1, 2, 3….3D!

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I’ve been working on a company logo for a new client and thought I’d share one of the Adobe Illustrator CS2 tools I’ve been using.

This is my first attempt at writing a tutorial so any advice or comments will be appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

3D TutorialStep 1 : Draw a half circle.
Pick a fill color (this color can be changed later)
but ensure that no stroke is selected (no outline color)
Step 2: Select Effect –> 3D –> Revolve
Select the preview box. If you pick More Options you
can change the direction of the light source, or even
add a second light source. You can also revolve the
object (in this case the globe) to view it from just
about any angle. (Very cool!)
Step 3 : Wrap image around the 3D object
In this case an image of the word map will be wrapped
around the globe.
(For this project it is important that the image of
the map being wrapped has a transparent background)
With the image selected, click on the small triangle in
the top right corner of the Symbol attributes. Select
new symbol, and give it a name.
In the appearance pallet, double click the 3d revolve dialog,
which will give you the map art dialog. Click that.
This is where you add your map graphic to the globe.
In the upper left corner select the symbol you just created
(it will be at the bottom so just scroll down)
Now you can resize the symbol and position it to where
you want it on the globe.The profile of your shape is show
in the window to help with positioning.

And that’s it! Amazing right? I LOOOOVE Adobe Illustrator CS2!!!!
Download a free 30 day trial version here.

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