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I am attempting to create a long shadow on my icon by using this effect in Illustrator. When I use Object > Blend > Make it leaves white spaces between each shape it creates and looks extremely ugly. How can I fix this?

  • Are the white 'strokes' visible when you export the illustration at full-size? It looks like they may just be an Illustrator screen rendering issue. – Alex Apr 22 '16 at 6:35
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Change your primary blend objects to have a fill and no stroke rather than just a stroke.

When you blend objects with just a stroke, you need to increase the number of blend steps so that the gaps between strokes doesn't appear. By simply using a filled shape for the blend you can achieve easier blends.

Note in your tutorial link filled shapes are used, not merely stroked shapes.

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  • I actually don't have any strokes on the shapes. – Alex Wohlbruck Aug 22 '15 at 3:25
  • Well what you've posted looks exactly what an object with a stroke and no fill would look like. If you aren't using stroked objects, I don't know what to tell you - make certain anti-alias artwork is checked in the preferences maybe? – Scott Aug 22 '15 at 3:27

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