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Creating a bevelled edge is rounded

Mar 22, 2013 6:11 AM

Hi folks!

Might not be a good title....lol I am trying to create a graphic style that will give me a frame that has the 3d rounded effect. Bevel and Extrude isn't what I am looking for...

I have a pic here with a bevelled edge effect, but it has a flat surface...and I want it to look round...

 

bookie56test.png

 
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    Mar 22, 2013 6:44 AM   in reply to bookie56

    Go here and look for a tutorial on license plates

     

    rwillustrator.blogspot.com/

     
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    Mar 22, 2013 7:02 PM   in reply to bookie56

    For something similar to that rather laborious tutorial, simply apply two Drop Shadow Effects to the object. One black, the other white; offset in opposite directions.

     

    For a more rounded effect, use a blend as one normally would for shading. Then apply the drop shadows to the blend object.

     

     

    JET

     
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    Mar 22, 2013 8:01 PM   in reply to bookie56

    Did this awhile back (Corel), inner (white) shadow technique once again.

     

    star.jpg

     
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    Mar 22, 2013 8:29 PM   in reply to bookie56

    If you're using Illustrator CS6 you might try experienting with the gradient stroke feature.

     
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    Mar 23, 2013 4:14 AM   in reply to bookie56

    bookie,

     

    If you just want a rounded appearance like the one at the bottom (left) of this image from a rather old thread,

     

     

     

    depending on version you may use a stroke with a gradient across or an Artbrush based upon a blend across. Either way you may make it more or less rounded.

     
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    Mar 23, 2013 6:22 AM   in reply to bookie56

    You are welcome, bookie.

     
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    Mar 23, 2013 6:33 AM   in reply to bookie56

    Here’s another way.

    A fat black stroke blended into a thin white stroke.

    Picture 1.png

     
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    Mar 23, 2013 8:52 AM   in reply to bookie56

    I trashed the Illie file but it’s easy to do.

    Make a triangle and give it a good fat black or dark stroke with rounded joins.

    Copy it, thin the stroke and colour it white or light.

    Make a soft blend between the two.

    Direct Select the white triangle with Option/Alt held down.

    Release Option/Alt and drag to position (slightly off according to lighting).

    Give the whole thing a drop shadow (if you like).

     
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