Short and Sweet Tips

I was gone for some time; a good break for me. But never mind that, today I decided to create some tips for some illustrators out there. They aren’t going to be as long as tutorials just short what-you-should-know tips to help you design better. So far I have decided to create some shadows and angles(shear) tip.

Tip#1 Shadows with Shear

If you ever wanted a shadow for an object but it’s too complex to draw it over again as a shadow what can you hope to do in this situation.

  • Make a copy of the object(that you want to make a shadow for) and unite it(pathfinder/optional step) so it will be easier to edit(optional too). Now flip it so we can edit the scale and proportions with the shear tool.
  • Go to your flipped copy and right click>Transform>Shear. Now edit the proportions to fit with that of the original object. This will help you get a nice proportionate(if not accurate) shadow to play with.
  • Fit the “shadow” back onto the original object to get a nice effect.


About Fadi G.

I am a digital artist and I hope to push the bounds of creativity. I will produce videos, illustrations, animations, and more interesting things.

Posted on January 19, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Ooooooooooo. So that’s how it’s done.

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