welcome to another design video. this is what I am going to be doing today. hopefully, I
will have multiple versions ready in a few minutes.
instead of tracing over a sketch, like in my last few videos, this time I am using a
sketch only as a reference image. it is all very straight forward but I will
have small explanations when it’s necessary. after aligning my shapes and moving the line
a little to the left I am clicking divide in the pathfinder panel. I will be making
the stroke thicker. and I will be expanding this shape. once it’s expanded I want to align
the top section to the left. I will make it white and go into 3d extrude
bevel settings. want to adjust these settings, so it looks similar to my sketch. you may always pause the video if it gets too complicated. making a back up copy just in case something
goes wrong. I will be expanding this as well. and I will give all smaller pieces a different color because I am going to be merging the
shape using the pathfinder panel and I want to make sure it merges exactly the way I want. now I will give it a blank fill and black stroke. I will be drawing some additional
lines. these will be useful when I am coloring the shape I will now go to pathfinder panel and click
on divide while everything is selected. I am ready to color it and I will be starting
with black and white radial gradient. now I want to change the color of the gradient. you can easily do it by moving the swatches into the corresponding sections of the gradient panel. I am also drawing a transparent shadow. multiple variations can be created in a very
short time. and I will be creating alternative versions
by simply deleting the front faces of all the shapes. I can always associate the icons with a font that fits the style, to make it a complete package. and that’s all for today. thanks for subscribing, and thank you for watching. take care!