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Visual QuickStart Guide Illustrator CS2 for Windows and Macintosh by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 23. Blends

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to use the Make Blend command and the Blend tool to create live (editable), multistep color and shape progressions between two or more objects; edit, change blend options for, and release a blend; and perform an easy practice exercise.

Blends are Live!

Both the Make Blend command and the Blend tool create a multistep color and shape progression between two or more objects. Using the Blend tool, you can control which parts of the objects are used for calculating the blend, whereas the Make Blend command controls this function automatically.

Although you can’t alter the transitional objects in a blend directly, a whole blend will update instantly if you edit the original blend objects or reshape ...

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