40 Useful Adobe Illustrator 3D Tutorials and Techniques
March 9th, 2009 Jacob Gube
Adobe Illustrator is a versatile vector illustration application that’s preferred by many professional artists and designers. Its robust and powerful set of tools coupled with its intuitive interface makes it the go-to app for vector work. Illustrator excels in allowing designers to craft stunning and realistic-looking 3D artwork. In this collection, you will find 40 useful and informative tutorials and techniques on creating three-dimensional artworks in Adobe Illustrator. Learn a technique for illustrating a three-dimensional book by reading through this Adobe Illustrator tutorial. Learn a process for creating an infographic piece from conceptualization to finalization using a variety of Illustrator tools and techniques such as the Gradient Mesh Tool. Craft a tin can (perfect for product design models) using a host of Illustrator tools and techniques such as the Extrude Tool and Image Mapping techniques. Discover a method for creating 3D gift boxes in Illustrator which can later be adopted for designing packaging and software boxes mockups. Explore the tools, options, and techniques available to you for making 3D objects in Illustrator. Investigate a way for composing a three-dimensional letter art piece by reading through this tutorial on VECTORTUTS. Illustrate an LCD alarm clock using an assortment of Illustrator tools such as the Rounded Rectangle Tool, gradients, and the Blend Tool. Create a realistic-looking Cola bottle design by skillfully using 3D objects and transparency options in Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial shows you how to create cylindrical shapes using the Extrude & Bevel Tool with Map Art options. This two-part series on AiBURN shows you how to render a poker chip in 3D using the 3D Exclude and Bevel Tool in Illustrator. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create 3D vector stars in Illustrator. Diagramming is one of Illustrator’s strong suits – learn a method for creating three-dimensional diagrams (i.e. for instructional brochures) in this tutorial. This tutorial series explores your 3D options in Illustrator: Part 1 discusses Extrusion & Bevel basics, Part 2 covers custom bevel creation, Part 3 talks about the Revolve Tool, and Part 4 discusses lighting and transparencies. Create professional charts in Illustrator that will impress: learn how in this tutorial that utilizes the Pie Graph Tool. Design a professional and captivating business report cover that has 3D buildings as a graphics component. This tutorial gives you a quick walkthrough on creating a 3D globe using some stock vector files and the 3D Revolve Tool.Both comments and pings are currently closed.