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How to create Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator?


Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, you will learn to create Dice in Adobe Illustrator. We will use Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool and 3D Extrude & Bevel in this tutorial.

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

Let’s begin with the tutorial by launching Adobe Illustrator and creating new document.
Now follow the below steps:

Step 1

Select the Rectangle Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a square of size 200 pt X 200 pt.

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

Again draw a square of size 190 pt X 190 pt and make 2 duplicate copies of it with the help of Alt key.

Now change the fill color of these three squares as these are the three sides of the Vector Dice.

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Select the Ellipse Tool and draw circles filled with white color. We will place these circles on the blues squares to create the three sides of the Vector Dice.

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

Select each blue square individually and with the help of Direct Selection Tool convert the pointed corners into round corners.

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now save the three sides of the Vector Dice as symbols in Symbols Panel. Select each blue square and drag it into the Symbols Panel, Symbol Options box will appear, name the symbol and click OK.

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Now select the square which we have drawn in the beginning; i.e.; size 200 pt X 200 pt square. Click on Effect in the Menu Bar and place the cursor on 3D. Under 3D, select Extrude and Bevel.

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

3D Extrude & Bevel Options box will appear on the artboard. Put checkmark on Preview and increase the Extrude Depth to 200 pt. You can also manually rotate the cube.

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Now click on Map Art in the 3D Extrude & Bevel Options box. A new dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, we will place the symbols saved on the three side of the cube.
Select the Surface and then select the Symbol.

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

Click OK.

Step 6

Select the Vector Dice and click on Object in the Menu Bar and then select Expand Appearance.

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

After expanding the appearance, ungroup all the layers. Now fill the inner surface of the Vector Dice with the Gradient. The color in the Gradient Slider will be different shades of blue.

Select the three black colored sides and make them a compound shape by clicking on Unite in the Pathfinder Panel. Then with the help of Direct Selection Tool change the corners into rounded corners.

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

This is how you can create Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator.

Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator

Practice this tutorial and I hope you will enjoy creating your own Vector Dice in Adobe Illustrator. Share your views in the comment section and also share his tutorial with others.

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