NSL WEEK 267- Adobe Illustrator “3D Beach Ball”

Let’s travel back in time! Back to a fun exercise in Adobe Illustrator.

In 2007 I read a blog post that taught me how to use Symbols and the 3D effect to create a really useful beach ball.

I doubt you need to create a beach ball on a weekly bases but you will be able to use this technique on different projects.


Adobe Illustrator

In the video I walk you through everything step-by-step. First you create a Symbol of the colors you want to use  on your ball.


3D Sphere

Use the 3D Revolve effect on a half circle to create a sphere. This will be the base for your beach ball.


Adobe Illustrator

This is where the two join forces to create a beach ball that you can reposition many times.


Checkout: SebastianBleak.Tumblr


Twitter: @SebastianBleak #AdobeGrind #NSL  Images looked best on FireFox when this post was created.


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