Creating translucency with the Opacity value


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Creating translucency with the Opacity value

In this movie, I'm going to introduce you to the Opacity value, which is a pretty simple option. But I just want you to know everything you can do with it, because it's extremely powerful. We are working inside of this graphic that's based on a traditional Ojibway creature, which is Mishipeshu--also known as the underwater panther--for what it's worth. Now let's say I want to make the creature's body translucent. Why then I would go ahead and select the body using my Black Arrow tool. And you can get to the Opacity value from a couple of locations: one is the Transparency panel--which I have up on screen--and if you want to get to that you go to the Window menu and choose the Transparency command; or when you have an entire path outline or other object selected, you'll see the Opacity value up here in the Control panel.

So let's say I change this value to 50%, then what we have is a 50-50 blend of the selected object and everything behind it. So any objec...

Creating translucency with the Opacity value
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Creating translucency with the Opacity value 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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