This tutorial will demonstrate several of Illustrator CS5’s new tools and functionality. The new Shape Builder tool is used along with creating blends, adding multiple fills with Blending Modes such as Soft Light or Overlay onto a single object. I will demonstrate how to construct complex gradients using the Gradient Panel along with the Gradient annotator.
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The camera strap is created using CS5’s new Width Tool which allows you to easily adjust stroke width on a path. Dashed strokes are used to create the stitching on the strap. The new Draw Inside function and Clipping Masks will also be explored.
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