-- Updated -- : June 24th, 2016
Works with: Adobe Illustrator
License: Extended Commercial, royalty free, worldwide, multiple usage, no time limits, use in print and web and video and more
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150 Graphic styles / Effects for Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 2014 CS6 CS5 CS4 etc
Set includes gradients, shimmers, interlocking, pulse effect, cris cross, red glows, electric, solars, rings, edges, intense, and many more.
PC (Windows 10 / 8 / 7) and MAC OS X (all versions). They are accessible via the presets panel and modify in 1000s of ways, combine with appearance panel, use with paths and text and others. Truly amazing.
All are in AI format.
Commercial use, all royalty free. Use to create items for sale (basically anything).
All the graphic styles are by Andrew Buckle (graphicxtras.com).
On purchase, receive the AI document along with documentation and gallery and serial
Gradient graphic styles for Illustrator gallery (#5) 400 Stunning colorful effects including rounded, circular, padded, pulses, highlights, subtle, exclusions, tracks and many more for CC 2014 2015 & CS 6 - 1. Perfect for RGB though they can work in CMYK in most cases. You can access all the presets via the main panel - you can modify them even further by using the powerful appearance panel tools to add additional fills and strokes etc as well and modify. For PC and MAC OS X. Commercial use, all royalty free, no time limits, world wide use.
Aspect Illustrator graphic styles gallery (#9) 200 Aspect gradient effects including ripples, gradients, lines, weird, warped, rounded aspects, surreal, grayscale, glowing, spheres, rows, fiery and many more for CC & CS 6 5 4 (aspect only appear in version AI 4). PC and MAC OS X. They can be applied to paths, text as well as brushes and symbols etc. The colorful aspect gradients work best in RGB mode. They can be modified, combined, the paths can be exported to other applications and more. Vectors for all kinds of work. So what is the aspect ? Well, with recent releases of the app, the gradient dialog was extended and the gradients can now be distorted and elliptical (aspect) and the presets are amazing and unique combinations of those graduated aspects
Gradient graphic styles gallery (#12) 400 Super colorful gradient effects weird and wonderful colors including surreal, shimmers, exclusions, satin, broken, rippled, glass looks and more. For CC CS6 CS5.5 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 10 for the PC and MAC OS X. Modify via the appearance panel. Work best in RGB color mode. Commercial (CU4CU) use - use to create items for sale such as posters, bowls, postcards, wrist-lets, mugs, note books, magnets, prints and more.
Illustrator styles gallery (#4) 400 Color linear effects including metallic, dashes, chain mail effects, weaves, shimmers for CC CS6 CS5.5 CS5 CS4 CS3 PC and MAC OS X. Commercial (CU4CU) use. Use to create items for sale such as skateboards, posters, kits, templates, key chains, magnets, baby apparel, patches, prints, documents and more. On buying the linear color set, you receive them in AI format along with documentation and gallery and serial number. Add to text, symbols, paths etc
Styles gallery (#1) 500 Mixed shimmery gradient effects including solar presets, surreal, shimmer gradients and more for CC CS6 - 10, PC and MAC OS X. Works best in RGB mode though they can also be used in most cases in CMYK as well. Modify them in seconds via the appearance panel. They work well with paths and text. They can be multiplied many times over by combining them and tweaking and adding extras with additional fills and strokes. Commercial use.
Grids graphic styles gallery (#7) 1000 Super colorful Grid effects including shimmers, glowing, dark themed presets, cross presets and more for CC CS6 CS5.5 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 10 (17- 10).PC and MAC. Commercial (CU4CU) use. use to create amazing colorful items to sell, books, leaflets, posters, logos, textiles, adverts, webpages, scrap booking, packaging and more. Vector graphics for any size of work all in AI for use on the PC and MAC.
Grid graphic styles for AI gallery (#6) 400 Grid Effects include many different shimmery, perspective presets, curtains, pulses, smudged, grids, distorted, columns and many more for CC CS6 CS5.5 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 10 as well as including the latest versions for the Adobe Creative Cloud. All for the PC and MAC OS X. Combine in millions of ways. Commercial use, all royalty free On purchase, receive the powerful AI set along with documentation and gallery and serial
They can be used for commercial as well as personal work, all royalty free, all for world wide use, no time limits imposed, all can be used without any credit required, no restrictions imposed. All are by graphicxtras.com / Andrew Buckle. Use them to create logos, books, adverts, packaging, leaflets, videos, web pages, 3D effects and much more.
