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How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Op Art in Adobe Illustrator

Op Art, stands for Optical Art, is a visual art of optical illusion. Today you will learn to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator with the help of few tools and effects.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?


Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document of size 500 pt X 500 pt. Now follow the below steps:

Step 1

In this step we will create a check-board first. You can take help of Rulers to create equal size squares. Press Ctrl + R show the Rulers.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Now with the help of Pen Tool draw a square in the space created by the guides.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Now you can either use the Transform Effect or the Pen Tool to create more squares.

Select the square drawn and press Shift + Ctrl + M to open the Move dialogue box. In that dialogue box, set the Horizontal Position and check the Preview before clicking on Copy.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Press Ctrl + D several times to repeat the transformation. Similarly, now move the squares vertically till the whole artboard is filled with the squares.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Now fill the squares with black and white color alternatively and hide/remove the guides.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 2

In this step we will save the check-board as a symbol.

Press Ctrl + A to select all the squares and then press Ctrl + G to group them.

Now create a duplicate copy of the group and drag that duplicate copy out of the artboard.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Now press Shift + Ctrl + F11 to open Symbols Panel and drag the duplicate copy of the check-board inside the Symbols Panel to save it as a new symbol.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 3

In this step we will create 3D sphere for our Op Art.

Select the Ellipse Tool and draw a circle in the center of the artboard.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Now select the Direct Selection Tool and click on the left anchor point of the circle and hit backspace.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Let the semi circle be selected and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on 3D and select Revolve.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

3D Revolve Option dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, put checkmark on Preview and then click on Map Art button. A new dialogue box will appear above the previous dialogue box.

In the Map Art dialogue box, put checkmark on Invisible Geometry and then select the symbol saved from the drop down menu.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Place the symbol wisely over the map to create a perfect Op Art and then check the Preview and press OK.

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

Now apply Outer Glow Effect to sphere and your Op Art is created in Adobe Illustrator.

Effect > Stylize > Outer Glow

How to create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator?

So this is how you can create Op Art in Adobe Illustrator.

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How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

Vortex in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial we will create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator with the help of Pen Tool, Ellipse Tool, 3D Revolve Effect and few other tools and effects.

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow the steps below:

Step 1

Select the Pen Tool and draw few straight lines on the artboard as shown in the below image. Turn off the Fill color for the lines.

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

Select all the lines and change their Width Profile.

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 2

Let the lines be selected and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Path and select Outline Stroke.

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

Now change the Fill color of the lines to #a9ddf3 and save them as a Symbol.

To save these lines as Symbol, open the Symbols Panel and drag these lines into the panel. When you will release the right click, Symbol Options dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box you can give a name to your symbol and then click OK.

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 3

Now select the Ellipse Tool and draw a circle on the artboard.

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

Now select the Pen Tool and draw a rectangle covering the bottom left quarter of the circle. (See the image below)

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

Now select both the shapes and pres Shift + Ctrl + F9 to open the Pathfinder Panel. In the Pathfinder Panel, select Intersect.

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 4

Select the shape produced and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on 3D and select Revolve.

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

When you will click on Revolve, 3D Revolve Options dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, put checkmark on Preview and then manually set the position of your Vortex.

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

Now click on Map Art button to open the Map Art dialogue box. In that dialogue box, select the Vortex surface and then click on drop down button to select your symbol.

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

Now click on Scale to Fit button and put checkmark on Invisible Geometry.

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

Check the Preview and click OK.

Step 5

Now select the Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle covering the artboard. Press Shift + Ctrl + [ to send the rectangle at the back and fill the rectangle with a radial gradient.

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

This is how you can create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator. If you wish you can add more lines in your Vortex manually with the help of Pen Tool or Ellipse Tool.

How to create Vortex in Adobe Illustrator?

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How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will make a Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator with the help of Ellipse Tool, Pen Tool, Transform Effect and few other tools and effects.

This tutorial will help you in making a Realistic Eye Lens which can be used while making a portrait to give it a real effect.

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?


Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow the below steps:

Step 1

Select the Pen Tool and draw a straight line on the artboard. Turn off the fill color for the straight line and then increase the Stroke Weight.

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Let the straight line be selected and change the stroke profile. (See the image below)

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 2

Select the line and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Transform and select Rotate. A dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box set the Angle of Rotation and click on Copy. Then press Ctrl + D several times to repeat the rotation.

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Select all the lines and press Ctrl + G to group them.

Step 3

Now change the stroke color.

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Select all the lines and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Distort and Transform and select Zig Zag.

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

In the Zig Zag dialogue box, set the points to Smooth and increase the Size. Check the Preview and click OK.

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 4

Now select the group and press Ctrl + C to copy and Ctrl + F to paste in front. Again change the stroke color and open the Appearance Panel (Shift + F6).

In the Appearance Panel click on Zig Zag layer to open the Zig Zag dialogue box. Now you can edit the effect. Make changes in the Size and click OK.

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 5

Now repeat Step 4 three to four times and each time changes the stroke color and Size of the Zig Zag effect.

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Press Ctrl + A to select all the groups and then click on Object in the Menu Bar and select Expand Appearance.

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Now Ungroup (Shift + Ctrl + G) the whole selection two times.

Step 6

Let all the layers be selected and press Alt + Shift + Ctrl + D to open the Transform Each dialogue box.

In that dialogue box, put checkmark on Preview and then set the Horizontal and Vertical Scale. Also set the Angle and put checkmark on Random.

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 7

Select the Ellipse Tool and draw a circle covering the lines. Fill the circle with color # 000000.

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Let the circle be selected and change its blending mode to Screen.

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 8

Again select the Ellipse Tool and draw a small circle at the center.

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Now draw a very small circle and fill it with color #ffffff. Place this circle at the top left side of the inner circle and also apply Gaussian Blur to it.

Effect > Blur > Gaussian Blur

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 9

Now draw another circle same as the size of the larger circle and fill the circle with black and white gradient. Double click on the Gradient Tool to open the Gradient Panel.

In the Gradient Panel, change the Gradient Type to Radial and move the white color slider near the black color slider and change their opacity.

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

Step 10

Select the Rectangle Tool and draw a small rectangle filled with color #ffffff. Apply the Arc Wrap and Gaussian Blur to the rectangle and place it as shown in the below image.

Effect > Wrap > Arc

How to make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator?

This is how you can make Realistic Eye Lens in Adobe Illustrator. Practice this tutorial and share your views in the comment section. Also share this tutorial with others.

 


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