In this section you will learn about glowing bamboo forest design.
This is a very mysterious design of glowing bamboo forest in the dark. This mysterious light is expressed with [overlay] and [color burn].
This is a so-called overlay layer effect. With this tutorial, you will find this overlay effect the design.
Create 2 rectangles which become the bases.
Create a rectangle to fill up the art board using the rectangle tool. Fill it with yellow green (#8CC63F) without lining. Copy the created rectangle by Ctrl+C and paste it on the top by Ctrl+F.
Now you have 2 same-size same-color rectangles.
Select a bamboo from Swatch Library.
Select the rectangle on the top. Click [Swatch Panel (Window -> Swatch) -> open Swatch Library -> Pattern -> Nature -> Nature_Plant]
Nature_Plant panel opens. Click bamboo. The rectangle fill is applied to the bamboos!
This is already okay as it is, but let’s try enlarging the bamboos.Keep selecting the rectangle and click [Object -> Transform -> Size]
[Size dialog box] appears, put numerals as shown in the dialog above, only check on the pattern.
(You can see the enlarged bamboos by checking preview. You can adjust the numerals as you like by looking at the preview.)
The bamboo size only is enlarged and the size of the rectangle remains the same!
Apply overlay on the rectangle which the bamboo pattern is applied.
Keep selecting the rectangle and click [Clear Panel (Window -> Clear) -> Overlay].
Overlay is applied on the bamboo pattern rectangle.
[Overlay] is an effect to take on different approach with [multiplication] and [screen]. The background color remains the same and the highlighted part is bright and the shadow part it dark. You will get an effect as shown above.
Create another rectangle with the rectangle tool over the one with overlay.Apply black and white gradation on the top rectangle as shown above.
Apply “color burn” on the rectangle with gradation.
Select the rectangle with gradation. Select [Clear Panel (Window -> Clear) -> Color Burn]. Make the opacity 95%.
“Color burn” is applied on the rectangle with gradation. where the background colors are darkened based on the foreground colors.
The design is completed by inserting text on top!
How do you like this mysterious design? You can create this type of fantastic designs by overlaying layers.
There various types of multiple layer effects, such as multiplication, contrast, color burn, overlay, to name a few. It is quite hard to grasp the concept. Start by trying out different things. You might discover something you wouldn’t expect.