Vector Glow in Illustrator

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Vector Glow in Illustrator

Postby impossible » Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:23 am

Hello all, glad i found this place, been looking around and there seems to be a lot of valuable information here! anyways, i stumled upon this place while trying to find tutorials on how to create a glowing effect in illustrator (without rasterising.) yes, a vectorized glow. seams like a simple task but i am burnt out trying to find a solution! any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby Jaci » Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:36 am

Try using gradients.

This tutorial will show you how to create transparent areas in gradients (it will help you get the glow, unless you use it over just one solid color background):
http://teom.coningham.net/pgs/ai10_tool ... dients.php

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Postby dvector » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:46 am

The link above has moved - this is maybe the new one?
http://teom.coningham.net/ai-cs2/gradient-stroke

Getting nice effects without rasterizing is not impossible, try Xara Xtreme :-)

regards/ David
http://www.vectorgraphic.co.uk

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Postby Jaci » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:13 pm

That tutorial is currently not available - it used opacity masks to generate transparency in gradients.

Getting nice effects without rasterizing is not impossible, try Xara Xtreme


That's not true. One can get great effects with Illustrator, all vector. However, there are effects that weren't meant for vector work, so unless a lot of effort is put in for them, they should be made in a raster program - and the same goes for the other way round.


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