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Easiest way to create 3D flower in Illustrator (for beginner)


Today we are going to show you how to use the pucker and bloat effect to draw a 3D flower in Illustrator. We have used illustrator10 to design the flower. By understanding this effect tool you could create various flower in 3D format easily. Click on the image to see larger view. Enjoy!

Step 1
Open a new document in illustrator

Step 2
Select polygon tool from the hidden tool of rectangle tool (M)

Step 3
Make a shape like the image

Step 4
Take any dark color as foreground color. I take 6B1237 as foreground color.

Step 5
Select the shape. Then double click to the scale tool(S) >type 50% in scale box> press copy. So you will get another copy of the first shape.

Step 6
Take any light color for the second shape. I take F5CFA8 for the second shape.

Step 7
Select both shapes. Make sure stroke color of both shapes is none. Then select blend tool (W).

Step 8
Click on any one of the anchor points of the first shape. Then click one of the anchor points of the second shape nearby of the first anchor point.

Step 9
Now make another shape smaller than the first one, following by 2-5 steps. But this time reverse the colors.

Step 10
Blend the colors by following 7-8 steps.

Step 11
Now place it center of the first shape.

Step 12
Select the first shape

Step 13
Go to Effect > distort and transform > pucker and bloat

Step 14
Type -100, and then press ok.

Step 15
Now you will get the final result. By following and experimenting these steps you could make different vector flowers within a minute!

Thank You! 🙂

Tutorial created by: Liza Nahar

Mostly used file format 4 Designers

File extension is generally three letters or digit at the end of a file name after a dot [.] mark which separates the filename form the extension. These letters or digits indicate the computer what format the file has been saved in or what type of file it is.

The filename extension was originally used to easily determine the file’s type. There are as many different file formats as there are different programs to process the files. While it may not be possible to remember all of them but it is helpful to remember some of the common extensions. Here we will discuss about the very basic/common file extension used by designers such as .jpg, .gif, .html, and others.

Photoshop
From the Photoshop designers basically export the following file extensions:

Illustrator
From the Illustrator designers basically export the following file extensions:

Raster Image Files

  • .bmp = Bitmap Image File
  • .gif = Graphical Interchange Format File
  • .jpg = JPEG Image File
  • .png = Portable Network Graphic
  • .psd = Adobe Photoshop Document
  • .tif = Tagged Image File
Vector Image Files

  • .ai = Adobe Illustrator File
  • .eps = Encapsulated PostScript File
  • .ps = PostScript File
  • .svg = Scalable Vector Graphics File
Web Files

  • .asp = Active Server Page
  • .css = Cascading Style Sheet
  • .htm = Hypertext Markup Language File
  • .html = Hypertext Markup Language File
  • .jsp = Java Server Page
  • .php = Hypertext Preprocessor File
  • .rss = Rich Site Summary
  • .xhtml = Extensible Hypertext Markup Language File
Font Files

  • .fnt = Windows Font File
  • .fon = Generic Font File
  • .otf = OpenType Font
  • .ttf = TrueType Font
Text Files

  • .doc = Microsoft Word Document
  • .docx = Microsoft Word Open XML Document
  • .msg = Outlook Mail Message
  • .pages = Pages Document
  • .txt = Plain Text File
  • .wpd = WordPerfect Document
Data Files

  • .pps = PowerPoint Slide Show
  • .ppt = PowerPoint Presentation
  • .pptx = PowerPoint Open XML Presentation
  • .xml = XML File
Audio Files

  • .mp3 = MP3 Audio File
  • .wma = Windows Media Audio File
Video Files

  • .mp4 = MPEG-4 Video File
  • .mpg = MPEG Video File
  • .wmv = Windows Media Video File
  • .rm = Real Media File
  • .swf = Shockwave Flash Movie
  • .vob = DVD Video Object File
  • .avi = Audio Video Interleave File
  • .flv = Flash Video File
3D Image Files

  • .max = 3ds Max Scene File
Page Layout Files

  • .indd = Adobe InDesign Document
  • .pct = Picture File
  • .pdf = Portable Document Format File
Spreadsheet Files

  • .xls = Excel Spreadsheet
  • .xlsx = Microsoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet
Compressed Files

Reference:
www.fileinfo.com/common.php