I try to recreate a design and want to know a better way to create the glow on the outline.
Below is my copywork:
If you look closer, you can tell the bright glowing parts on the strokes don’t look as smooth and natural as the original photo, especially the glow on the left side.
I took two approaches to create the glow:
For the glow on the right:
I simply applied white Linear color to the Stroke. I was able to let the glow only show up on the areas I want the effects on.
I didn’t do the same for the left side because the glow will extend to other parts of object if I try to apply linear stroke to the whole outline.
Therefore I had to use another way to create the glow on the left. Following is what I did:
For the glow on the left:
create two rectangles → used Linear Fill → Mask them with the object’s outline → Result: the glow can be shown on the left parts of the object
My question: I don’t think this is the best way to do so. I’m looking for suggestions on how to create glow on different parts of a vector precisely. Thank you!