Illustrator's 3D Effects are powerful for creating isometric icons or any art with depth and dimension. This course will teach you how to use them with hands-on examples. Software required: Illustrator CC (or Illustrator CS5 and higher).
Creating art that has both depth and dimension can really help bring your work to the next level. In this course, Illustrator CC Working with 3D, learn you'll learn how to leverage Illustrator's powerful tools to create 3D effects. The course begins with an organized breakdown of Illustrator's 3D Effects panel and it's many settings. Next, you will learn how to map artwork to a 3D object, with believable lighting and shading. Finally, you'll learn a method for expanding 3D vector objects to make them fully editable and customizable. When you're finished with this course, you'll not only have a thorough working knowledge of 3D Effects, but also an understanding of how to apply them as a time-saving part of your Adobe Illustrator workflow. Software required: Illustrator CC (or Illustrator CS5 and higher).
Course Overview Hello and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Laura Coyle, I've been a freelance illustrator for over 20 years, creating artwork in Adobe Illustrator for such clients as Target, Disney, and Papyrus, and I'm excited to show you what you can do with live 3D effects in Illustrator, because I find them to be a major time saver in my workflow, whether I'm creating isometric icons or any art with depth and dimension. In this course, we'll be working with artwork I created specifically to give you realistic professional applications of 3D, and I share my favorite techniques. I'll break down the many settings available, and give you clear examples of their real-world usefulness. The major topics we'll cover include the 3 types of 3D effects and how they can work together, mapping art to surfaces and using transparency, understanding the X, Y, and Z axes, expanding art while keeping it organized, and saving settings with graphic styles. By the end of this course, you'll have a working knowledge of 3D effects, and an understanding of where you can apply them in your own work. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with Adobe Illustrator CC, including working with the Appearance panel, and basic vector art building methods. And I hope you'll join me in my Illustrator CC Working With 3D course, on Pluralsight.