The Darken and Lighten modes


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The Darken and Lighten modes

In this exercise, we are going to take a more concerted look at Blend modes inside of Illustrator, specifically I will show you how to use the modes inside the Darken and Lighten groups. I'm still working inside Mishipizheu CS5.ai. I have gone ahead and meatballed the beast layer, the only reason we can't see the selection edges is because I hid them by pressing Ctrl+H or Command+H on the Mac. Now, we are going to switch the Blend mode here inside the Transparency panel or if you prefer, you can go up to the Control panel, click on Opacity and change the Blend mode up there, either way is just fine.

But for the sake of convenience, because it's just sitting there and that way it doesn't overlap anything inside the illustration, I will work from the Transparency panel and I'm going to change the mode to Darken. Now Darken is one of the modes that's named fairly logically here, because what it does is it goes ahead and uses the active object to darken the stuff bel...

The Darken and Lighten modes
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The Darken and Lighten modes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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