How to create frames using styles in Illustrator tutorial

How to create frames using graphic styles in Illustrator CC 2018 2017 2105 2014 CS6 etc

Frames using graphic styles

How to create frames using styles in Illustrator tutorial
  1. Draw rectangle for the Illustrator graphic style as the start point for the creation of the frame in Illustrator

  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 Illustrator graphic styles via the panel

  7. Place frame above any image.


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Different shapes : circleYou don't have to use an effect with just a square for a border as an edge can be created with stars and circles as well as triangles and many other shapes.


Select a path such as circle, duplicate the circle and reduce the size of the second path and then select both and then go to the pathfinder panel. Click the exclude button and you will then have a ring design. Go to the presets panel and apply a preset to it or go to the right side menu and open a new library and then use one of those with the ring design. You can then use the artwork on top of other paths or images etc as a border


Multiple paths : clippingThe borders do not need to be just a single artwork. 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.


Select the generated circle path and copy. Create a new rectangle that fills the entire document and paste the circle on top of the rectangle. Place the image on top of that. You can also use a clipping mask so create a new circle and then select the image and go to the object menu and clipping mask and create command. You can now place the artwork on top of the other design as on the right.


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