Solved

How do I make this tribal art shadow effect

Posted on 2014-04-07
2
568 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-22
I am trying to figure out how to make this shadow effect like on the attached image. I am an extreme novice using illustrator and can do a little better in Photoshop. I have already created the solid black tribal design in illustrator using paths and live paint. Now I need the white outline which then turns into a shadow that fades back to white again. Hope that is explained well. Not sure if this should be done in illustrator or photoshop.

Any direction would be great. Thanks in advance.
image.png
0
Comment
Question by:princeservice
2 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
tailoreddigital earned 500 total points
ID: 39984842
You could use the "Blending Options" in Photoshop.  

The white outline is called a "stroke"  and the shadow a "drop shadow".


Just right-click on a layer to apply blending options to it.    

There are all sorts of interesting effects you can do with blending options.

I attached a PSD as a sample.
Dropshadow-and-Stroke.psd
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Merete
ID: 40008069
Since I use different tools than you, in my tools I would use the magic wand and manually highlight the outline of the black area for the white outline then use the filters to fade edges and flood fill within this area to white. Adding a drop shadow
But since I can't show you if I may
 here is a guide that could give you some ideas, a basic how to using illustrator
go to step three since you already have the black outline
Grungy 3D Text In Illustrator
http://www.designpanoply.com/blog/grungy-3d-text-in-illustrator
There's a few here show casing the text effects
http://www.noupe.com/showcases/outstanding-text-effects-tutorials-in-illustrator.html
0

Featured Post

Does Powershell have you tied up in knots?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

HOW TO WARP A RASTER IMAGE AND ADD A REFLECTION USING ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR This tutorial is for experienced to advanced Adobe Illustrator users. Tools and Techniques that will be used in this Tutorial: Flatten Transparency (A) Envelope Distort (B…
: Microsoft Office Collaborate for free and online versions of Microsoft  Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Onedrive , Email, Calendar etc. In short we can say that Microsoft office is a suite of servers, applications and services developed by  Micr…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to create blended and gradiated shapes in Illustrator using the blend tool Draw two shapes, one of them in a different color: Select both and create a blend by going to Object > Blend > Make: Blends can also b…
When you create an app prototype with Adobe XD, you can insert system screens -- sharing or Control Center, for example -- with just a few clicks. This video shows you how. You can take the full course on Experts Exchange at http://bit.ly/XDcourse.

832 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question