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Radiation Project: Thoughts and Final Submission

When creating radiations in Illustrator, I found that, similar to the repetition project, every small change made a big difference on the final image. The degree at which the object radiates changes the look and feel of the image vastly, so finding the correct degree of radiation, shape of the chosen object and the size of the radiation became the biggest challenge of this project. I also found that using color on radiations, whether on the strokes or in a Live Paint mode, created vastly different images as well.

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This radiation is composed of three layers. Each was made with a block arrow, each radiation outlined in a varying degree of pink.
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By using the live paint tool in Illustrator, these radiating star shapes create a kaleidoscope design.
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The word “Devil” spirals into a sharp, ominous looking eye
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Using the same font as “Devil,” the word “Jesus” creates a calm, organic look of spirals and curves.
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A simple radiation of circles
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Inspired by engravings of leaves, this radiation becomes floral in nature.

When we had to make an animation of the radiations I became frustrated at first because I was having difficulty making the radiations into layers. I have experience making GIF’s for the web, so I wasn’t unfamiliar with the concept. Once I learned what to do the final product came out great.

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