Making the most of a happy accident


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Making the most of a happy accident

In this movie, we'll transform the effect so far, which includes a misregistration of the square dots that are interfering with the drop shadow, into this much more interesting happy accident right here. I'll go ahead and switch back to the infamous document in progress here, and I'll click on the letters in order to select them. Now, we're going to have to convert this text to outlines in order to make this work. Which means that we want to copy the text, just in case we want to go back and make modifications later.

So, I'll go ahead and twirl this clipping group closed right here. And I will Alt+Drag, or Option+Drag it upward, just like so, until I see the little fist with the plus sign, and drop it into place, and then I'll turn off the original. Alright, now what we want to do is go up to the Type menu, and choose Create Outlines in order to convert the editable text to static path outlines. And that's when the magic occurs, that's when all of a sudden we get this, bec...

Making the most of a happy accident
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Making the most of a happy accident 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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