How to Give a Drawing a Mirror Feeling in Illustrator

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Giving a drawing a mirror feeling in Illustrator will require you to experiment with a few different types of tools and effects. Give a drawing a mirror feeling 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 give a drawing a mirror feeling. So, I've drawn a person's head right here and I'm going to just give you a little tip on how to make it look like this person's get, reflection is showing in the mirror. So, the first thing I'm going to do is I'm going to go over to the rectangle tool and draw rectangle. And now, all this doesn't really look like a perspective mirror, so I'm just going to give it a little bit of perspective by going to the direct selection tool, selecting the anchor points to the left and just dragging them by holding the shift that will drag it right down the path. So, just drag it a little bit down that way and then do the same thing with the bottom corner, so that way it kind of looks like this person is against the mirror. Alright, so now what I'm going to do is up and I'm actually have this layer locked, so I'm going to unlock this layer and I'm going to hold down option and then just drag it across and then you're going to go to control, transform, reflect and you're just going to do a vertical reflection. And so, I'm just going to go ahead and pull this over here and then just make it a little bit more, and there is your reflection. I'm just going to pull this up a little bit more; and there is your reflection. My name is Alex Cecilio and this is how to draw a mirror effect in Illustrator. Thank you.

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