You can find all our video tutorials on Youtube.com in our graphicxtras channel, as well as via the TipDesk tutorial site. You can find out how to install them, how to blend them, how to use them with the appearance panel, how to re-color the items, how to create new ones, how to add effects, how to use them with type, export the results to Photoshop, use them with symbols, use them with patterns and much more. Any questions, please let me know
They are stored effects for AI. Simply click and use the presets with paths or text. They are a useful toolkit for countless effects - superb time savers and can used in many different projects. Of course, the effects are only the initial point and various effects can be applied as well as added to the effect via the appearance panel and you can always remove elements such as a fill or stroke
Go to the window menu and select the presets menu option - the panel will then appear and will be filled with all the current effects though this varies from version to version of AI. Select a oath and text and then use with the effects 1) Display panel via windows menu 2) go to the right side of the panel 3) Select the open library menu command 4) Select one of the sets 5) Select the other library option 6) Select 7) They are now added to the document library and can be used any time you open the document / artboard.
Apply a tile to a selected path and then go to the panel and select the new option. You can combine multiple tiles and fills either by creating new fills in the appearance panel or duplicating tiles in the appearance panel. The tiles can be further combined by using blending modes and effects and transparency. With CC CS6, you can now also use the effects as a source for tiles - the example on the left is the source with a scribble effect applied via the presets panel. The example on the right is a path with a tiles applied based on that live effect (multiple scribbles overlapping). Use the new tile editor in CS6 to create 1000s of unique tiles from the wonderful live effects
Yes, they work perfectly well with the latest version of AI. You can also copy the paths including the effects to other applications in the set such as Photoshop and Fireworks. They work fine in creative cloud CC 2014 and 2015
Select a path and then go to the panel and apply the required effect. you can also then modify the effect via the appearance panel such as adding a new fill or stroke as well as offset or live effect. 1) Select a path 2) Window menu and display panel 3) Open library 4) Select and apply 5) Window menu followed by appearance panel 6) Select one of the fills or one of the strokes 7) Modify color effects by using stop tool 8) Or add a new fill via the right side menu 9) Or drag a fill or stroke to the delete (or click)
If you have a number of the sets and lots and lots of AI documents, you might like to create one super library of all the effects. Not particularly recommended as that will probably make quite a hit on the addons of AI but if you have a lot of memory and a super powerful machine you can always create that AI document. Just open a completely new AI document and then open each of the libraries in turn via the panel and then select all the live effects required (many are made up of fill / stroke / scribble combinations) and these will be added to the current open file. On finishing all the file sets, you can then save that file as a massive AI document of all the effects. I am not sure it is a great idea but I have been asked a number of times for this. Perhaps not so much the saving of the file (and it might corrupt) but I would imagine it will be fairly slow on opening - certainly slower than going to the individual files. Another option, and probably better, just place all the AI documents in the presets folder and then access the preset library (one of them) and at the bottom, you will see an arrow back and forward, you can click that to go from one AI document to another file and another set of effects. You can also use the search option though as the names as not particular descriptive, this might be of less use
You can merge paths with effects by applying different blending modes to different overlapping paths containing the same or different effects and create even more stunning and unique graphics (these can then be added to the symbols panel for future use). Go to the transparency panel and then change the blending mode for the top path (or top paths if you have more than one). You can change the live effect applied as well as the blending mode and also the opacity to create a near infinite range of unique and wonderful color effects applied to any path. As the paths are separate paths, the appearance panel is not so useful in this case but you can still modify the individual components of the effects for the separate paths. You can also just add the effects to the same path with slight offsets to create a more surreal color vector. You can also apply the presets and then add live effects such as blurs or grain effects to the same and merge those to create even more wonderful hi-impact effects. Merging Graphic Styles in Illustrator Tutorial
The AI effects can be used to apply to paths and can be used to create stunning borders 1) Draw rectangle 2) Draw a smaller rectangle path 3) Align (via the align panel) so the latest path is on top of the earlier path 4) Pathfinder panel menu followed by minus front option 5) Select combined path 6) Apply preset via the panel 7) Place border above any image. You don't have to use an effect with just a square for a border, a border can be created with sphericals as well as triangles and many other shapes. The borders do not need to be just a single frame. You can always duplicate the border and then apply a totally different effect to the border and then perhaps apply a rotation or another live effect.