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Shading to produce shadow

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Hello,

 

I do not use AI often, but when I do it is mostly for maps and the drawing of artefacts. I have a version of CS5. Until recently, I could use the pen tool or the paintbrush to apply the fine or coarse sandstone swatch that would produce dotted shading - the more applications of the tools in the one spot would produce a darker shade as more dots were added, and one could produse a great effect of shadowed and lighted areas. 

 

A few months back I got a new computer; and now when doing the same action using the sandstone swatch there is no addition to the density of dots apart from that put down in the first application. I can no longer produce a combination of many applications. 

 

I have tried adding an extra layer, but that does not work.

 

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to have mutliple applications added to a single area?

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Shading to produce shadow

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Hello,

 

I do not use AI often, but when I do it is mostly for maps and the drawing of artefacts. I have a version of CS5. Until recently, I could use the pen tool or the paintbrush to apply the fine or coarse sandstone swatch that would produce dotted shading - the more applications of the tools in the one spot would produce a darker shade as more dots were added, and one could produse a great effect of shadowed and lighted areas. 

 

A few months back I got a new computer; and now when doing the same action using the sandstone swatch there is no addition to the density of dots apart from that put down in the first application. I can no longer produce a combination of many applications. 

 

I have tried adding an extra layer, but that does not work.

 

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to have mutliple applications added to a single area?

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You can apply multiple fills and strokes in the Appearance panel, and you can even rearrange them to change the stacking order. There's a tutorial covering the Appearance panel in Illustrator CS5 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7Ky-xfwS3w

 

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I guess you used a Pattern brush. 

You can open one of your old files, copy an object that has the pattern brush applied and paste it into a new file to use it. Or open such an old file as a brush library to get the brush.

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