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How to make Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator?


Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, you will learn to make a background in Adobe Illustrator; i.e.; Music Equalizer Background. We will use Rounded Rectangle Tool, Rectangle Tool, Lasso Tool and Gradient Tool.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

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

Step 1

Select the Rounded Rectangle Tool and draw a small rectangle on the artboard.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

Select the rounded rectangle and with the help of Alt key make few duplicate copies of it. Align all the rectangles vertically.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

Now make duplicate copies of all the rectangles horizontally.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select Lasso Tool and select random rectangles as shown in the below image.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

Now hit backspace key to remove these rectangles.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now select all the rectangles and fill them with a gradient.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

The angle of the gradient is 90o.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Press Ctrl + A to select all the rectangles then click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Transform and select Reflect.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

A dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, select the Horizontal axis and click on Copy.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

Drag the reflected rectangles at the bottom of the artboard and reduce the opacity of the reflected rectangles.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Now select the Rectangle Tool form the Tool Panel and draw a rectangle same as the size of the artboard.

We will fill this rectangle also with a gradient.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

Now select this rectangle and right click on your mouse and a pop up of options will appear. Place the cursor on Arrange and select Send to Back.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Again select the Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle same as the size of the artboard. Now fill this rectangle with a radial gradient and open the Transparency Panel. In the Transparency Panel, change the blend mode to Overlay.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

So this is how you can create Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator.

Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator

Practice this tutorial and create your own Music Equalizer Background in Adobe Illustrator.

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How to make a Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator?


Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will make a Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator. We will use Ellipse Tool and Transform Effect to make this artwork.

Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow the below steps:

Step 1

Select the Ellipse Tool from the Tool Panel and draw an ellipse on the artboard.

Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select the Direct Selection Tool and click on the left anchor point. Now convert the selected anchor points to corner.

Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

In the same way, convert the right anchor point.

Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now fill the shape with a gradient.

Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Select the shape and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Distort & Transform and select Transform.

Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Transform Effect dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, set the Angle and Number of Copies. Also set the Reference Point as shown in the below image. Check the Preview and click OK.

Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

With the help of Selection Tool, select the shape and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Then click on Expand Appearance.

Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Now open the Align Panel and click on Horizontal Align Center and Vertical Align Center to align the shapes in the center of the artboard.

Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Let all the shapes be selected and press Shift + Ctrl + G to Ungroup the shapes. You have to ungroup the shapes two times.

After ungrouping the shapes, open Transparency Panel and change the blend mode to Color Burn.

Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

So this is how you can make Swirling Artwork in Adobe Illustrator.

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How to make 3D Box in Adobe Illustrator?


3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, you will learn to make 3D Box in Adobe Illustrator. We will draw the 3D Box with the help of Polygon Tool, Pen Tool, Shape Builder Tool and few other tool panels.

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow the below steps:

Step 1

Select the Polygon Tool and draw a polygon on the artboard.

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select the Pen Tool and draw diagonal lines inside the polygon.

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Press Ctrl + A to select all the shapes. Now open the Pathfinder Panel.

Window > Pathfinder

In Pathfinder Panel, click on Divide to divide the shapes into paths and then press Shift + Ctrl + G to Ungroup the selection.

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Now we will fill color in the shapes and convert the polygon into 3D Cube.

Select the left bottom triangle and the triangle above it. Fill both the shapes with #dc9d40 and turn off the strokes.

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the right bottom triangle and the triangle above it. Fill both the triangles with color #edb96c.

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator


Now fill the remaining two triangles with #cf932f and #dc9d40.

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Now select the Pen Tool and draw four lines as shown in the below image.

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

Select all the lines and then click on Shape Builder Tool in the Tool Panel. With the help of Shape Builder Tool remove all the unwanted lines. Press and hold Alt key to remove the line.

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

Press Ctrl + J to join the corners of the lines and then fill the shape with #edb96c.

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Select the shape drawn in the above step and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Transform and select Reflect.

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

Reflect dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, select Vertical Axis and click on Copy.

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the shape formed after reflection and reflect that shape on the Vertical Axis. Similarly, reflect the new shape formed and this is how we will get all the four shapes.

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

Step 7

Now add some detailing to the 3D Box.

3D Box in Adobe Illustrator

So this is how you can make 3D box in Adobe Illustrator.

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