Day Ninety-Eight

Today I finished lesson 6 and started and finished lesson 7.

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I first started with the Transform Each tool, which you get to by going to the object menu and select transform and then transform each.

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Then with the transform each panel open you change the anchor point to the top center. You then change the Scale points for Horizontal (110%) and Vertical (115%). And then Move Horizontal (-5 px) and Vertical (-5 px). and then you would press copy at the bottom. Once you do that you can press Command D to many more that get larger each time.

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To reflect something you use the reflecting tool in the tool panel, and you use the direct selection tool to select your half image and then press the reflect tool and you shift click and drag to move it to the other half.

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Then press command z and then command shift z and then you use the arrow keys to move the object over to fill the gap.

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To fill a image you make sure fill is on and then you open your swathes panel and select the colors you want for each part, if you wish to select several objects then fill them all the same you just hold down shift will clicking.

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To use the gradient tool you go to the window menu and go down to gradient and then you and select your object.

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All you do is select which gradient you wish, I used black and white. Then you and use the color stops to change the color of the object. And you can also change what type it is to radial to make the round gradients.

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The way you change the way your stokes look is easy, you go and select your fill and stroke and then open the stroke panel.

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I changed the width of my stroke to five and then I went in and selected the eyes and pressed fill to make them black instead of white.

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To add endpoints and/or add dashed lines, you go to the stroke panel and change the weight of the line to 20.

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And then I added a round endpoint and changed the size from 100% to about 50%, I also added an arrow end and changed the size as well.

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I then did dashed lines, I went to the stroke panel and checked yes on dashed line and made all of my dashes 5pt and my gaps 2pt. I then added grow endpoints and the scale number to 50%. I also changed the profile to make it more deigned.

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I then used the gradient panel to make my clock 3 dimensional, I first chose my colors of dark and light red, then changed my stroke from in the center to the middle.

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I then added another color stop to the opposite side but made the middle one the lighter red shade to give it a glossy/3D look.

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I then used the width tool to make this image more hang drawn looking, I first pressed shift W to access the tool. I clicked one line and made it either wider or skinnier, depending on the spot placement.

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