Using the Appearance panel


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Using the Appearance panel

Back in chapter 1, when we were discussing key Illustrator concepts, we learned about something called an appearance. In Illustrator, we create objects by defining paths, however, those paths don't have any appearance. They don't look like anything. They are invisible. They're used to define a shape. However, if you want a shape to look like something, you want it to have a color, or some kind of border around it, we need to apply attributes called Fills and Strokes. Well, these are called appearances.

By applying Fills and Strokes to an object, you are applying an appearance to that object. So far, we've created some basic shapes inside of Illustrator. And we've even applied some basic attributes like Fills and Strokes. However, the real way to control the appearance of artwork is through something in Illustrator called the Appearance panel. You can find that over here, the Appearance panel. But in reality, I find that panel so important that many times I grab the tab itse...

Using the Appearance panel
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Using the Appearance panel provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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