Awards & Engraving

August '17

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64 a-e-mag.com • A&E AUGUST 2017 apple to find the best position within the apple that looked most authentic. I could also change the apple color and/or the highlight color until the combination looked just right. (fig 7a, 7b) To give it further dimension, I decided to create a shadow underneath the apple. First I created the outer shape of the shadow and then the inner shape repre- senting the darkest part of the shadow. I assigned no stroke to the outer shape and filled it with white, and on the inner shape, also no stroke and filled it with dark gray. Again, I selected both shapes and chose the Interactive Blend tool. As above, a gradation occurred from the darker center of the shadow blending out to white, the color of the background, making the shadow appear authentic. Jim Sadler is a former university professor of computer graphics and a freelance designer. He is currently offering his ser- vices as a consultant within the industry. He brings together his expertise in design, computer graphics and industry-related technologies with his ability to communi- cate through teaching, technical assistance and, of course, through writing for A&E Magazine. Jim can be reached by e-mail at jim@jsadlerdesign.com. His web address is www.jsadlerdesign.com. Graphic Design CORELDRAW FROM A TO E fig 7a fig 7b A&E Do you want to find a recognized source for all of your company's needs? Do you want to find a recognized source for all of your company's needs? Visit http://ae.nbmguide.com today to find a manufacturer/distributor near you!

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