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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Using the Appearance Panel

Once you’ve applied an effect to an object, use the Appearance panel to modify the effect rather than returning to the Effect menu to make the change. If you attempt to modify an effect by choosing the effect again from the Effects menu, an alert appears warning that if you continue, you’ll apply another instance of the effect.

To edit an effect, select the object and then open the Appearance panel (Window > Appearance). Click on the name of the effect to open the options dialog for that effect, and modify the settings (Figure 10.17).

Figure 10.17. To edit an effect, click its name in the Appearance panel.

The Appearance panel is one of the handiest panels in Illustrator: It’s actually one-stop ...

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