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How to make a Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator?


Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator

With the help of Gradient Tool we will learn to make a Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator. Gradient Tool helps in enhancing the realistic view in the artwork by blending the colors.

In today’s tutorial we will make a Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator by blending colors in Gradient Tool.

Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator

Follow the below steps to make a Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator-

Step 1

First of all we will create a background but before that we will create a new document in Adobe Illustrator. Select the Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle same as the size of the document. Now fill color in the rectangle to create a background.

Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the Ellipse Tool from the Tool Panel or press L (Shortcut Key). Draw 2 circles of size 363 X 363 pt.

Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Select the first circle and fill it with White and Black Gradient Swatch. Now double click on the Gradient Tool in the Tool Panel.

Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator

In the Gradient Panel, change the Gradient Type to Radial. Now go to the Gradient Slider and change the opacity of White color to 0% and Black color to 60%. Change the location of the slider to 87%.

Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now select the second circle and fill it with the White and Black Gradient Swatch. Double click on the Gradient Tool and open Gradient Panel. Change the Gradient Type to Radial and double click on the Black color in the Gradient Slider. When you will double click on the black color, Swatches Panel will appear. Now select the white color from the Swatches Panel and change the opacity to 80% and set the opacity of other white color to 0%. Set the location of the slider to 87%.

Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator

Select the second circle and place it above the first circle.

Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator

Your circles are taking the form of a Crystal Ball.

Step 4

Again select the Ellipse Tool and draw 3rd circle of the same size. Fill it with White and Black Gradient Swatch and open the Gradient Panel. The Gradient Type will be Radial. The two colors on the Gradient Slider will be white and grey (#d1d3d4). The opacity of white color is 0% and opacity of second color is 30%.

Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator

Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator

Select the third circle and place it above the second circle.

Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

In this step we will give a final touch to the Crystal Ball.

Select the Pen Tool and draw a thin arc shape. Fill it with white color.

Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator

Make three more copies of the arc shape and change the opacity of all the four arc shape to 45%.

Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator

Now draw 8 edges star shape and place it at the edge of the Crystal Ball.

Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator

This is how you can make Crystal Ball in Adobe Illustrator. Now practice this tutorial and share your views in the comment section.

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