How to Create a Wood Carving in Illustrator

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Creating a wood carving in Illustrator will require you to get comfortable with something called the transparency panel within the program. Create a wood carving in Illustrator with help from a well-versed web, graphic and illustrative designer in this free video clip.

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Hi. My name is Alex Cecilio. I'm a graphic artist, and I'm going to show you how to make something look like it's engraved in wood, in Illustrator. So, I've already made my wood piece and I'm just going to make it look like there's an engraved or carved piece out of this wood. And I've made my moon shape just to give you a basic run through. OK. So what you're going to want to do is put your shape on top and actually this is what it's going to look like. So you go to your transparency panel which is right here. And you're going to want to select, and you can select either, actually make sure that both if these shapes are on top of each other just so that you don't get too confused. So I'm just going to put that on top of there like this. So, this is actually overlaid so this is what it's going to look like when you first start. So, you can do an overlay which will just basically change, it'll be a little bit more see through. And then this, you're going to want, I'll change the color of that just to make it a little bit more like it's engrave. OK. So then you're actually going to overlay both of them. So that way it kind of looks like it's inside of the wood. But you can also do multiply. This might be slightly more effective. Make sure you've got it selected. And this here I want to make sure that this guy right here is actually lighter. It's also going to want to be multiplied. You can do all sorts of things with it. You can mess around with the options but in the end you're going to want something that's kind of like that, so that it looks engraved inside of this. And actually what we're going to do is we're just going to change the color because it's like that. My name's Alex and this is how you make a wood engraving in Illustrator. Thank you.


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