The progress bar is a common UI design elements, we would usually spend at boot time the user steps, progress bar and an exquisite plays a not inconsiderable role in enhancing the user experience.Today we are going to learn to build progress bar with AI, AI mainly for highlights and shadows in production techniques, hands-on practice it open.
First, the production background
Who said, more simple and more difficult.This sentence really is not contradictory.The progress bar appears to be very simple, but we need to be strictly controlled in proportion, will make it look full fine.This requires us to make good use of grid lines.
AI open a new document width 200px 600px high, remove the "make new objects to the pixel grid alignment" option, remove this option will let you put pen to paper at the time of drawing more freedom.Other parameters See the following figure.
After the success of the new, go to [Edit> Preferences> Guides & Grid], the grid line spacing is set to 1px, once the dividing line is set to 1.Parameter setting means here is to make one pixel as a grid, so that the composition of gridlines.
It helps to set the grid before drawing the drawing for the exact proportions to grasp, just as you have the precise ruler.At this point, if you have not set the "Show Grid" and "Snap to Grid", and that as soon as possible to go check these two views.
Using the rectangle tool, draw a rectangle and a same size slate, light gray fill.Then open the Appearance panel, add a coloring on the basis of the original coloring.The new fill to a gradient fill.Gradient radial gradients, gradient color settings can refer to my settings.
Then to add a little grainy background.BACKGROUND rectangular holding still selected, adding a third coloring, the coloring is black, and the transparency of the black coloring layer is reduced to 4%, blend mode to multiply.
[Effects then enter> Art Effect> Film Grain], set the following parameters in the setting panel.Particle effects to bring the overall feeling of elegant and refined feel.Next time your project you can try to make this background.
Second, the progress bar shape drawing
First of all, you can make a part of the background of the lock (ctrl + 2), so it will not affect the rest of your operation to the background.
Respectively, using an ellipse and a rectangle rectangle tool on tool to draw a perfect circle and five.Then close the "Snap to Grid", enter [Edit> Preferences> General], the keyboard of the incremental parameter is set to 1px.
Selected object is drawn in the previous step, open the path finder mode shape click mode union.
Third, the highlights and shadows
I always felt that AI was not to create a shadow as the PS easier, apply a drop shadow effect in addition to, but also the need for other modifications, three-dimensional expression.
Let us target for the current drawn increases a sense of the level of depression.First layers on top of an existing object replication.And then select the top layer, use the keyboard arrow keys, move down 1 pixel (remember when we set up the keyboard in increments of 1px, truth in this).
Copy the object at the top of the most select and copy objects below it, and then enter the path to the Finder, click the icon minus the top.
After subtracting this top-level object is set to black, 20% opacity, blend mode to Multiply.
Drawing selected objects STEP04, then go [Object> Path> Offset Path], arranged in the displacement path offset -4px.After this shift to object fill gradient fill, gradient set as shown below.
You do not have to refer to my full set, but you need to keep in mind is that this time is to add shading to transition this object, strictly speaking, our global light from the hit, therefore, in close proximity to the light source it brighter, otherwise rather bleak.With highlights and shadows, the screen will appear stereoscopic.
Re-selected object STEP04 drawn into the [Effect> Stylize> projection], three times for it plus three projection effects.Similarly, in order to create the object periphery of highlights and shadows.
STEP06 Select the object in the drawing, two copies.Using STEP05 manner, the topmost layer of the copy moved down one pixel.Then select the next layer located in its replication layers.Use PathFinder, click the minus icon in the top.Then, minus the top-level object is set to white.
Re-drawn object selected in STEP06, two copies of the copy of the topmost layer of upward movement of a pixel.Then select the next layer located in its replication layers.Use PathFinder, click the minus icon in the top.And then subtracting the top-level object is set to black, transparency 20% reduction.
STEP06 selected objects drawn in again, enter [Effect> Stylize> projection], were applied on two projection effects.
Here the use of multiple projection purpose is to increase the sense of hierarchy in the shadows.
Fourth, text, and other elements
You can be accompanied by a number, or some appropriate text for each radio button.To this end the use of re-projection, to maintain the overall coordination of the elements of style.
You can also add some small elements, such as a painting on the hook, this icon is labeled steps the user has completed the order.First draw a rectangular shape tool, and then enter the [Effect> Stylize>] fillet, the fillet radius to 1px.Stroke is set to take over this object.You must remember to select the object to expand After setting stroke.The extended objects and then use the projected effect.Projection parameters are as follows.
The progress of the final image:
You can also apply the same principle to design a set of the same style UI KIT.