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redroy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 1393
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 08-22-2006 16:44 Edit Quote

I can not for the life of me find a tutorial for a chrome effect in illustrator. I've found thousands for photoshop but the project I'm working on is a logo and needs to be print ready. Anybody know of a good tut or know a good way of accomplishing this effect in illustrator? (CS)

hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 08-22-2006 19:15 Edit Quote

I doubt you will find a tutorial to do that in Illustrator.

I think your best bet will be to create the chrome image you want in Photoshop at a resolution of about 300dpi. Then import the image into Illustrator and convert the image to several hundred objects.

It's been a while since I worked with Illustrator, so someone else here may have a better suggestion.

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NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 08-22-2006 19:39 Edit Quote

This is a chrome tutorial for 'freehand' but I think it can be adapted for illustrator without too much insanity.

http://www.vecpix.com/tutorials/freehand/fh006.php

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redroy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 1393
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 08-23-2006 05:01 Edit Quote

Thanks! That did help out. Mostly I just didn't know if I was going crazy or not. Usually I design everything in photoshop and when it needs to be print ready, like a logo, I just move it over and re-create any bitmap stuff. I'm trying to break myself of that habbit because I'm sure there's things I'm misssing out on within Illustrator.

Radical Rob
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Lost Angeles Kalifornia, via Hawaii....
Insane since: Jun 2001

IP logged posted posted 08-28-2006 09:22 Edit Quote

I feel ya roy... i recently realized that alot of stuff i need to print for this new job of mine involves alot of vector graphics, importing into quark and blowing up the images to huge posters.

trying to find cheats or shortucuts for illustrator aren't easy. I've learned that the gradiant tool is my friend! I recently tried to convert a picture of jessica alba into a total illustrator image by hand... GOOD GOD what a nightmare! I know there are probably easier ways to do it, i just dont know how. Give me the same image in photoshop and i feel way more comfortable.

I'd love it if the asylum dedicated a section just on illustrator! most of what i've learned for PS i learned by asking around here. luv this place!!

Defenseman13
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Long Beach, California
Insane since: Feb 2008

IP logged posted posted 02-22-2008 19:27 Edit Quote

You can actually do this in hotoshop, then flatten the layer so that there's no layer styles. You can then open the PSD file in Illustrator and import the layers as objects. You will make the Illustrator file a lot bigger this way, but depending how big your project is, this could work.



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