How to create a crystal banner effect

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    In the video tutorial you will learn to make a abstract banner. Just using blending modes, you will create a crystal 100% vector and amazing shinny effects.

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    hello everyone and welcome back on this tutorial I'm going to show you how to get a crystal effect for banners on Adobe Illustrator like the one you see here first of all what we're going to do is create a rectangle the same size as our work space on the back later it's a little gradient from light grey to white with a gradient tool position the gradient tool bar family so the gray stays on the upper left corner and the white on its opposite one you have this blog the lair next with the pen tool we will trace a 4-sided shape that will be the back part of our banner fill the shape with a gradient from hot pink to think a bit darker to get a more natural effect we will go to angle stroke and we type - 150 we will also apply the same gradient to our four sided stroke by clicking apply gradient along the stroke and to finish it why did it too . and we're done with this part make the crystal we have to draw another 4-sided shape with the pen fill it in with white now change the opacity at ninety percent and to finish change blending mode to soft light to create the edge copy the crystal and paste it on top remove the white filling and apply a linear gradient across the stroke with three colors gray white and gray why this drug two points we are done with the crystal now we just have to add the highlights to give it more sense of reality in order to protect what we have done until the moment we are going to block the layer and create a new one where we were are going to work now with ctrl f paste the crystal we have on the clipboard and paste it on top using the pen tool draw a line that divides our object into select the line and the 4-sided shape and on pathfinder click divided I'm group elements and you will get two parts apply a gradient that goes from grey to white with a 20-degree angle and a ten percent of capacity on the left side feel the right side with black ten percent opacity and blending mode light and group back pieces now let's make the highlights more intense to do this create a perfect circle filled with radial gradient that goes from pure black to pure white concentrate the white in the middle of the circle and then change blend mode - screen flat into circle until it's why then taller copy it and paste it on top this time make the copy taller than wider join both shapes and place them on top of our fourth square copy the highlight and place it wherever you think it would shine to give it a more realistic look change the sizes of the highlights when you are done group all the sparkles and block the layer in which we've been working to finish the banner we're going to add some text grab the type tool i'm going to use the open sans bolt typography in at 25 points and paragraph centered I want my texts and white and with 100 tracking for the subtitle we're going to do the same that in the previous one but this time we will make it a bit smaller take of the tracking and change the typography to open sans light and now we're done with this tutorial on how to make banners with crystal effect on adobe illustrator I hope you enjoyed and see you on the next one bye

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