Using transparency to create depth


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Using transparency to create depth

An easy way to create the illusion of depth in a pattern design, is by applying opacity and blend mode settings to the vector elements in your design. Let me demonstrate how you can do this with a custom repeat pattern created from scratch. As with all of my patterns, they start off in an analog, that should not be any big surprise for anybody watching this course, or any of my other courses for that matter. This specific pattern I created for a full-blown illustration, this is just going to be used in the background of that illustration.

Now, this is a very organic pattern, meaning it is very naturalistic and it has a lot of organic curves and shapes in it, in this case it's just these vines with leaves and tendrils going off of them. And you really need to draw this out to do it well, and you can't really just start building from nowhere in Adobe Illustrator so, I created this, once again, from scratch by drawing it out first. But notice these blossom areas. And if I zoom in, just to show you ...

Using transparency to create depth
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Using transparency to create depth provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Von Glitschka as part of the Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns

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Design
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Illustrator
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