Digital Line Art Effect in Adobe Illustrator


Digital Line Art Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
In today’s tutorial, we will create a Digital Line Art Effect. You must have seen many tutorials of line art in which Transform Tool or Brush Tool would be used but we will create our Digital Line Art with the help of Blend Tool and Shape Builder Tool.
Digital Line Art Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow the below steps-
Step 1
Firstly, place an image on the artboard of which you want to create the Digital Line Art Effect and expand it. I have selected the silhouette of a wolf.
Silhouette of a wolf
 
Now select the Pen Tool and draw a Stroke Line.
Draw a Stroke Line with the help of the Pen Tool
The Stroke Size is 4pt.
Step 2
Now with the help of the Alt key make a duplicate copy of the stroke line.
Create copy of the stroke line
Now place both the stroke lines close to the silhouette; i.e.; one stroke close to the foot of the wolf and the other stroke close to the tail of the wolf.
Bring stroke lines close to the silhouette
Step 3
Select both the stroke lines and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Now place the cursor on Blend and select Make.
create blend of the stroke lines
Create blend of the stroke lines
As I want to reduce the blend steps so I will double click on the Blend Tool and will reduce the Specified Steps.
reduce the blend steps
Step 4
Now select the blend result and click on Object in the Menu Bar and select Expand.
expand the lines
When you will click on Expand, a dialogue box will appear on the artboard.
Expand the lines
Click OK.
Step 5
Press Ctrl + A to select the line strokes and the silhouette.
select all the stroke lines
Now select the Shape Builder Tool. Press and hold the Alt key to delete the stroke lines which are not covering the silhouette.
use the shape builder tool to remove the extra digital lines
Now delete the silhouette.
Digital Line Art Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Your Digital Line Art Effect is ready.
If you want you can change the stroke size and type.
Digital Line Art Effect in Adobe Illustrator
Practice this Digital Line Art Effect and write your views in the comment section. Also, share this tutorial with others.

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