7Mastering Complexity

The organized whole is more than the sum of its parts. Combining tools and techniques in Illustrator can yield WOW! results. In this chapter we’ll look at such synergy.

Please keep in mind that this chapter will be quite daunting, if not overwhelming, if you’re not comfortable with what has been covered in previous chapters.

In this chapter you’ll find a variety of techniques, including making patterns; working with opacity and transparency; creating multiple-object, shaped blends; working with different kinds of masks; and combining features to solve complex problems.

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