This tutorial covers:
- How to outline a border
- How to cut things from the Compound Path using Freehand Shaping Tool (former Shading Tool )
- How to arrange the radial gradient
- How to create and update the Shared style in Gravit Designer.
- How to avoid the pitfalls and remedy small omissions of the editor
How to Outline a Border
You can easily convert a border to outlines in Gravit Designer by using Vectorize Border icon into the Tools Panel.
Too many points? Let’s simplify the path by heading over to the
Modify/Path/Simplify Path (
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt/Opt+S). Set the tolerance to 30% to reduce the number of points from 38 to 8!
How to Cut Things Out Using the Freehand Shaping Tool
What if you need to cut a portion away of the compound path? This is a common task which might be tedious if you are using the wrong tool.
The Freehand Shaping tool is the best option when you need to add or subtract a piece of a path or an object.
Select the path and grab the Freehand Shaping tool. Holding
Left Mouse Button key draw around the portion you want to delete.
How to Arrange a Radial Gradient
A Radial Gradient is key for creating the metallic effect in this tutorial. To successfully arrange the color across the ring you need to employ both: The
- The Gradient Slider within the Gradient Panel to set the color hues
- The Gradient Strip to fine tune the position of the gradient stops.
How to Create and Update a Shared Style in Gravit Designer
If your objects bear a lot of effects or appearance attributes, you can use the Shared Style to store and share them with other objects within a single click.
To create a Shared Style head over to the Shared Style drop-down menu and select Create New Shared Style.
In the opened dialog box give it a name and click Create button.
To apply the shared style, select an object and head over to the Shared Style drop-down and select the name of the shared style.
To Update the shared style click the Sync button on the right of the Shared Style panel.
Apply Effects to Objects in Bulk
The amazing thing of Gravit Designer is that you can apply effects to the objects in bulk. You just need to group them using
Ctrl/Cmd+G and apply effects to the group.
Notice that small pieces are no casting the shadow to the main rings (see the video), so the group is treated as a single object. Fantastic, right?
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