How to Draw a Sphere in Adobe Illustrator - 3D Effect

by Matt Fussell
Illustrator

Use the 3D Tool in Flash

You can easily create a 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator.  For example, if you wanted to draw a sphere in Illustrator, the 3D effect would be the way to go. Since Illustrator is a vector based program, the process of creating a 3D sphere is different than the process you'd use in Photoshop.

All you have to do to draw a sphere in Illustrator is to draw a circle and cut that circle into a half circle. Then add the 3D revolve effect and "presto", you have a perfect sphere. You even have some control on the surface texture and the light source. The 3D effect in Illustrator is quite a handy tool. The following video tutorial takes a look at how to use the 3D effect to draw a sphere in Illustrator.

How to draw a sphere in Adobe Illustrator using the 3D effect...

DOWNLOAD VIDEO
Membership program
Like this lesson?
If so, join over 30,0000 others that recieve our newsletter with new drawing and painting lessons. Plus, check out three of our course videos and ebooks for free.