Chapter Seven. Working with Live Effects

Working with Live Effects

So far, we’ve only scratched the surface with the kinds of effects Adobe Illustrator CS4 has to offer. Soft drop shadows (which we discussed in Chapter 5, “Organizing Your Drawing”) are certainly cool, but they are only a small sampling of live effects in Illustrator, which include 3D effects, warp distortions, and a wide range of pixel-based Adobe Photoshop CS4 effects.

As you read this chapter, remember that you can apply live effects to fills and strokes individually, as well as to objects, groups, and layers. You apply all live effects via the Effect menu or the Appearance panel, and once applied, they ...

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