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How To: Particle or Explosion Effect

Mar 27, 2013 1:44 PM

Tags: #particles #logo #explosion #illustrate #vector_effects

Hi everyone,


I'm looking to take the concept of the attached photo and illustrate it in a logo. The idea is that small parts (fiery, like from an explosion) gradually merge together into form. I'm not sure how to get started on this. Any ideas?


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    Mar 27, 2013 2:29 PM   in reply to mishi930

    Sometimes you get formidable results by taking watercolour on a toothbrush, do some spraying with your thumb or forefinger onto a sheet of paper, then transfer it to AI and make filled paths and some blurring, if that is desired.


    There are other ways.


    Which version of Illustrator are you using?

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    Mar 27, 2013 3:40 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Kurt: My thoughts exactly.


    Ink or watercolours will get you there faster.

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    Mar 28, 2013 3:52 AM   in reply to mishi930

    Would I manually create shapes?

    I think I would start off by scanning in some hand drawn spatter and stuff.

    Your example looks as if it would be better suited to Photoshop than Illustrator.

    This kind of thing should definitely be avoided in a logo.

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