Sign & Digital Graphics

December '17

Issue link: http://read.uberflip.com/i/904525

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 48 of 88

42 • December 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S DIGITAL PRINTING AND FINISHING DIGITAL GRAPHICS should touch each other. Don't make the triangles too big or too small. Most importantly, be sure that the anchor points are placed on the grid intersections. Continue this process until you've created a web of triangles that define the surface planes of the face (see Figure 7). Occasionally you may find that a triangle doesn't quite fit an area, for example, the areas around the eyes. It's OK to occasion- ally use other types polygons if necessary as long as there are no gaps between the shapes and that the anchor points align to the grid intersections. Divide the Triangles When you've completed drawing the triangles, you are ready to separate them into individual shapes. Each triangle needs to be a separate closed path. Select all. Choose the Pathfinder and click the Divide button to achieve this effect (see Figure 8). With the paths still selected set the stroke color to None. Choose Colors At this point in the process you'll need to select the indi- vidual triangles and fill them with color. Unfortunately there is no automatic way to do this so you'll have to do it manually. In the View menu hide the Grid. Click the Fill icon in the Tools panel to be sure you are filling the shape and not stroking it. Figure 7: Continue making triangles until you've created a web of triangles that define the surface planes of the face. Figure 8: Choose the Pathfinder and click the Divide button to create individual triangles. Figure 9: Open the Layers panel and expand the Triangle layer so that you see the individual sub-layers and click the circle to the right of the top most sub-layer to select the specific triangle. Figure 10: Select the eyedropper tool and sample the click on the color within each triangle. Repeat the process until all of the triangles are filled with color.

Articles in this issue

view archives of Sign & Digital Graphics - December '17