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| | Re: i want to apply this kind of effect on my wings
I don't know if this helps, but here is a step by step example of how I would create that look;
Draw the wings (taking the blue section as the example) as vectors in illustrator, each feather has a black outline on the dark blue base layer even (though it looks like it has no outline because of the black background - the outline is set using one of the art brush options to give it it's style)
....then on another layer add the medium toned shapes (they are probably a lighter blue set to a low opacity or a white set to an even lower opacity)
...then on another layer draw the highlights again using white at a low opacity ...
The only problem you may have is that there is actually a very subtle gradient applied to it helping give the image shape and form. There also seems to be a slight (maybe gaussion?) blur applied to the layers (notice that the lines aren't sharp?) As I'm new to tshirt designing I'm not sure how much of an issue this would be in the printing process? (It would help me a tonne to know)...
the pen tool is your friend
Last edited by esmoli; June 27th, 2010 at 06:14 PM..
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