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How do I modify this colored Mesh in Illustrator?


Question

I have this nifty glowing ring in an EPS file. I am trying to figure out how to use Illustrator to have the same blue ring with a white background.

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I'm having difficulty understanding where the black background comes from. I know that the layout of the file is a number of overlapping circles, then a single mesh that results in the final output. When the Mesh is hidden:

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On that Mesh, I think the blue color is controlled through the "Recolor Artwork" dialog enter image description here

Knowing now how the effect is constructed, how would I go about having the same blue effect with a white background?

2014/12/11
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12/11/2014 2:59:00 AM

One way of doing it would be by inverting colors. First expand artwork.

select the artwork >Edit >Edit Colors>Invert colors

This way your black areas become white. But you will have to recolor artwork after, since colors other than black and white turn into other colors on inverting .

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12/11/2014 7:45:00 AM