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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium All-in-One For Dummies by Fred Gerantabee, Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 12: Using Filters and Effects

In This Chapter

check.png Applying effects

check.png Getting to know the Appearance panel

check.png Discovering graphic styles

check.png Making artwork 3D

check.png Playing with additional fills and strokes

check.png Creating the illusion of space and distance with the Perspective Grid

Effects give you the opportunity to make jazzy changes to your Illustrator objects, such as add drop shadows and squiggling artwork. You can even use Photoshop filters directly in Illustrator. In this chapter, you find out how to apply, save, and edit effects; you also take a quick tour of the Appearance panel (your trusty sidekick when performing these tasks).

Working with Effects

If you’re an Adobe Illustrator user from any version before CS4, you might be wondering where the Filter menu is. (If you’re just starting to use Illustrator, you don’t need to know about, or even care about, this major change.) All items that ...

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