Ah! The magic number. 3!
Thanx very much,
Ooops, one more help! Client wants it softer, edges more rounded to create the "pillow" look.
We applied 3D Extrude and Bevel with these specs:
Bevel: Tall Rounded
Surface: Plastic shading
Everything else is 0.
You can define a custom bevel in AI as well as experiment with the existing ones and settings.
To create a custom bevel one first have to find the Bevels.ai file which in CS 4 is hidden in the application's packages. Which you cannot see.
S you control or right click on the on the Illustrator Application Icon and go down to Show Packages.
You will see a folder titled ReQuired open that and you will then see Resources in there en_US and in there Plug Ins and in there Bevels
you open that in AI then make you profile like the others you see there using the same width and reave that document.
Thank you for the suggestion but first off, I need clarification on where I right click to find these hidden files? I'm in AI ... what icon are you talking about? I tried the AI icon in the upper left to no avail. I also tried clicking on the AI icon before opening AI.
Please send clearer instructions.
Thanks very much.
P.S. Your "W" example below is not the style I'm looking for, BTW. I'm looking to make four letters looks soft and full, like pillows. Again, I can easily do this in Photoshop. Attached is the example from PS.
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You don't seem to get this.
You open up the Illustrator Folder
You Right or Control Click on the Adobe Illustrator Application Icon.
Go to Show Packages
As for the example I showed it is only to show you that you can make a custom profile it was not to show you the exact profile that you have to figure out.
It was one I had already made for myself! Here is a little video.
This is very simple but it requires that you apply yourself to it. And please do not be so literal!
Well first of all, your response came across as condescending and I find myself on the defensive. I am giving you the benefit of the doubt that you did not mean it that way.
Secondly, you are absolutely correct, I am not getting it. I do not understand your instructions because they are not detailed enough. The graphic you included in this post shows commands from a Mac. I am working with a PC and I find no "application icon" with those drop down options.
I'm usually quite adept at understanding help suggestions from this Forum, until this post. Perhaps there's someone else out there who has more patience and insight.
Oh and thank you very much for taking the time to create the video. It was very clear ... if only I were working on a MAC.
For Windows you would find the Bevels.ai file at C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS4\Support Files\Required\Resources\en_US, then follow the intstructions in Wade's video.
Thank you! Your response enabled me to find the file very easily. Thank you.
I would have thought a search for Bevels.ai would have lead the OP directly to it?