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How to create 3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator?


3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

You had learned to create a normal halftone effect in Adobe Illustrator in a tutorial and today you will learn to create 3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator. We will use Ellipse Tool, Halftone Effect and 3D Revolve Effect.

3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Let’s begin with the tutorial by launching Adobe Illustrator and creating a new document.

Step 1

Select the Ellipse Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a circle of 300 X 300 pt. After drawing the circle, disable the stroke color.

3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Fill the circle with radial gradient.

3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select the circle and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Pixelate and select Color Halftone.

3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Color Halftone dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, set the maximum radius to 30 pixels and Screen Angles (Degrees) 200.

3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Click OK.

3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now we will save this Halftone Effect as a Symbol but before that we will Expand the shape.

Select the Halftone Effect created and clicks on Object in the Menu Bar and selects Expand Appearance.

3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After Expanding the Shape click on Image trace and then again Expand the shape.

Now open the Symbols Panel by clicking on Window in the Menu Bar and select Symbols.

3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the shapes and drag it to the Symbols Panel. Symbol Options dialogue box will appear on the artboard, click OK to save the symbol.

Step 4

Now put the shapes aside and select the Ellipse Tool. Draw a circle and then select the Direct Select Tool. Click on the left anchor point and hit backspace.

Your circle will be converted into a semi circle.

3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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

3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

3D Revolve Options dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, click on Preview and then click on Map Art.

3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

When you will click on Map Art, again a dialogue box will appear. In Map Art dialogue box, click on the drop down button in the Symbol column and select the new symbol added. Then put checkmark on Invisible Geometry and set the symbol on the graph.

3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Click OK in Map Art and 3D Revolve Options dialogue box.

3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Your 3D Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator is ready.

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