An illustration editor’s job is to make sure the artwork in the magazine looks good on a computer.
That means having a nice background and being able to switch between different backgrounds, with a nice, sharp, and vibrant background, and then a dark background, with no blur or ghosting.
Illustration Magazine’s cover art, as well as the article itself, can be customised to suit your needs.
Here’s how you can customize the background for your Illustrator article, or the article’s header.
The cover art itself is done with a gradient-based background, which gives a nice look to the article and the images inside.
The article itself is then created using a gradient background that has a gradient effect on it, and the header is created using an inverted gradient background.
The Illustrator background is created with a different gradient to the main background, so that it’s not too overwhelming and you can adjust the background gradient for your liking.
To adjust the gradient effect, press the Shift key.
You can change the color of the background, as you’d like.
You can also change the size of the gradient gradient.
The default size is 0.5, but you can change it to anything you like.
When you create an image using the background in Illustrator, you can apply the gradient, as shown below.
You do this by clicking the layer name with a dot in it, then dragging the gradient in.
It’ll appear on the layer and you’ll see a preview of the image.
When working on the article, you’ll want to change the background from the default gradient background to the gradient that looks best for your article.
To do this, press Ctrl+Shift+I.
You’ll be able to change how much of the default background gradient you want to use, and how you want the background to blend with the image, as explained in the next section.
When using a gradient effect in Illustration, you need to apply it to the entire layer.
In the example below, I’ve added a gradient to both the main and the article background, to make it more like a regular background.
To apply a gradient from the background layer, go to Edit > Apply Gradient Effects.
You will see a new Gradient Effect in the Effects panel, under the Gradient Tool.
Choose the Gradients tab, and in the Gradiency section, choose the Graduated effect.
Select the Gradidues slider, and click Apply.
This will change the gradient on the gradient-gradient layer, so it’s now in the same gradient gradient as the main gradient.
In this example, I’m applying the gradient to only the article layer, and not to the other layers.
To apply the background as well, just press Ctrl + Shift + I, and you should see the gradient appear in the image again.
In this case, I’d applied a gradient gradient to cover the entire article, but that would also have looked good on the header too.
I could also apply the same effect to the header, but this time it would only apply to the bottom right corner of the page, instead of all the way down.
The final step is to apply the image’s background gradient to your article’s body.
To use the gradient effects on the body, you have to use the Gradication Tool.
In order to use gradients, the gradient is applied to the layer beneath the image in the editor, rather than to the image itself.
To change the image gradient, go back to Edit -> Preferences, and select the Image Gradient.
This will bring up a new panel, where you can select the gradient you just applied.
Select that gradient and click the Apply button.
This should take care of everything for the article body, so you don’t need to worry about it.
To finish up, you should have a good article.
If you do have any questions, just post them in the comments below.