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You can get good results if you use 3 lines for the blend! You are right that the blend tool does not work for this with closed shapes. But you really only need it to look closed. I made a quick example to show you: As you can see on the left I drew 3 lines. The blue and the green one are drawn in a way that they seem to be one closed shape. The line ...
What I did: Create each wave with white to transparent gradient in different layers (maybe solid fill works better) Each layer is set as "Soft Light" Layer order does matter, play around which ones should go on top of which till you get the effect desired. Set varying opacity for the lighter ones I did it in all of 10 minutes I think. Hope it gives you ...
No. since you have expaned the path there is no easy way. How ever if you had only a single line in the middle then you could just choose to make the like wider.
You are on the right way, you just have to add one more step.
You can use smart object feature in photohsop, read more at: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/create-smart-objects.html or you can change one of theme's style and right click on there, "copy layer style" and select the the layers that you want to apply, then press "paste layer style".
I'm guessing from your mockup that the keyhole isn't already part of the lock. If it is, ignore this first part. Draw your keyhole using shapes and/or pen tool: Use the Pathfinder panel to 'Unite' all the keyhole shapes. Then use 'Minus Front' with the lock and keyhole selected to cut out the keyhole. You should be left with one compound path. Create ...
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