Course info
November 15, 2016
58m 44s

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).

About the author
About the author

Laura Coyle creates distinctive art with wide appeal. Her clients include major brands like Target,, Disney, and publications including Better Homes and Gardens and The Wall Street Journal.

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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 tobe a major timesaver inmy workflow - whether I’m creating isometric icons - or any art with depth and dimension.

In this course we’llbe working with artwork I created specifically to give you realistic professional applications of3D 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:

  • 3 types of 3D Effects
  • Art Mapping and working with transparency
  • X, y and z positioning
  • Expanding 3D objects
  • Graphic Styles
By the end of this course you’ll have a working knowledge of3D 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 Live Effects, The Appearance Panel and basic vector art building methods.

I hope you’ll join meinmy Illustrator CC Working with 3D course on Pluralsight.