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Turns out you can do this (sort of) using appearance attributes. The caveat is the lines of text have to be their own text elements rather than a character selection. How to make the boxes Open the appearance panel, Window > Appearance Double click Characters to access the character appearance Set the Fill to your foreground color Click Type to get back to ...


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Some initial notes Let's make a google search (images): https://www.google.com/search?q=crystal+logo 1) You can see how difficult is to make an abstraction of a crystal. Verey few logos succeed there. 2) "How to make an illustration" depends on what kind of illustration do you want. The key word here is "style". Depending on what is this ...


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This might be a little aside, but I feel this might be an interesting addendum to your Q. Here is an interesting thing. With pencil and paper, you draw shadows. As soon as you get into the 3d digital, you draw with light. This might seem silly-obvious, but it is a pretty big mental leap. I think why digitally created shadows often look a little weird is ...


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It's not possible for Adobe Illustrator as it hasn't the feature of adding highlighting styles to text. This can be implemented using Adobe InDesign instead.


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In case you are not so experienced with 3D techniques, lights, or shadows you could also play with inbuilt 3D effects such as extrusion and bevel effects (Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel). This may give you more or less satisfying results, depending on the settings: Stock effect Bevels Smart Jelly created with Inkscape


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If layer blending modes aren't doing it for you, or you can't take a new photo, then one possibility is to apply an Exposure Adjustment layer, clip it to the text layer, adjust the exposure to make it darker, then paint in black on the layer mask with a soft edged brush to reveal the area that isn't in the shade. Example


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Blending mode Screen has at least the right direction: Reduce the opacity to reduce the effect. Insert another identical shape to lighten more The effect is now better than what's got by inserting only transparent white because this doesn't reduce the colorfulness as much as transparent white. Unfortunately the same highlighter shape cannot be used if there'...


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Use photo references. There is no reason not to make something up and then amend it with direct observations from nature. You do not have to copy explicitly. If you have a set of novelty reindeer antlers, put them on and look int he mirror. While struggling with a painting once, I went into a drawing class next door while they were on break and asked the ...


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This kind of thing is tricky, because there are no district shapes in the image for filters and selections to get hold of, so if you don't already have separate elements for the shapes and details in the image then you are going to be doing some drawing. In the following rough example image, I have done the following: Draw a path that recreates the shape ...


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Colour models are fine and all. They can do lots of good work and can make colour selection processes a lot easier. They are not, however, infallible. They are a means, not the end. My advice would be to start out with a 'mathematically' created set of shades for each colour. If they end up being unsatisfactory, eyeball it and adjust manually. Don't ...


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In paitning there is an old trick to make gradients. In general you do not use white to make a light red, because you have pink, that looks like contaminated with white. Instead you use a bit of yellow first and then send it to white: This happens to all colors in the color wheel, turn them a bit into the lighter section and then into white: The same when ...


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I did some tests to see if I could find out what you were talking about... I figured it out. What you need to do is this... Go into the flyout menu of the Graphic Styles Panel Make sure that 'Override Character Color' is unchecked: Then apply your style... Hope this helps.


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Here's another approach for Photoshop that you could take to achieve the result you want. Firstly to tone down the highlight is; Using your colour picker (i) select one of the darker tones from the handle. Make a new layer and fill it with the darker colour using the paint bucket tool (G). Create a layer mask to ensure that the fill you've created is ...


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I found the website you are referring to and used the inspector to select a header which has the yellow highlight: It seems to be just a background color. I don't see anything "glassy" about this.


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Here's a method without the need to "extract" anything, just using layers. Original layer on bottom New flag layer clipped to layer 1 Copy of the original layer - Blending mode set to Hard Light Hue Saturation adjustment clipped to layer 3, fully desaturated and brightened a little Example


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This is more basic experimentation than anything.... It's possible to start with a photo and remove color (desaturate) and boost contrast (levels) then use a number of different filters to achieve the engraving appearance. This sample uses Flaming Pear's India Ink filter (no affiliation). And uses a few variations for that filter in the hand and for the ...


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They are manipulated photos, I guess. The version in the middle looks tricky to be made only with effects, without drawing manually the parts which look simplified bones. Versions in the left and in the right use half-toning. There's plenty of noise inserted. To start one needs a photo where the limb is about 1000 px long to get enough resolution. The image ...


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I don't see a blanket answer here. A beard hides the facial features - lips and surrounding areas - but I don't think it will either detract or attract attention to the area by default. It's reliant on the face and the beard. If the goal is to hide a cleft palette, then a beard (or mustache) certainly would. But if the goal is to simply pull the eye away ...


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You can't apply highlighting like that to a selection of text, but you can add it to an entire line of point text using an appearance effect on a second fill. Open the Appearance panel (Window → Appearance) and with your text selected, add two fills. One for the the highlight box and one above it for the text itself. Add a Rectangle "Convert to Shape" ...


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An easy trick, considering you have normal light, is to make the things closer to you lighter, the elements that are further, darker. You have to imagine the light reflecting to the curvy surface and where it will touch first and last; the areas that are closer to the light will be the first touched and the most "illuminated." With illustration like this ...


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Yes you can achieve that with blending modes. I'll show you a quick example by adding some extra lit areas around the window... First, on a new layer, I block in some color in the areas I want lit. I used a solid shape for the lower area and radial gradients around the actual window: I then set the layer blending mode to "Soft Light": There is no ...


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I will cheat and give you some links for you to study. Inkscape: realistic lighting and shading How can I make a shape look like it is made of glass? Prototype Visualization: How can I learn to render glass convincingly? What you will notice and learn is that a glossy material has its looks for what is what they are reflecting, not what the material is ...


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I think your misreading the sources, I can not find a singe mention of luminance in the Wikipedia article. Multiply does not use luminance for anything it does just what the tin says it multiplies the RGB color components component wise. See a color is a triplet of values between 0-1 (or any other range, but so not to go into bit depth, simplest way is to ...


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Put your image as a separate layer above another layer and let it have blending mode Luminosity: My background image is more complex than the original single green. Luminosity isn't enough to give what is wanted. The result with it is too flat on complex colors. A curves adjustment layer (with the "next layer only" -switch =ON) can increase the ...


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I would create my own as alluded to by Kyle...(However, I don't think using Bevel & Emboss is going to get you there.) What follows is just my guessing to attempt to create the same general appearance. Start with a base shape and a few layer styles... This is merely a few gradient overlays and a drop shadow. Gradient 1 is a Linear Burn (...


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I typically create highlights without using any blending modes. I maybe old-school but I do not like using blending modes within Illustrator. The only blending mode I'll use on occasion is Multiply because it essentially equates to overprinting. However, it's still a very rare thing. Some blending modes do not work with CMYK art and are therefore not useful ...


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I'd use a Curves adjustment to create a solarization effect. Then you could use a Hue and Saturation adjustment to increase the saturation and alter the colours as required.


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A well-lit irregularly-shaped high-gloss finish black object will exhibit white highlights where the luminary is reflected toward the viewer. A well-lit irregularly-shaped semi-gloss finish black object will exhibit grey highlights where the luminary has a retro-reflecting surface toward the viewer. Either of these physical phenomena can be demonstrated by ...


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