cool art..

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by djsound, Aug 6, 2012.

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    djsound

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    I just saw this online and was wondering how something like this would be made. I couldn't figure it out....any ideas? attached.
     

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    Hexiii

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    It's kind of easy..

    A blured background which is cropped into some shape and then few triangles across.
     
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    djsound

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    Something like that hehe....I think it's a bit more in depth then that but close..
     
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    1. Create a clipping mask of the overall shape of (it looks like) a galaxy or nebula image in Illustrator.
    2. Make some triangles and distribute them accordingly. Change the color and blending mode on some of them.
     
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    sigmadog

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    Ding!

    Sounds right to me.
     
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    djsound

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    Well since the triangle shapes perfectly form the outer "nebula" shape, I don't think there was any mask involved. I think the triangles were just placed until that shape was formed. The part that I don't understand is has a gradient kind of feel overall. You could do the manually as the last guy said with blending modes etc. but it seems to me that it has a gradient overall applied...or something.
     
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    sigmadog

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    There are about 3 million different ways to do the same thing in Illustrator. I think 12dylan34 laid out a very simple two-step plan. You could reverse the steps and do the triangles first, then make the mask based on those triangles. Then it's just a matter of setting transparency and blend modes.

    I don't think this artwork is as complicated as it seems. It's very nice, but not that hard.
     

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