In this tutorial you will learn how to create 3d button in adobe illustrator. Within some easy steps to follow you will create this kind of button for your project, you can place any logo or icon above and create your series of social media icons or any kind of button etc. You can easily change color of the button from a single layer modification, watch the tutorial till end, thanks.
Steps to create – 3d button
Create a circle.
Apply Gradient, Click on the “Gradient Tool” from toolbar & change position. Place it slightly down and right
Now its time to start creating highlighted parts.
Make another circle, that will slightly less then earlier one. Copy this circle for further use, we will make more copies later on
Highlighted Point 01:
Paste that copied circle again, move it slightly down & right.
Select both & minus front from “Pathfinder“.
Decrease opacity. I make it approx 20%.
Highlighted Point 02: – Paste that copied circle again. – Paste twice – Make upper-one slightly big. – Move it slightly Left and Up. – Select both circle & minus front from “Pathfinder“.
Highlighted Point 03: – Paste that copied circle again. – Paste twice – Make upper-one slightly big. – Move it slightly right and down. – Select both circle & minus front from “Pathfinder“.
Highlighted Point 04: – Paste that copied circle again. – Paste twice – Move upper-one right and down. – Select both circle & minus front from “Pathfinder“.
Make a this kind of shape or a box above this layer Select both layers and cutout the middle part using “Intersect” tool from pathfinder.
Now creating a shape like light boxes, create a circle and use only their border part. Expend it and use “Minus front” from “Pathfinder” toolbox.
When we create this shape, its became two different layers. Select both shapes and make it “Compound Path“. So that it became single layer and easy to cut again with single command.
Draw two lines. “Object > Expend” Select both shapes and use “Compound Path“, so that it became a single layer and easy to cut from below compound path layer.
Another option: We can also create a box above that, no fill only border, Expend it. With that we don’t need to use Compound Path.
Decrease opacity. I make it approx 15%.
Highlighted Point 05: Make another copy of this shape and place above it.
Star Shape: Make a circle. Radial Gradient. Apply white on both sides. Outer side – Opacity 0%.
Transform it & make it as a thin line.
Make Another copy – Rotate 90° Select both and Copy/Paste again. – Rotate it 45°. Transform & Decrease proportions. A copy of gradient transparent circle, in the middle and small size, just as like in the given below image. Group them all.
Place it on the different locations.
Highlighted Point 06: – Copy/Paste that circle again. – Paste twice – Move upper-one only Left. – Select both circle & minus front from “Pathfinder“.
Place a circle above that area and cut it again.
Decrease opacity. I make it 10% this time.
Shadow: Create a circle, or copy/paste the the main circle, Color it black, Make Sure, its 100% Black. R : 0 G : 0 B : 0 or C : 100% M :100% R : 100% K : 100%
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