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Blue Gloss tutorial

Today we will learn how to create a simple glossy graphic style using a couple of gradients. All of this magic will happen in the Appearance Pallet.
Oh and then we’ll go on to resize everything Dynamicaly. Hold your horses, ill explain Dynamic Objects shortly.
Here is what we are going to make:
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Outlining your text = Bad idea!

I worked at an in-house design agency a short while back that would do about 100 to 150 ads a week. They had a practice of outlining text before it went to print, to save them from font issues. While this can help you with a printer, one thing we learned was artists didn’t Un-Do the create outline step, thus saving over the editable version. One of the worst things you can do is click on “Create Outlines”. Now there is something to be said about taking a little time and thinking about what your doing, but 6-8 artist working on that many ads per week can ensure a mishap every so often. This short tutorial, hopefully, will save you in the future. Continue reading