How do you make an object look metallic in Illustrator?

How do you make something look metallic in Illustrator?

To mimic a metallic look, you can source hues from the Metal palette. Click on the hamburger dropdown in the Swatches panel and select Open Swatch Library > Metal. This default palette compiles swatches that are ideal for creating silver- and gold-toned gradients.

How do you make an object look shiny in Illustrator?

Apply an inner or outer glow

  1. Select an object or group (or target a layer in the Layers panel).
  2. Choose Effect > Stylize > Inner Glow or Effect > Stylize > Outer Glow.
  3. Click the color preview square next to the blending mode menu to specify a color for the glow.
  4. Set additional options, and click OK: Mode.

How do you make something look metallic?

To make something look metallic, first, increase the contrast. Then add more light and dark transitions, creating a sort of pattern. You’ll see this in the third column of the graphic below – a “light, middle, dark, middle, light” pattern.

How do you make a highlight effect in Illustrator?

Click on the “Fill” box and select the color you want to highlight with. Click on the “Stroke” box next to the “Fill” box and set the stroke to “None” for traditional highlighting. (Fill color is what colors the inside of the shape; stroke color is the color that defines the edge of the shape.)

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