Today is the launch of our next new tool for Stylism, the AG Block Shadow tool, complementing our recently added AG Offset tool. Make a BIG impact with live block (long) shadows! Click-and-drag to apply to any object including editable text, vector art and groups. Use the Scale and Gap options for extra creativity.
Apply Block Shadows to editable text and art
Apply interactively to ensure creativity
Simulate vanishing points
Works with all live Effects
Quit all instances of Adobe Illustrator
Load the Astute Manager
Click on the top Update Plugins button
After the Astute Manager has completed the updates, re-run Illustrator
You can find the new AG Block Shadow tool stacked under the Stylism tool. The associated panel automatically opens when you switch to the tool, or is found under Window > Stylism > AG Offset Panel. You're done!
Need help? Here's some more information...
As always, we love to see how you use our tools and what you create, so please tag us on your social media posts with #astutegraphics and we'll share your work. Who knows? You may even become a featured artist on our blog!
Below is the first of the overview videos, you can find the full playlist of all the new features and additions to the subscription here »
Interactive tool with live block (long) shadow preview
Works on all art including text (maintain edit-ability), vectors, groups and targeted layers
Precise shadow angle and distance control
Set shadow fill color
Scale option to simulate vanishing point
Gap option for added creativity
Automatically shadow stroke style (weight, dashes, brush and profile)
Can be applied to object, stroke or fill via Appearance panel
True and clean vector shadow shape result
Detach to access editable result
Control all attributes with keypresses (works with AstuteBuddy)
Preferences to customize the way you work with the tool
Works with other native and Astute Graphics live Effects
Easily apply shadow Effect to other objects with Eyedropper Tool or Graphic Styles
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