Adding Depth and Dimension

  • Matt Kloskowski


One of the greatest features in Illustrator is its flexibility. There is no “Add Depth” tool but there are many tools that can simulate depth and dimension for you. You just need to know where to find them. In this chapter, you’ll learn that many of these tools are right at your fingertips and you may, in fact, be using them every day. I’ll demonstrate that it’s merely a shift in your thought process as to how you view these toots. Gradients, meshes, shadow effects, glow effects, and distort tools all allow you to simulate depth and dimension in Illustrator. Follow along with the exercises in this chapter and you’ll learn techniques that can quickly turn your effects into professional-quality illustrations with depth and dimension.


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