Class Info

  • Date: February 8, 2022
  • Meeting Info: On campus


Creating overlapping shapes and exploring blend Modes

Making a Continuous Line of Circles

Creating scalloped edges with holes punched through in Appearance Panel


What you can expect to learn

  • Blend Modes
  • Appearance Panel effects
  • Stroke Panel effects


Each week we will review homework assignments from the previous class. Students will participate in reviewing material and offering suggestions for improvement for their cohort. This week we discuss the use of the Appearance Panel to add additional strokes and fills, as well as using Fx to place some Dynamic Effects of the layers.


Lab assignments are done during class time. Follow directions for crescent effect, continuous line of circles, and creating a scalloped punch-out shape for a label and send all to the professor.


Each week you will need to respond to questions posted. This is a requirement for the participation part of your grade.

Homework Due Next Class: 

All work should be submitted by 8:00 am the Friday before class.

Each file should be saved according to the following naming convention. i.e., (Illustrator).


Blend Modes, Stroke Effects, Appearance Panel Effects


Here are some notes that you should read to educate yourself in the topic area described above.