Shading In Illustrator | Shading Objects In Adobe Illustrator Cc

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Shading Objects In Adobe Illustrator Cc


[MUSIC] Hey, it’s Jamie again! I’m gonna be showing you how to create some shading on objects in Illustrator. I’m gonna show you some four simple ways. You can create an impact and really make your objects or illustrations stand out, so I use these ways, but there’s plenty of other ways to shade objects in Illustrator as well, But I’m gonna show you some really simple ways, so I’ve got four circles here that I’m gonna use. And what are the first one and the first I’m gonna do is a gradient so you can see. I just got circle what I’m going to do is select it. Press ctrl C Ctrl. F, which will paste a copy in front. So you can see that. Let’s drag it out to show you so. I got a copy in front and I’m gonna go to my gradient panel on the right hand side to open that you go to window and click gradient, which is in the middle. So once you’ve hoping that you’ll get this window up and you can see now what I want to do is select this bar so once I click that bar, it’s gonna add that gradient to the circle, so you can see he if I move it up, You can see it has a gradient and what I want to do is make sure that we use the same color for both sliders, so you’ve got two sliders here, which controls the gradient, you can also press G and drag the gradient in the direction You want it to go which I just show you and also controls the density of it, the feathering, which is pretty handy, so just control. Z that so you’ve got our gradient here, so I want to make sure that one of the sliders is on 0% So you can see. This is 100% both, but we want to select one and make it 0% This makes sure that the transition from the hue is like it fades out nicely and it’s smooth and I’m gonna change the angle to 120 so I imagine the light is hitting from the corner and what I’m gonna do to make it look like a shadow now is gonna multiply so select it multiply like that, so you can see here the angle. It fades out nicely there, and it gets to the original color, and then the multiplier multiplies the color, which makes it like a darker orange, which makes it like a shadow and then once again we can play around with these slider to control. How much of the density we want it so we can bring the slider? We can control this little diamond shape there, which controls the location of the percentage. I can drag this one down as well so you can see there. You already got some nice effects, but I like to have it smooth like that, so that’s one way of adding a nice shading, and you can see it starting to look three-dimensional, whereas before it’s just like, really flat, but it’s by adding that simple grating. It adds it a bit of more, You know of style and flavor. It makes it a bit more realistic, so what we’re gonna do again is we’re going to do another gradient, but this time we’re going to use the appearance panel instead of the gradient panel. So I want to select this object and I’m gonna go to my appearance panel. You can go to window and appearance to open that and what I’m gonna do is click this little button on the left hand side that says FX, which means FX and then we’re gonna go click that and go up to stylize. Then we want to go to inner glow. So what internet glow is gonna do is going to similar, it’s similar to the other gradient tool, but it’s gonna add it on the edge or the center so you can see here, it’s on multiply again. We can also flick through that, and you can see different effects, saying that can add if you want it like darker, But I’m gonna leave, I multiply for now and I’ll put it on 80% and you can see here the blur. If we can control the blur by, you know, I’m holding shift and just clicking, so it goes up in tens, so you can see the blur. It increases that radius, so it goes more into the middle, right, That’s if we select the edge, but if you want to change it go to click the center so instead of the shading coming from the out’s outer ring or the outside, it will start from the middle of the object from the center point, and it’ll go out like that, so that’s. If you want to create shading in the middle, maybe that there’s it’s like an orb and it’s surrounded by a light or maybe, you know, the light is directly on top of the object and it’s heading down and this object is flat below, and then the outer is gonna be more shaded. So you can add that like the look of this and I’ll press. OK, and you can see that at some shading on the sides there and the cool thing about this appearance panels. You can just turn it off, so you can see. He got, the effect added. You can just turn the eyeball off and it’s gonna turn it off just like that. And if you wanted to lead it, you can just press the bin and it’ll delete it and I’ll risk control-z to leave it there. I’ll just drag this back there cool. So there’s two ways of adding shading for this one. We’re gonna add a hard shading, so I’m gonna press P for the pen tool and I’m gonna left. Click, and then I’m gonna drag and I’m gonna go around if you don’t how to use the pen tool. I’ve got another video on the playlist, So just check it out and I’m gonna select these two objects now and pressed shift. Em, you can also locate the shape builder tool on the left here as you can see. It’s got like two circles of a mouse and what I’m gonna do is hold option or alt’s if you’re on a PC and – this shape off, so I’m gonna click left. Click on that that’s gonna – it now. We have this shape here, so you pretty much. Cut it off the excess, and we have this shape on top. Now what I’m do is press multiply. So go to my transparency panel, which you can locate here as well and, yeah, there we have it. We have a really hard shade and we can drop it to like 40% or whatever you want, so it’s a more harsh shadow, and it’s really nice and you can do the same thing for. If you want to add like a highlight, you do the same way, but on the opposite, so cool. We’ve got that in there now for this one. I’m gonna show you how to add like a shadow below the object, so I’m gonna hold option and just copy this circle and hold shift as well and just drag it down. What I’m gonna do is go to the top bounding box and you see this. I’m gonna hold option and pretty much drag this in and it’s gonna squeeze that shape like that. I’m gonna drag it below this circle and I’m just gonna drop it in a bit and what I wanted to do is I’m going to select this dark, the same color as the background, and I’m going to go to my transparency panel and go multiply, so you can see that that’s a really hard shutter, which really looks really nice, so it looks like it’s floating. You could probably add another, you know? I’ll just copy this gradient top, and I’ll change this, so it just adds a bit more depth there, so you can see that, and it looks like it’s really dark down the block, but on the object, so I’ll just delete that, and if we want it to make a more soft, there’s a cool way to do it. We can select our gradients and we’re going to select the object and drag this color in my gradient paddle, so I’m just dragging the I just drag the gray color. All that purpley color so once again. I’m going to select one slider. Make it 0% I’m going to change the type to radial, which is like a sinner and then see this percentage by heat. We’re going to change the proportion, so we want to lower it, so we can see what it’s doing. So if you do it higher, it’s gonna make it more straight, but we want it to do it like this way. Make it wide and stretch it out so cool, we’ve got a soft and then we can just bring this out like that, and it makes like a soft shadow, so it looks like it’s a floating ball. Whatever, so yeah, there’s our four ways to add some shading to objects in Illustrator hope this tutorial was helpful. Click the subscribe button if you want to see some more design content. I try and put out videos every week, So you know Ill. Try and keep you updated, so yeah. Thanks guys for watching and look forward to make another video for you guys.