on this path between the bottoms of the O and P that we have four areas of block out right here. So presumably the light runs through the O, into the P, through the center of the E, up and around and into the N.

I will tell you that I created this artwork based on an actual photograph, so that must be the way it works. Anyway, for the sake of reality we need to create those regions of blocked out tube. So I'll go and switch over to my illustration in progress here and if you're working along with me, go ahead and twirl open the neon layer here inside the Layers panel. Scroll down and you'll see this item called connect. Go ahead and turn it on and meatball it as well. You see over here on ...

Creating neon "block outs" between letters
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Creating neon "block outs" between letters 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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