Vector is not really known for soft edges, in fact, getting the right blend can sometimes be a challenge. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to trick Illustrator into giving you exactly what you need. Here I’ve created a piece of art with a straight solid edge for a printed piece my client is using. As it turns out everyone loved the character so much they wanted to use it again as a spot with a faded edge later in the article. This would be easy if I could convert the piece to bitmap. Photoshop is great with fades and blends but my client needs this one to be vector as well. Luckily there’s a pretty simple solution. In this video, I will show you how to take an existing vector illustration, crop it and apply a faded edge. Fasten your seat belts vector lovers because this is one you’re going to want to use again and again.
Until next time, Happy illustrating!