Matte effect in illustrator
I'm new to graphic design.
Does anyone know how to create a the matte shape like this from the picture below!
It is possible using Illustrator and using the photoshop effect built in illustrator.. please follow the following steps.
- place you image in your artboard.
[CTRL+C]the placed image and past it exactly on the old on by pressing
[CTRL+F]- now you have two images over each other.
draw a circle over the desire spot.
by the black arrow select the circle and the image that you have just pasted over the old one. and make a clipping mask by going to
object>clipping mask>makeor press
now we are ready to make the effect to the circle which appear exactly on the old image spot. be careful not to move it. go to
effect>blur>Gaussian blurand set a desire value preferable to be between 3 to 7
after doing the effect group the circle with the old placed image by selecting them both and press
if you want to make the matte effect you can add another circle with a white color having 50% opacity and put over or under the mask circle.