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Be My Light

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Made for my "Create a Light Painting, Bokeh Effect in Illustrator – Vector Premium Tutorial" on vector.tutsplus.com



Made entirely in Illustrator after a hand-drawn sketch for the type. I used Art and Scatter Brushes to create the effect. And naturally different kinds of blend modes.
I've seen similar effects done in Photoshop quite often, so this was very much also an effort to recreate the same, using only vector means.

No blurs were used to create the artwork.

There are probably some flaws in it, as I was mainly trying to write a tutorial on it :)

Nonetheless I am very please with the outcome and hope the tutorial will be helpful :aww:

Hope you dig this :peace: :heart:
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viophotoStudent Writer
woww!! i love it! your job is amazing :clap:
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
Thank you :hug:
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I like it :)
This is a very good idea!
Bravo =]
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
Thank you :aww: :hug:
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How! This is fantastic! May I ask how long you have been working with Illustrator? I know Photoshop left and right, but I have never been able to really grasp Illustrator, as much as I'd like to.
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
Thank you :aww:

I have been starting to teach myself Illustrator 5 or 6 years ago. Before that I used Freehand for vector work, which I also learned at college.

Illustrators interface is a bit harder to understand, when you worked with Photoshop before. They share some similarities, but you usually have to learn Illustrator from the basics. And play around with it :D
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HumanNature84Professional Digital Artist
I like this!
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
Thank you! :hug:
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DomiSMProfessional Digital Artist
Love this...love the bokeh and the lighting...thought it was an actual light painting at first! Very well done :D
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
thank you :huggle: haha that's awesome :la:
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well this is looks great.. :p and it's vector!!
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
thanks :D hehe indeed :giggle:
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alexandrasalasProfessional Digital Artist
It looks great! I really like the typography and effects.
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
thank you :huggle:
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gillianivyartHobbyist General Artist
:D Ooooo shiny!
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
indeed :giggle:
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gillianivyartHobbyist General Artist
From the thumbnail, it really looked like light writing!
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
yay, thank you :la:
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ChewedKandiProfessional Digital Artist
LOVING this effect :love:
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
thank you :huggle:
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Empath12Professional Digital Artist
I LOVEEEEEEEE IT...THIS ART JUST GAVE ME INSPIRATION :D THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING IT :D
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
thank you :XD:

I'm glad it inspired you :eager:
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PatrickRuegheimer Photographer
The 'lightpainting' looks amazing as well the bokeh in the background, but I imo don't like the bokeh in the foreground, also the i dot looks like an e. :iconhideplz:
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
thanks :hug:

yeah, quite possibly too much bokeh :B even if I'm unsure which you mean :lol: the big ones or the small ones?

haha it does look like that :lmao: totally didnt see that :giggle:
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