In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques, Deke finally finishes that odd Triangle-Face creature by using the Old School Free Distort filter (and then some dynamic effects) in Adobe Illustrator. This episode also shares some trial-and-error that gives you insight into how Deke actually works his way through these crazy ideas.
The goal today is to get that skew going that makes the face look a bit more maniacal. At first, Deke attempts to skew the face against the background by using the relatively new Free Transform ability in Illustrator. But, this method proves problematic:
So, instead he goes back and employs the relatively old (OK, old) Free Distort effect, which comes with this completely lacking preview, but none-the-less does the job:
If you’re a member of LinkedIn Learning, then Deke’s got a follow up movie in which he shows you how adding a few Dynamic (and therefore reversible and adjustable) , namely Drop Shadow and Gaussian Blur, helps finish off the effect.
Deke’s Techniques, giving full realization to your geometric dreams.