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Cool Blend Tool Tricks

I've droned on about the blend tool for quite a while now, but I haven't even begun to tell you all the great things you can do with it. Although I can't share every blend tool and custom gradation trick I've invented or gleaned over the years, in the following sections I'll suggest a handful of what I consider to be the most interesting tips and tricks. I hope they'll inspire you to develop more sophisticated techniques of your own.

Morphing Path Outlines

In addition to generating custom gradations, the blend tool lets you modify shapes. Much like the Pathfinder commands, you can use the tool to take two paths and combine them into a third. This technique is known as morphing.


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