3D Cube in Adobe Illustrator

 3D Cube in Illustrator

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we will use the Polygon Tool, Pen Tool, and Shape Builder Tool to draw a 3D Cube.  We will fill the shapes with lighter to darker shades to create a 3D effect. Therefore, we will draw the 3D Cube in Adobe Illustrator without the help of the 3D Effect.

3D Cube in Adobe Illustrator

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow these easy to draw steps:

Step 1

Select the Polygon Tool from the Tool Panel by right-clicking on the Rectangle Tool. Now draw a polygon of 6 sides on the artboard.

3D Cube in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select the polygon drawn and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Path and select the Offset Path.

offset path

Now make an Offset Path of -80 pt.

Offset Path 80 pt

Step 3

Now select the Pen Tool and draw lines to connect the corners of both the polygons. We want to draw a 3D cube so make sure to join only those corners which will form the shape of a cube. (See the image below)

3D Cube in Adobe Illustrator


Step 4

Now mark the midpoint of the small polygon and draw lines from the midpoint to the corners to form a cube shape. (See the image below)

mid point of polygon

Step 5

Press Ctrl + 2 to select all the lines and polygons and then select the Shape Builder Tool from the Tool Panel.

Now click inside the shapes to create individual shape layers which will the three sides of your 3D cube.

shape builder tool

Similarly, click on other sides of the 3D cube.

sides of cube

In the end, you will have these 6 shapes as shown in the above image.

Step 6

Your 3D cube is incomplete without color. So let’s begin with coloring the 3D cube.

To create a nice 3D Effect, we will fill the sides of the cube with a light tone, mid-tone, and dark tone.

3d effect in cube

3D Cube

So this is how you can draw a 3D cube in Adobe Illustrator.

If you find this step by step designing process easy then do practice this illustration tutorial and share your views in the comment section.

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