This Tutorial was initially written in 2007 , some information might be outdate but still it is awesome!
Lets start by creating a new file , pick out the bright orange colour in your selected colours and start off by making a square with rounded rectangle tool
Draw a small circle using Ellipse tool pressing shift while creating will give you a perfect round.
use the pen tool to read a path something like this with stroke edges selected as straight as seen in the following image
Repeat step 4 this time add a central node as well which will help you achieve a better shape by adjusting it using anchor points
Select both the paths and go to object>Expand in the menu which will show up the Expand window , select the stroke expand and hit ok….
now select all the assets and right click and group . This is important as now when we are going to apply a 3D effect to it illustrator will take it as front face….
Now go to Effects>3D>Extrude and bevel with the group selected
Play around with the options in the window i have chosen 42 perspective , extrude depth 25pt , and rotate dimensions accordingly . You might like to keep the preview checked and view what is going on 🙂
here i have taken the image to photoshop to give it some gradience and play around with it since it is already done you can now do anything with it!
Working with illustrator is fun , creating vectors is fun.. There are plenty of plugins which make the job even more exciting . When i started working with illustrator i knew nothing about it and learned everything on my own , it was quite late that i started using plugins . But you know what there are plenty of plugins which make your life so easier and fun while you can concentrate more on creative side of your job. Here is a list of useful plugins which i have been using and enjoying. (more…)
[private]Ok on request here is how you achieve a half tone effect here only i used the shape of a circle . if you want it around a specific shape you must copy the outline of that shape and repeat the same then increase the size of the same shape , with reversal of colors you can get different effect
enjoy! lemme know if it was helpful
Hi there! My name is Asma and I’m an illustration Artist & Graphic Designer, helping designers, Artists and female entrepreneurs sell art online through graphic designer resources & coaching. I created this blog as a platform where I could share illustration tutorials & strategies for artists that bring results. Enjoy!