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Adobe Illustrator CS5 - Illustrator. Unit D:Creating Blends and Complex Artwork. Objectives. Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to: Use the Divide pathfinder Create compound paths Create complex patterns with compound paths Blend objects Create a clockwise blend - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Adobe Illustrator CS5 Unit D:

Adobe Illustrator CS5 - Illustrator

Unit D:Creating Blends and Complex ArtworkObjectivesUpon completion of this unit, you should be able to:Use the Divide pathfinderCreate compound pathsCreate complex patterns with compound pathsBlend objectsCreate a clockwise blendCreate a clipping mask

ObjectivesUse the Draw Inside drawing modeApply arrowheads and dashes to strokesDesign complex layered strokes Using the Divide PathfinderCuts objects where they overlapResult is multiple objects that can be given individual fill and stroke colorsExample Divide two overlapping circles and you'll end up with three objects: overlapping area and the two areas that dont overlapObject can also be overlapped with just a lineThen use Divide pathfinder to slice the object where the line overlaps the object

Using the Divide Pathfinder

FIGURE D-1: Positioning the five lines with the points on the starUsing the Divide PathfinderFIGURE D-2: Selecting a piece of the divided star

6Using the Divide Pathfinder

FIGURE D-3: Finished artwork7Creating Compound PathsCompound paths: Occur when a single object is composed of two or more paths Do not necessarily overlapHowever, the best example is when one path cuts a hole in another pathCommand is on the Object menu

Creating Compound PathsLetter A is created with two paths:Outer path Triangle within outer path FIGURE D-4: Positioning the orange triangle

9Creating Compound Paths

FIGURE D-5: Creating a compound path with three objects10Creating Compound Paths

FIGURE D-6: Overlapping half of the star11Creating Complex Patternswith Compound PathsOnce objects are compounded:Positive and negative spaces create interesting geometrical patternsRelationship of the compound paths is maintainedIndividual objects within can be moved to create additional complex patternsUseful when designing repetitive patterns12Creating Complex Patternswith Compound PathsFIGURE D-7: A simple pattern created with compound paths

13Creating Complex Patternswith Compound PathsFIGURE D-8: A more interesting pattern

FIGURE D-9: Final artwork14Blending ObjectsBlend: Series of intermediate objects between two objectsEvery blend begins with a starting object and an ending objectBlend tool:Offers options for choosing the number of intermediate objects between the starting and ending objects15Blending ObjectsUsing blends:Both closed paths (e.g., a square) and open paths (e.g., a line) can be used Most commonly used to create interesting shape patterns, color blends, or bothA great way to add dimension Spine: Horizontal line between the two original objects

16Blending ObjectsFIGURE D-10: Redrawing the seven-step blendFIGURE D-11: Original objects and spineFIGURE D-12: Expanding the blend

17Blending ObjectsFIGURE D-13: Blending four stars

18Creating a Clockwise BlendBlends can be created between simple paths: Straight paths or curved pathsOffers great flexibility Can create interesting color effectsClockwise blend: Colors blend like the hands of a clock sweeping around a center pointNo specific toolCan only be made with blends between paths19Creating a Clockwise BlendFIGURE D-14: Applying stroke colors

20Creating a Clockwise BlendFIGURE D-15: Creating the first blend

21Creating a Clockwise BlendFIGURE D-16: Completed clockwise blend

22Creating a Clipping MaskClipping mask:Any object that you use to clip other objects Parts of the objects that are clipped are visible Parts that are not clipped are not visibleIn a group of selected objects, the top object is always the clipping maskObject being used as a clipping mask must be a single objectCommand is on the Object menu23Creating a Clipping MaskFIGURE D-17: Masking the blend with the starburstFIGURE D-18: Masking the blend with five compounded circles

24Creating a Clipping Mask

FIGURE D-19: Applying a stroke to the clipping mask25Using the Draw InsideDrawing ModeInside drawing mode Allows one object to be created inside (within the perimeter) of another objectEssentially the same thing as creating a clipping maskTwo objects behave the same way any two objects behave in a clipping setDifference between Draw Inside drawing mode and making a clipping mask: draw inside option can involve only two objects Using the Draw InsideDrawing Mode

FIGURE D-20: Drawing the yellow ellipse inside the blue squareFIGURE D-21: Pasting the pink ellipse inside the outlinesApply Arrowheads andDashes to StrokesStroke panel: Controls to create complex dashed strokesEnd caps determine the appearance at the ends of the pathThree end caps to choose from: Butt Cap (default): blunt cap that ends at the anchor pointsRound Cap: creates an oval at the ends of the pathProjecting Cap: extends the stroke past the anchor points to a distance equal to one-half the point size of the stroke itself28Apply Arrowheads andDashes to StrokesArrowheads:Stroke panel also offers 39 arrowheads that you can apply to the endpoints of a pathScale option can be used to specify the size of the arrowhead29Apply Arrowheads andDashes to StrokesFIGURE D-22: Stroke with arrowheads

30Apply Arrowheads andDashes to StrokesFIGURE D-23: Dotted stroke with round caps

31Designing Complex Layered StrokesLayered strokes: Produce some of the best illusionsA number of different dashed effects can be created with a single dashed strokePosition of dashed and non-dashed strokes on top of one another can create cool and eye-popping effectsComplex layered strokes:Very useful for borders on artwork and for repeating patterns32Designing Complex Layered StrokesFIGURE D-24: Bulls-eye stroke with three layered strokesFIGURE D-25: Film strip stroke with three layered strokes