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  • Post compositing illustrations

    Posted by Göknur Isci on May 1, 2023 at 5:18 pm

    Dear All!

    I’m illustrating cat illustrations in AI and they all look very neat. I’ve learned how to deal with post composition in AE, doing my 3D design thingy in AE, but only because of the passes.

    So, I’m also doing illustrations, but I hesitate putting them into AE – not only because ME isn’t working like at all – I also don’t want to produce so much data.

    It should be possible in AI, too. A little bit of a blur and grain/noise. I’ve just worked on some files, some look good, some absolutely not. How do you deal with it?

    Thanks a lot! xx

    Oscar Polanco replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Oscar Polanco

    October 12, 2023 at 5:38 am


    You can find the blur tools/effects from the overhead menu Effect > Blur (under Photoshop Effects) and choose one of the effects to blur your image.

    Illustrator, as a vector-based software, doesn’t have a realistic Blur Tool. So if you want to blur an image I would recommend you to use photoshop, which will give you more precise effects. In Illustrator you can blur edges of images or shapes.

    To blur an image in Adobe Illustrator you have to simply select the image, and choose a blur effect in menu Effect > Blur (under Photoshop Effects)

    There is also another option to blur under Effect > Stylize (under Illustrator Effects) > Feather.

    In order to add grain

    You have to duplicate the shape or shapes that you want to add grain and go to Effect > Texture > Grain

    And here you can experiment with the intensity, the contrast and grain type (I would recommend you to use Stippled format).

    Once you’ll finish and set the desired type of grain click ok. And open window / transparency Here you’ll have to play with the transparency methods like overly or multiply to add the grainy effect transparency.

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