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How to create a 3D Tumbler in Adobe Illustrator?


3D Tumbler in Adobe Illustrator

3D effect is the best effect of Adobe Illustrator. With the help of this effect you can create many unique artworks. You have learned to create 3D bowl, 3D striped effect and 3D doughnut in previous tutorials.

Today, we will create a 3D tumbler in Adobe Illustrator with the help of 3D effect in just few simple steps.

3D Tumbler in Adobe Illustrator

Step 1

Create a new document and select the Pen Tool from the Tool Panel. Select No Fill in the Fill section and choose a color for the Strokes. The color of the strokes will be the color of your 3D tumbler.

Now draw a straight vertical line and from the end anchor point of the straight line draw a small horizontal line towards left.

3D Tumbler in Adobe Illustrator

Now select paths drawn and then select the Pencil Tool and draw a small circle like shape at the top right side of the vertical path.

3D Tumbler in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the paths and rotate the whole shape to 350o angle.

Step 2

Now we will create the 3D Tumbler with the help of 3D effect.

Select the paths created and click on Effect in the Menu Bar and then place the cursor on 3D and select Revolve.

Effect > 3D > Revolve

3D Tumbler in Adobe Illustrator

After selecting Revolve, a 3D Revolve Option box will appear. In that dialogue box the first thing you have to do is to put a check-mark on Preview. The shape will be changed into a 3D Tumbler.

Now if you want to change the angles of your 3D Tumbler than manually move the 3D square shape in the 3D Revolve Option dialogue box.

3D Tumbler in Adobe Illustrator

In just 2 simple steps you have created 3D Tumbler in Adobe Illustrator.
If you want you can add more art to your 3D Tumbler. For that, click on Map Art in the 3D Revolve Option dialogue box.

When you will select Map Art a new dialogue box will appear. In that dialogue box you can add an art on the surface of your 3D Tumbler by clicking on Symbol and selecting the art from there. (See in the below image).

3D Tumbler in Adobe Illustrator

After making all the required changes click OK.

3D Tumbler in Adobe Illustrator

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How to create Line Artwork in Adobe Illustrator?


Line Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator you can create abstract artwork with the help of various tools and today you will learn to create a line artwork with the help of blend tool and transform tool.

Line Artwork in Adobe Illustrator


Step 1

Launch your Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now select the Pen Tool from the Tool Panel and draw the shape as shown in the below image but before that mark Fill as No Fill. Only stroke color will be filled.

Line Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

The shape must have two separate paths as we will blend them. Draw two separate shapes and place them close to each other but don’t group or join them otherwise you won’t be able to blend the shapes.

Now select the tow shapes and blend them. Click on Object in the Menu Bar and place the cursor on Blend and then select Make.

Object > Blend > Make

Line Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Now double click on the Blend Tool in the Tool Panel and increase the number of Specified Steps and click OK.

Line Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Select the blend created and hit Ctrl + C to copy the blend and then press Ctrl + F to paste in front. Now go to the Properties Panel and select Flip Along Vertical Axis.

Line Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Now select both the shapes and click on Object in the Menu Bar and place the cursor on Transform and select Rotate.

Object > Transform > Rotate

Line Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

When you will select Rotate, a Rotate Dialogue Box will appear. Change the angle of rotation and click on Copy.

Line Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now press Ctrl + D, the shortcut key for Transform Again, till you get your Line Artwork complete as shown in the below image.

Line Artwork in Adobe Illustrator
If you want you can change color of the stroke.

Line Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

This is how in just 3 simple steps you can create an attractive Line Artwork in Adobe Illustrator.

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How to create a striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator?


Striped 3D Shape in Adobe Illustrator

In previous tutorial I had taught you how to create a Doughnut with the help of 3D effect and today starting from the basic step of the previous tutorial I will show you how you can create a striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator.

Striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator
Step 1

Create a new document and select the Rectangle Tool form the Tool Panel. Now start drawing vertical bars like rectangles.

Striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator

Press Ctrl + A to select all the rectangles and then click on Window in the Menu Bar. Select Symbols to open the Symbols Panel. Now drag the selected rectangles into the Symbols Panel to add them as New Symbol.

Striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator?

When you will drag the selection into the Symbols Panel a plus sign will appear below the cursor. At that time release the right click and a Symbol Options box will appear. Give your new symbol a name if you wish to and click OK. The rectangles will be added as symbol in the Symbols Panel.

Striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator


Striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now remove those rectangles from the artboard and create the base doughnut shape as taught in the previous tutorial. If you have not see the previous tutorial then click on the below link-


After creating the shape click on Map Art.

Striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator

After clicking on Map Art, a Map Art dialogue box will appear. In that dialogue box you will see an option of Symbol with the drop down button. Click on that drop down button and select the new symbol created. In Preview you can see that the new symbol is placed on the shape but we want it all over the shape. So for that click on Scale to Fit and put a check-mark on Invisible Geometry. After that, click on OK. (See in the below Image)

Striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now select the shape and click on Object in the Menu Bar and then select Expand Appearance.

Striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator

Left click on the selected shape and click on Ungroup. Repeat this as many times as Ungroup is highlighted.

Striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator


After Ungrouping, left click and select Release Clipping Mask.

Striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

After that, delete all the extra shapes from the back and the blue paths highlighted to obtain the shape as shown in the below image.

Striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator

After obtaining the required striped 3D shape, select it and go to the Pathfinder Panel and click on Unite.

After clicking on Unite if the gaps in your shape get filled and you obtain a circle instead of strips then it means there are still some paths in the shape which are needed to be deleted.

Delete those paths and then again click on Unite.

Now fill color in the striped 3D shape with Gradient Tool.

Striped 3D shape in Adobe Illustrator

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How to create a Doughnut with 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator?


Create a Doughnut with 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial you will learn to create a chocolaty doughnut 😋😋 with the help of 3D effect. With the help of 3D effect you can change a simple shape into a nice artwork.

Create a Doughnut with 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 1

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Select the Ellipse Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a circle of 90pt. Now fill the circle with a light brown color.

Create a Doughnut with 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now we will create the base of the doughnut with the help of 3D revolve effect.

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

Create a Doughnut with 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

When you will click on Revolve, a 3D Revolve Option box will appear. Put a checkmark on Preview and manually revolve the 3D square to set your doughnut shape. Now set the offset value to 56pt.
After making required changes click OK.

Create a Doughnut with 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Select the Pencil Tool and draw the upper layer of the doughnut. Now this is the time to show your creativity. Draw the melting chocolaty layer and fill it with dark brown color.

Create a Doughnut with 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the Ellipse Tool and draw a white color circle at the center of the doughnut.

Create a Doughnut with 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Now we will decorate the doughnut by creating the toppings. We will use the Symbol Sprayer Tool but before that we have to create the symbols. With the help of Rectangle Tool draw rectangles of different colors. With the help Curvature Tool add anchor points on the opposite sides of the rectangles and drag them to make the sides curved.

Create a Doughnut with 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

Reduce the size of the rectangles as shown in the above image.

Now add these rectangles as symbols. Select the Symbol Panel from the Window in the Menu Bar. Select one rectangle and drag it to the symbol panel to add it as a new symbol. Do the same with the other rectangles to add them as symbols.

Create a Doughnut with 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Now select one rectangle created as a new symbol and selects the Symbol Sprayer Tool and spray the symbol over the doughnut.

Create a Doughnut with 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

In same manner sprayer other symbols also over the doughnut to create its toppings.

Create a Doughnut with 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

Your chocolaty doughnut is ready.

So this is how you can create a doughnut with the help of 3D Effect. Hope you will find this method easy to use.

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How to create a Bowl with the help of 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator?


Create a Bowl with the help of 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial we will not draw a bowl rather we will create a bowl. You might be thinking what is so new in creating a bowl and why not just simply draw a bowl. Drawing a bowl in illustrator means use of many tools which will consume your time and you might end up with a not so perfect shape.

Creating a bowl in Adobe Illustrator with the help of 3D effect will hardly take a minute. I am sure you are going to love this method and will definitely switch-over it, instead of drawing.

Create a Bowl with the help of 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator
Step 1

To create a bowl you have to first create a new document. Now select the Pen Tool and draw a small curve shape. You can see in the below image.

Create a Bowl with the help of 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

You can see in the above image that the shape drawn is not filled with any color only the stroke color is filled. Fill the stroke color with the color which you want to give to your bowl.

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Step 2

Now we will use the 3D effect to create a bowl.

Select the shape you have drawn and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Now place the cursor on 3D and select Revolve.

Effect > 3D > Revolve

Create a Bowl with the help of 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

When you will select Revolve, 3D Revolve Options box will appear. The first thing to do is to check mark Preview.

Create a Bowl with the help of 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

At first your shape will look like a flat circle but we have to create a bowl so we will revolve the shape. You will see a 3D square in the 3D Revolve Options Box. Revolve that 3D square manually to create your bowl or you can enter values of different angles. I would prefer to revolve the 3D square manually.

Revolve the shape and place it in the manner that the edges can be seen in the front. (See the below image).

Create a Bowl with the help of 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

After revolving the shape click OK.

Step 4

Now we will give a final touch to our bowl.

Select the 3D shape created and you will see that the curved shape which you have drawn at first will get selected. Now rotate that shape to 45 degree and your bowl will be created.

Create a Bowl with the help of 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator

So this is the method by which you can create a bowl in a minute. You can change color of the bowl by changing the color of the Stroke. Draw some foodie items in the bowl to show your creativity.

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