Ch-8: Appearance Panel: LIVE AFFECTS

Illustrator, like Photoshop, has a variety of visual effects that can be applied to objects.  These visual effects are available in two formats; as filters in the filter pull-down menu, and as effects in the effect pull-down menu.

The major difference between these two is in their ability to be turned off or changed.

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In applying these effects then, there are some differences between Photoshop and Illustrator in how these can be applied. They can be applied to the entire object or to individual parts of the object such as a single stroke line. These combinations of strokes, paths and effects applied can then be saved as appearances, graphic styles, which can be later applied to other objects in the way a layer style can be saved and applied in Photoshop.

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