Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video The new Graphic Styles behavior, part of Illustrator CS4 New Features.
When working with many objects, graphic styles allow you to make your workflow…that much more efficient. Well now inside of Illustrator CS4, there are some…new functionality built-in to graphic styles.…Just as a quick overview, for how you create graphic styles. If you were to…select any object itself, let's say you wanted to create a graphic style for…maybe adding an effect like a Drop Shadow for example, I could go down to the…Appearance panel here. Notice that I've my group targeted of that particular…shape and I could choose Add New Effect. And maybe we will go ahead and go to…Stylize here and we'll add a Drop Shadow effect. Click OK.…Maybe we also want to add some kind of roughen effect to that particular object. So,…we are going to go ahead. I'll choose here from the Effect menu, let's do a…Distort & Transform, let's do a Roughen. This is something that's just…a little totally crazy, something like that, click OK. And now I have that effect…that I've applied. If I want to apply that effect to other objects, I could…
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