Does any1 out there know why outer glow won’t work on Illustrator? When I select the object I want to apply it to, and then go to “effct-stylize-outer glow” it goes through the motions as if it works but doesn’t apply the effect!!
Did you make sure you set the color of the outer glow and play with the settings to make it big enough for you to see? Mine uses a light yellow by default which won’t show up unless it’s in front of a dark background. It took me a while before I even saw that I could change that color. If you’re applying it to a big object, the default specs might make it really hard to see unless you adjust it. Hope this helps.
i had that exact problem with outer glow in v9, but on v10 outer glow works like a charm…i now use it way to much, although it’s always very subtle… and now i often set it to black and use multiply transparency…just softens everything up…
only thing i hate is how outer glow gets super pixelated at small sizes…often i work at a larger size if i need to export the artwork to bitmap…
You guys should really check out the adobe forums:
PC Illustrator forum:
This was posted under the illustrator FAQs thread:
Illustrator preferences are stored in the file Aiprefs. This file has no file extension, is a hidden file, and its location is dependent upon the operating system version.
To locate the file from Windows Explorer it is necessary to set Explorer options to “View Hidden Files and Folder”
Under Win XP and Win 2K, the file will be located in:
%windir%\Documents and Settings~username\Application Data\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator [Version].
If manually deleting this file, ensure Illustrator is closed first.
With Illustrator CS, it is also possible to delete the preferences by holding down CTRL+ALT+SHIFT whilst starting the application and responding ‘Yes’ when prompted (but you do have to be really quick to do so - if the Splash screen displays, Illustrator has beaten you to it)