Modifying a lens flare


show more Modifying a lens flare provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics show less
please wait ...

Modifying a lens flare

In Illustrator we know we have something called a Live Effect. Those are things that live in the Effect menu here, such as Drop Shadows or 3D, and when you apply them, they appear a list in the Appearance panel, are editable at anytime and can also be saved in a graphic style. Now one of the cool things about flares inside of Illustrator is that they are live as well, but they are not Live Effects. They are actually edited in a slightly different way. It's important to realize that a flare; even though it appears photographic in nature, it is actually made up of vector objects. If I press Command+Y or Ctrl+Y on my keyboard to toggle it to Outline view, I ould actually see all the objects that are created to make up that flare.

I'll press Command+Y again to toggle back into Preview mode. But when I go ahead and I select a Flare, I can see all the objects here. And notice that in the Appearance panel, it simply says that I have a flare object selected but there is a no way to ed...

Modifying a lens flare
Video duration: 1m 27s 9h 42m Intermediate

Viewers:

Modifying a lens flare provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics

Subject:
Design
Software:
Illustrator
Author:
please wait ...