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Long Shadow Effect with Snap to Collisions Tool and Extend Path Tool

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool/ Comments: 0
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In this tutorial we will cover a technique for creating a Long Shadow effect using the ColliderScribe and VectorScribe plug-ins, which will allow us to make it easy and quickly. Long Shadow is a popular trend today that is why I think this tutorial will be useful for you. I’m hoping that you have already experienced using ColliderScribe and VectorScribe if not, download 14 day free trials now!

Step 1

To demonstrate the technique of creating a Long Shadow effect, I will use the Link icon that I created earlier.

Now we will create two line segments at an angle of 45 degrees. The length and position of the segments does not matter.

Step 2

Take the Snap To Collisions Tool (ColliderScribe) and move the first segment until it becomes tangent with the outline of the icon. The collision marker will appear at the tangent point. Do the same with the second segment.

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