Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator


Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, you will learn to create Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator. We will be using Brush Tool, Symbol Panel, Ellipse Tool and 3D Revolve to create Christmas Balls.

Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document of size 841.89 pt X 595.28 pt with RGB color mode.

Now follow the below steps:

Step 1

Open the Brushes Panel and click on Brush Libraries Menu. Now select various types of brushes to draw some designs for our Christmas Ball. We will use Brush Tool to draw the designs. The stroke color will be #fbb040.

Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now open the Symbol Panel. Select the design which you have drawn with the help of Brush Tool and drag it in the Symbol Panel to save it as a symbol.

Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

 
When you will drag the design into the Symbol Panel a dialogue box will appear. In that dialogue box you can give a name to your symbol and then click OK to save the symbol.

Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

After saving the design as symbol, drag your design to keep it aside.

Step 3

Now select the Ellipse Tool and change the stroke color to # 8f1622. Now draw a circle of size 165 pt X 165 pt.

Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

Now we will convert this circle into a half circle.

Select the Direct Selection Tool and click on the left anchor point of the circle. Then press backspace and the circle will get convert into a half circle.

Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

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

Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

After selecting Revolve, 3D Revolve Options dialogue box will appear on the artboard. Put check mark on Preview and then click on Map Art.

Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

In the Map Art dialogue box, select the new symbol; which we had saved earlier; by clicking on the drop down button in the Symbol and the click on Scale to Fit button.

Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

Click OK.

Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

With the help of Rectangle Tool and Ellipse Tool we will draw the hanging hook for the Christmas Ball.

Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

This is how you can create Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator.

Decorative Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

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