Ai Tips- Live Gradient Type- 1

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ammar midani

I’m going to start new Adobe Illustrator CS5 tips, of them on how to maintain alive type while having gradient, we know that gradients are hard to apply to a live type, so here comes the first one:
– Draw a rectangle
– Apply your desired gradient on it
– Define this rectangle as a graphic style, (by dragging it to the Graphic Styles panel)
– Apply this style on your live type.

cheers

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Tiny Bridge tip!

I found this so helpful when copying and pasting from within Adobe Bridge.
– Copy a file in Bridge
– Option Click(right-click)
– choose paste to

This should give you a list of your latest pasting places.

Handy handy!

Add Photos to your Perspective Grid!

Here is a quick tip on placing an image on the new perspective grid in Illustrator CS5
– Place your image
– Define as a pattern ( drag to the swatches panel)
– Draw your perspective object
– Fill it with the pattern
If you find the image tiled or big, here’s a twist around
– With your object selected double-click on the scale tool and choose pattern from Options, then adjust the percentage.
Cheers.