Illustrator has long been the tool of choice for designers, with its rich and detailed tools allowing them to create beautiful designs with minimal fuss.
But what about its other, more subtle tools?
What about the more subtle stuff?
That’s the purpose of the smooth tool.
With the smooth, a design can be made to look less refined and more elegant, in the same way that a designer might add a little texture to a logo to make it look more appealing.
But with the smooth you can make the appearance of a design more subtle too.
A smooth is a blend of three colours and a dot pattern, with a grey background.
Here’s how to create a smooth with Illustrator.
The first step is to import your design into the tool.
Click on the tool’s icon to open the menu and select ‘New’.
From here, select ‘Smooth’.
The tool will then create a layer in your design toolkit.
Next, click on the layer and drag it to your canvas.
From here you can select the desired colour and pattern, and the tool will produce the appropriate layer in the toolkit: Once you’ve done this, the tool should automatically produce a smooth layer in a new canvas.
The next step is a bit more tricky: you need to create the image, then import it.
Drag the image into the canvas and drag the selection tool until it produces a smooth image: Now, you can start painting.
Drag a white background colour around to fill the whole image, with the image’s background colour selected: Once the image is painted, the smooth layer should be created in the palette by dragging the selection to a new layer: You’ll want to paint it on with black to make the effect more subtle.
To add a texture to the image you can also use the ‘saturate’ tool, which gives the effect of adding a dot to the shape of the image: You can add as much or as little colour as you want to the texture.
The smoothing tool also allows you to add gradients to the smooth layers.
To do this, drag the layer to a different layer, and then drag the gradient tool from the menu to a separate layer: Now select the gradient from the gradient panel and add a gradient: You now have a smooth gradient layer.
Once you’re happy with the effect, you’ll want the background colour to be removed, as this will allow the smoothing layer to be used in a different way.
The final step is for you to upload your design to the Illustrator website.
The tool can create a single smooth layer, which will contain all the layers you have painted.
To upload a new image, click the upload button, and select your new image from the drop-down menu: Once finished, you should be able to download and use the new image.
Here are some tips for using the smooth: When using the Smooth tool, you might notice that it takes a bit longer to upload than with other tools.
The reason is that Illustrator only allows one layer at a time.
If you want the tool to upload multiple layers, use the upload option for multiple layers and then select the layer that you want from the upload options: If you have multiple layers to upload, make sure you drag them all onto a single layer in Illustrator, so that it is uploaded into a single canvas: If, on the other hand, you have a large number of layers to add, you could have multiple smooth layers on the same canvas, so each layer can be selected separately.