[MUSIC] Hey, streaming here back with another tutorial. I’m gonna be showing you how to use the flare tool in Illustrator. You can see here. I’ve done the lens flare on this nice circular shape. It looks pretty cool. It adds a bit of touch of it of flavor. You can make it abstract, or you can make it more subtle, depending on what you want and also makes product mock-ups look a lot nicer and realistic, so you can sort of use it for that scenario or even on some illustrations, obviously it’s not a popular tool, But you know, you can use it for the right appropriate project. What I want to do first is just go to my other artboard and what I want to do now is I want to go to my left? Hand side and you’ll see you’ll come with this rectangle box. You want to right, click on that, and you’ll get a menu up and what you want to do. Even go to the bottom and click flare tool, So we’re gonna click that And what I can do with this. Is that if I left. Click and drag. It’s gonna create a flare like that. And if I drag it in and out, I’ll be the size will change so for me to make it smaller, and if I let go, it’s gonna have that flare already done like that. But what if I want to make some changes what what if I want to make it a bit different? What you can do is go back to your flare tool, and instead of clicking and dragging, you’re gonna left. Click once and what’s going to happen. Is you’re gonna get this box pop-up? So what we can do now is actually manipulate and change some of these effects on in the flare. So make sure your preview button is turned on what I can do. I can play with a diameter, which is going to increase the size of the Rings. I can play with the opacity here and you can see you pass it in the middle. I’m just going to cancel this and turn off my edges. So you guys can see the change is happening, so left clicking in and I’ll start to play around these parameters, so you can see here. The brightness now is changing. They’re really white, but I don’t want that white, so a bit less. You can also manipulate these rays that are emitting from the center of the light, So I can turn the Rays off. I want! I’ll turn them on. I can increase the number of rays or decrease. I can change it, so it makes the Rays longer and the fuzziness below. It gives it sort of an organic feel, so instead of keeping them all uniform and all the same size it’s gonna make all the sizes a little bit different to make it look more organic and like a lens flare, so you can see there’s all different lengths, which is cool. You’ve also got the halo as well. So the growth sort of means size, but it also increases that, like gradient and the overall size of those those rings and then fuzziness once again gives it a bit of variation as you can see that we also got these rings here. These outer rings as you can see, they’re the reflection and become. We can play around with the path and we can also play around with a number, but usually when you mess around with this, it sort of puts them out out of whack, so you can see it starts extending them heaps far, So if I just do like 30 so you can see, it’s actually going off the eyeball now so we can just leave it for now. You can also increase the number play with it and play with the sizes here largest. So you can see there, something really crazy and then. I can press OK and what it’s gonna do is gonna leave it like that. I’m gonna turn my edges back on by pressing control. H that you can see there. Look what it’s done. It’s got all these extra like flares and shapes up here, which is pretty crazy. Uh-huh and maybe. I want that well, maybe I don’t. I could also go ahead and scale it down if I want. I’ll put it in the middle here, so it’s pretty useful and what I can do now is I can actually use my direct selection tool. Go through and actually delete the ones. I don’t want, maybe I don’t want so. I just want these ones here. That’s pretty cool so cool from here. If you want to edit it, you got to keep in mind that when we select it it. If you go on the top left corner, you’ll see my mouse. It says flare so illustrator still recognizes as a flare. It’s also good to expand it. So if you go to edit, sorry if you’ve got an object, you can go to expand my circle. Here’s control. Y so if I press ctrl e, I’ll get expand box. What you want to do is leave all these ticked and press, OK? And now it recognizes as a group, so it’s all in a group. Now so what I can do, I can ungroup it or I can double click and go into isolation mode and actually move all these parts by itself. So if I don’t want these rays, I can go ahead and, you know, delete it and just have the light, but I’ll just ctrl Z that and go back. So you have a lot more flexibility with it. I can ungroup everything and then make it just singular, so sort of a bit more flexible, So I’ll just go back. I’ll control Z and make sure it’s all grouped and what I want to do now is actually change the color, so a quick way to do that. I already have a video on this on how to use the color guide. But I’ll quickly show you in this. How to color it, so I’m gonna select the lens flare. I’m going to turn my edges off again. I’m going to go into my color guide, but before that, you’ll see, I’ve got a lot of groups of swatches. These will allow us to use a very variety of colors, so I’m going to click on my color guide. Go down to the color wheel there and press that icon. Now what I’m going to do, I’m going to the my right hand side, and it’s gonna select some of these color groups as you can see and what’s happening is it’s substituting these colors that that’s in the artwork with the colors in my Swatch panel, so maybe. I want this color palette and what I can do. I can click this button. Here and it’s gonna shift these colors around T and substitute it for one of the colors in the artboard or the artwork. So you can see. I can play around that until I want. I have something I like. I can also click this this one next to it, and that’s gonna change the hues and the saturation. So you know, you can keep clicking it and get some different variations. So yeah, something like, so that’s cool. I like that red there, and that looks kind of cool, so I press OK, and I don’t want to save changes to the Swatch color, so I’ll just press. No, and now you can see our lens flare. It’s actually changed the color there, and it’s looking kind of cool. So another cool way is that you can play with blending modes to make it look better, so what? I’ll usually do, you know, you can put it on overlay or color, dodge or screen. And maybe you want that. I’ll change the background. So what lighter background and see what that looks like so you can go to screen or color dodge, even overlay and just play around with the other blending modes, but you can see their multiplier what it looks like, so it looks pretty cool, so if you want to add some effect some lighting effects. Well, if you have an illustration and you want it to make it look more realistic or have a certain. Look, then you can use lens flares so. I hope this tutorial was helpful. Let me know in the comments below. What tutorials you wanna go? You want to see and thanks for watching. I hope to see you guys in the next video.