Painting a path that overlaps itself


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Painting a path that overlaps itself

I have saved my progress as Orange & green.ai. And in this exercise we are going to take these various path outlines. Altogether we've got one Compound path, which is the orange path and then we've got two others static path outlines, one that's filled with white and one that's filled with green, they kind of overlap each other, but we are going to set things up so they absolutely overlap each other. So that the orange path weaves in and out of the green one, and the green one weaves in and out of itself. Now if I switch to the Celtic knot.ai file, which is the final version of this illustration, I want you to notice, one key thing here, which is the paths continually alternately weave in front of and then in back of each other.

So first we are in front, then we are in back, then we are in front, then we are in back, then were in front and in back, and in front, and in back, and so on. And if you keep that in mind, you're going to have an easier time deciding what t...

Painting a path that overlaps itself
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Painting a path that overlaps itself provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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