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How to make Pearl in Adobe Illustrator?


Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial you will learn to make Pearl in Adobe Illustrator. Pearls are available in many colors and in today’s tutorial we will make a Powder Rose Pearl.😍

Tools which will be used are Ellipse Tool, Gradient Tool and Blend Tool. For effects we will use Outer Glow and Drop Shadow Effect.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator


Now to make Pearl, open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document.

Step 1

Select Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle to create background. Fill the rectangle with the color code #ebd6e0 and disable the strokes.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

Now lock the background so that it doesn’t get selected while creating the Pearl. To lock the 
background, first select the background and then press Ctrl + 2.

Step 2

Select Ellipse Tool or hit L (Shortcut key). Draw a circle of size 223.636 X 223.636 pt.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

Now change the fill color of the circle. Fill the circle with a gradient and double click on the Gradient Tool.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

In the Gradient Panel, change the Gradient Type to Radial and in the slider double click on the black color and change the color to color code # 9d6378. The location of the slider pointer will be at 68.38%.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Select Ellipse Tool and draw another circle of size 183.969 X 183.969 pt.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

Fill this circle also with a gradient and open the Gradient Panel.

In Gradient Panel, the Gradient Type will be Radial and the colors in the slider will be white and the color code # 993366.

The Aspect Ratio will be 200% and the location of the slider pointer will be 41.36%.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

Select the second circle and place it above the first circle but at the center. Place it slightly above the center point.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Select both the circles and go the Menu Bar. In the Menu Bar, select Object and place the cursor on Blend and then click on Make.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

Set the Specified Steps to 50.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

Your Powder Rose Pearl is taking the shape.😊

Step 5

Now we will add some effects to the Pearl.

Select the Pen Tool and draw 2 small white color arcs.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

Select both the arcs and reduce their opacity to 31%. Now go to the Menu Bar and select Effect. Place the cursor on Stylize and select Outer Glow.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

When you will click on Outer Glow, Outer Glow dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, set the Mode as Normal and the color of the glow will be white. Click OK.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

Again select both the arcs and apply the Outer Glow Effect with the same settings as of above.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Select one arc and reduce it size and then place both the arcs on the Pearl. (See the below image)

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

Now we will apply the Drop Shadow Effect. Select the Pearl and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Then place the cursor on Stylize and select Drop Shadow.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

In the Drop Shadow dialogue box, change the color of the shadow to grey (#808285). The Mode of the effect will be Normal. Set the X Offset to -22 pt and Y Offset to 9 pt.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

Check the Preview and click OK.

Pearl in Adobe Illustrator

By following the above steps you can make Pearl in Adobe Illustrator.

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