cool art..

djsound

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Something like that hehe....I think it's a bit more in depth then that but close..
 

12dylan34

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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.
 

djsound

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Dec 4, 2006
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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.
 

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.