Expanding and ungrouping dynamic effects


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Expanding and ungrouping dynamic effects

In this movie, I'll show you how to create this square gradient dot pattern, that drifts from black to white in the middle, and back to black. And despite its complicated experience, it remains absolutely dynamic. I'll go ahead and switch over to my document in progress, and I'll click on this square right here to select the entire grid. Because bear in mind, that's where the only real object is. Everything else is being invented by Illustrator on the fly. Now I don't want to lose my dynamic transform setting.

So I want to create a copy of this object. I'll go ahead and twirl this layer open right here. And I'll Alt+drag or Option+drag the path up until I see the fist with the plus sign, drop it into place, and turn off the original. Now I need to go ahead and expand the effect by going up to the Object menu and choosing Expand Appearance, which will convert the dynamic effect to a total of 2,301 static squares. All right, now, notice that they're all grouped together, w...

Expanding and ungrouping dynamic effects
Video duration: 5m 35s 1h 19m Intermediate

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Expanding and ungrouping dynamic effects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Designing Gradient Dot Patterns with Illustrator

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Design
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Illustrator
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