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recreate and expand

by JuliannaKunstler.com

Recreate the image below using Adobe Illustrator.

Plan your steps to be most efficient.

learning targets:

  • shape drawing and modifying
  • pathfinder panel options
  • object arrangement
  • freehand drawing with Pen tool
  • object opacity
  • custom gradients
  • blur effect

reference image:


Concider starting with a rectangle and rounding the three corners.

Northern lights:

Start with a custom gradient

Apply Gausian Blur effect

Expand the scene, add more details, be creative!

idea credit: design.tutsplus.com