Illustrator graphic styles are for CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 etc. The graphic styles are for PC and MAC. The Illustrator graphic styles are wonderful effects that can be applied to text and paths in seconds. The graphic styles can be made up of multiple fills and multiple strokes as well as live effects and patterns and gradient swatches. The graphic styles can be updated and manipulated via the appearance panel. The Illustrator graphic styles include a vast range of different effects such as gradient aspects, blurry effects, radial graphic styles, pattern graphic styles, scribble graphic styles, shimmery effects, metallic effects, linear effects, brush styles, extruded graphic styles and many more. You can add to the graphic styles such as adding new fills and strokes and effects. You can edit them via the appearance panel. You can duplicate and merge the graphic styles in Illustrator. You can tweak them by adding additional gradients. You can combine them with other effects such as blurs, filter gallery effects, zizgag effects, punk effects and more. You can apply the Illustrator graphic styles by selecting a path and selecting a graphic style from the graphic styles panel. You can load them into Illustrator via the same panel. The super colorful effects can also be exported for use in other applications such as Photoshop. Illustrator graphic styles are super useful, super easy. They are all for commercial and personal use, all are royalty free effects, all are by graphicxtras.com. The Illustrator graphic styles are in AI format and come with gallery and serial and notes
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
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.
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.