How To Use The Expand Appearance Tool In Illustrator CS5


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Expanding appearances

In earlier versions of Illustrator, and by that I mean anything up to version 8, we've only had the ability to apply a single Fill and a single Stroke as an attribute to an object. It's only in version 9 and forward that Adobe added this capability to have appearances, meaning multiple Fills, multiple Strokes, and also Live Effects, be applied to objects. In fact, when we're working inside of Illustrator, there are two ways that we refer to objects that have appearances applied to them. When an object has a single Fill and a single Stroke and no Effects applied to it, we refer to that object as having a Basic Appearance.

However, once we start adding multiple fills and multiple strokes, once we start changing the stacking order of fills and strokes within an object, and once we start adding Live Effects, those objects are referred to as having a Complex Appearance. So inside of Illustrator, an object either has a Basic Appearance or a Complex Appearance. In this example here, I...

Expanding appearances
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Expanding appearances provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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