Day 17: Blending Shapes & Colors
Illustrator Blend Tool does the trick of creating smooth transition between objects. You can blend open paths to create line effects and blend shapes to create realistic shadings. There are many creative things you can do with the Blend Tool and you will definitely be using it a lot in your illustrations.
Here are some quick interesting stuff you can do with blending.
With smooth blends you can create realistic shading which cannot be done with gradient.
See the list of all Illustrator tutorials.
[The article is for Basic Members only. Login or sign up now to read the whole article.]
[The article is for Premium Members only. Login or sign up now to read the whole article.]
Next Lesson: Photorealism with Gradient Mesh »
Back to Illustrator Training Course
Learn 101 Illustrator tips and techniques for free.
About The Author: Tony Soh
Hi. I'm the founder of Vector Diary. Illustrator is my passion and I have written numerous tutorials on illustrator helping people learn illustrator. My most popular tutorial on learn illustrator has been a hit. It makes learning illustrator so easy and has benefited more than 20,000 people worldwide. Also, I've revealed some of my secret techniques in the premium tutorials. So don't forget to check it out!
Read more by Tony Soh