Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Improved performance: Gaussian Blur, part of Illustrator CS6 New Features.
Another tool that saw significant performance enhancements in CS6 is…the Gaussian Blur tool.…In previous versions of Illustrator this feature has been somewhat of a headache for me.…The previous report, the render time was always a little slow, but in CS6 the…Gaussian blur provides instant previews and vastly improved render time.…Let's check it out.…First off I'm going to start here in CS5, so I'm going to draw out a shape and…in this case I'm just going to draw out a square.…And I'll make this pretty obvious by giving it a red color, no stroke, and I'm…going to blur this thing out pretty good.…
So I'll go to the Effect > Blur > Gaussian Blur, and inside of this I don't…really get a preview necessarily.…I mean I can zoom out to see a preview here, but on the artboard itself I don't…get a live preview, that always bothered me.…If I drag this all the way up to 250, and hit OK, you'll notice that the render…time is somewhat slow to even start.…And then it finally pops in and uses the Gaussian blur.…
This course was updated on 10/04/2012.
- Adjusting the interface brightness
- Understanding updates to panels and preferences
- Creating a repeatable pattern
- Performing a basic trace
- Converting pixels to paths
- Understanding what 64-bit support means for you
- Introducing startup profiles
- Understanding the Save for Web changes
- Enhancing artwork with gradients on strokes
- Working with the improved Gaussian Blur