I am making a logo in illustrator its a mix of text and symbols. I used two arrows from the swatches got the basic layout for the logo. When I go to add effects it looks very bad because I cannot get the text and the symbols to group and join as one. I would like to do this in a way so that everything looks like its one big image. I have tried tracing it using the pen tool and going over everything an got another problem.The problem I am having is that when I apply the 3d filter and apply an illumination to the logo it becomes very grainy. I don't know what to do.