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How to Make Something Look 3D in Illustrator?

Posted in Article, Graphic, Illustrator3 months ago • Written by M azimiNo Comments

In this Illustrator tutorial, I’m going to make a very organic graphic utilizing a stroke effect along with many other effects. Overlaying other effects, such as gradient, blend option in illustrator, zig zag tool in illustrator, pucker, and bloat in illustrator. The combination of these effects is utilized to create a unique object for a number of different applications! Let’s make something look 3D in Illustrator CC.

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How to Make Something Look 3D in Illustrator?

How to Make Something Look 3D in Illustrator?

How to Create 3D Objects in Illustrator?

In this tutorial, we’re going to work on blend options and some effects like zig zag and pucker & bloat in Illustrator. This is simple but looks awesome like 3D objects. But in this case, we don’t touch the 3D. Suppose How to 3D mesh geometric object in Illustrator CC (Tutorial). If you want to make objects look 3D in Illustrator.

Step 1

First of all. Create a new document with any size, or draw a new layer inside your artwork to any size, then fill it with any color you would like. This depends on you.

Create a new Page

Create a new Page

Step 2

And. Click on artwork or draw the star with the radius 1 and radius 2, But the points 8. No matter whether the points is less or more. And pick the direct selection tool, draw around the star and then change the corners: 29.83 px. And align it to the artboard.

How to use blend options in Illustrator?

How to use blend options in Illustrator?

Step 3

And. Duplicate twice the object, fill them with the different colors or gradient colors. If you wanted to add gradient, you have put the stroke more than this to look clearly.

Make Something Look 3D in Illustrator

Make Something Look 3D in Illustrator

Step 4

And also. Select all of them, go to Object > Blend > Blend options, the spacing: specified steps 50 or 60, Orientation: Align to page and not align to path.

Illustrator 3D modeling - Blend options

Illustrator 3D modeling – Blend options

After commuting the blend options, it doesn’t work, you can’t see any changes. So again go to object Blend > Make and it will make specified steps between these lines.

Step 5

And. Select blend flower and go to Effect > Distort & transform > Pucker & bloat. Bloat 90% or give -90%, just draw towards the pucker & Bloat.

Pucker & bloat effect

Pucker & bloat effect

Step 6

And also. Again go to Effect > distort & transform > Zig zags, Edit options, points.

Zig zag effect - create something look 3D in Illustrator

Zig zag effect – create something look 3D in Illustrator

Step 7

In addition. Visible the flower mesh geometric object, go to Object > Blend > Blend options, and add more line and change the specified steps 200 or 300, Orientation: align to page.

Make objects look 3D in Illustrator

Make objects look 3D in Illustrator

Step 8

Finally. If you don’t agree with this setting, and it’s not looking awesome, don’t worry you can modify it easily, just click on appearance panel and see the effects that you applied, and click on any effect to edit and modify it from this face to that face just in second. One essential thing is this that you need to add the proper colors for the 3D mesh flower. Then it’ll look bright.

Appearance panel - nyazit.com

Appearance panel – nyazit.com

Conclusion

That’s it – you’re done! Tell us what you think about this tutorial “How to Make Some-thing Look 3D in Illustrator” for any questions, suggestions, fell free to ask me in the comment below, we’ll answer your questions quickly, Thanks for following my tutorial.

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